Green Tea

[grēn, tē]

Categories: Plant Extracts, Antioxidants

Green Tea Skin Benefits:

Green tea extract contains high levels of polyphenols, which mainly consist of four catechin derivatives: epicatechin, epigallocatechin, epicatequinagalato, and epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). This potent mixture of polyphenol derivatives makes green tea one of the most health advantageous teas in the market. In skincare and cosmetics, green tea extract has shown good skin barrier function and retention, which can enable it to serve as a viable skincare ingredient for providing antioxidant protection and moisturizing properties. 1

Due to its high concentration of polyphenols, topical application of green tea extract can equip the skin with strong antioxidant properties that help to neutralize free-radicals present in the environment. In addition, topical green tea extract has also been found to boost overall skin hydration by improving moisture-retention at the skin’s surface. This moisturizing benefit may also help to improve skin roughness, leaving skin to feel soft and smooth. 1

  1. Gianeti, M. The use of green tea extract in cosmetic formulations: not only an antioxidant active ingredient. Dermatologic therapy 26.3, 267-271 (2013)
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