June 24, 2020
Rich in antioxidants and nutrients, green tea is highly recognized for its many positive health benefits. Over the years, studies have also shown that it exhibits a wide range of therapeutic properties for the skin when used topically, thanks to its polyphenols, vitamins, tannins, flavonoids, and six different types of catechin content, including epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and epicatechin gallate (ECG), which have potent antioxidant properties.
While they come from the same family, white tea is rarer than green tea (and more expensive) as it is a minimally processed type made from unopened buds and immature leaves, and thus retains a higher quantity of antioxidants. It also has more powerful anti-elastase properties, which slow down the break down of collagen and elastin.
Matcha, on the other hand, is grown and prepared differently than regular green tea, which gives it a higher chlorophyll, amino acids and antioxidant content, especially EGCG. One study found that Matcha contains up to 137 times more antioxidants than a low-grade variety of green tea and up to 3 times more antioxidants than other high-quality teas.
LILOU Regenerating Balm <- Click to shop
Highly anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and soothing, the organic formula featuring Green Tea, White Tea, Matcha, organic Blue Tansy, Helichrysum, Hemp Seed oil, Kakadu Plum and Watermelon Seed Oil, etc., helps to relieve sensitivity, redness, dryness and swelling, promote skin regeneration, strengthen the skin lipid barrier, restore water-oil balance, soothe acne, while inhibiting elastin breakdown and slowing down the aging process.
Numerous studies have proven that EGCG, polyphenols, flavonoids in green tea, can help repair DNA damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays, rejuvenate dying cells, prevent melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer, and slows signs of aging, such as wrinkles, sagging, and pigmentation. They also have an inhibitory action on collagenase, a collagen-reducing enzyme known to break down collagen, thereby increasing skin’s firmness and elasticity.
Stellar Restoration Corrective Complex <- Click to shop
Featuring star ingredient 1.8% Encapsulated Retinol, as well as White Tea and Green Tea Extract, 1.5% Salicylic Acid, Niacinamide, 2 forms of Vitamin C, Licorice Root, Gotu Kola, Willow Bark, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Sodium Hyaluronate and Squalane, the powerful yet gentle watery serum stimulates collagen synthesis and rejuvenates skin to effectively reduce wrinkles, acne and hyperpigmentation, smooth skin texture, slow aging, and minimize pores in a soothing, hydrating way.
With its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, the tannins and polyphenols in green tea also help reduce sebum secretion, as well as fight against infection by damaging bacterial membranes and controlling bacterial growth. This makes green tea a perfect remedy for acne and oily skin.
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Reson8™ <- Click to shop
A lightweight moisturizer in a hydrogel texture perfect for summer, Reson8™ comprises ingredients including Green Tea Extract, Aloe Vera, Jojoba Oil, Rosehip Oil, Marine Collagen, Gotu Kola Extract, Neroli Oil, Frankincense Oil and Rose Geranium Oil to calm, repair and stabilize the skin’s barrier while providing penetrating hydration, healing, rejuvenating and regenerating effects to the skin.
The polyphenols in green tea have anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe irritations, redness, and swelling. In fact, studies have also found that it is effective in soothing irritation and itching caused by psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and rosacea.
Symmetry Fluid <- Click to shop
Rich in rare ingredients Astaxanthin and Fulvic Acid, as well as Green Tea, White Tea Extract, Red Algae, Dandelion, Milk Thistle, Gotu Kola and Ginkgo, etc., Symmetry Fluid fights off inflammations and free radicals, detoxifies, removes heavy metals in the skin, brightens, reduces acne, promotes skin cell regeneration, strengthens and repairs the skin, and increases skin elasticity.
Green tea contains several vitamins. For instance, Vitamin B2 helps maintain collagen levels, which can improve the firmness of the skin, as well as reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Whilst, Vitamin E, which is known for its ability to nourish and hydrate the skin, can also help reduce scars and skin roughness.
Immersion Serum Concentrate <- Click to shop
With Green Tea Water as a base, and other ingredients such as White Tea, Beta-Glucan, Panthenol, Niacinamide, Reishi, Gotu Kola, Allantoin, Chamomile, and 3 forms of Peptides etc., Immersion intensely hydrates, improves skin barrier and hydration, brightens, fights free radicals, reduce wrinkles and inflammation, regenerate collagen fibers, and stimulates collagen synthesis and micro-circulation to rejuvenate skin.
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