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Skingredients: Green tea

by Claudia Christin on Jun 11, 2023

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Why green tea is not only great for your gut, but for your skin too? Green tea has been known as one of the oldest yet most precious beverages, they are rich in antioxidant and healing-properties. The association between tea consumption, especially green tea, and human health has been long appreciated. Let’s take a quick look on what green tea can offer for our skin.

 

Quick Fun Fact

INCI: Camellia Sinensis extract

What is it: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory

What is in it: caffeine, antioxidant polyphenols (catechins/EGCG)

What it does: reduces sebum, soothes and protects skin, protects from free radicals, reduces inflammation, anti-microbial.

 

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Constituents of green tea

The composition of green tea varies depending on the fermentation process it undergoes. The composition is called constituents. Here are several examples of green tea constituents.

 

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Most of the green tea polyphenols (GTPs) are flavonols, commonly known as catechins. There are four kinds of catechins mainly find in green tea: epicatechin, epigallocatechin, epicatechin-3-gallate, and EGCG.

 

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Fun fact: The preparation methods influence the catechins both quantitatively and qualitatively; the amount of catechins also varies in the original tea leaves due to differences in variety, origin, and growing conditions.

 

Benefits of green tea constituents 

-Smoothen skin texture 

-Improve skin hydration

-reduces sebum production

-anti aging: reduces inhibition of aging causing enzymes 

-photoprotective properties protects from photodamage/photoaging

-antioxidant

 

Who is it for: all skin type, especially oily, acne-prone, and sensitive skin

When can you use it: daily, day and night

Pair with: anything! They paired well with almost everything

 

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How does it help acne-prone and oily skin?

Oily skin friends are often having trouble with acne, as their sebaceous glands secrete sebum more than normal skin does. 

 

Excess sebum leads to acne, clogged pores and stimulates bacterial growth, thus leading to inflammation. One of the ways to control acne is to control excess sebum. 

 

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Green tea contains EGCG which has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties in it. EGCG is able to lower lipid levels, making it effective at reducing sebum excretions. As the sebum is reduced, the development of acne can be controlled.

 

Does it mean that dry skin can’t use it?

No! It also has a moisturizing effect so it is safe to use for dry skin. On top of that, different product with green tea comes with different type of formula, and despite their sebum-controlling properties, they are very unlikely to dry out your skin like what an astringent do.

 

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What else can it do for our skin?

Green tea can also work to minimize the signs of aging caused by free radicals from sun damage such as hyperpigmentation, rough texture and fine lines. 

 

Green tea also contains Vitamin B2 which plays roles in maintaining collagen level on skin and Vitamin E which plays roles in stimulating new skin cell growth. It can also help reduce puffiness due to the caffeine it contains. 

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