Green tea is packed with beneficial compounds and it has been used for centuries by Geisha, not only as part of the tea drinking ceremony, but also applied topically as part of their skin-care routine to maintain their amazing complexions.
Why we include it
Many studies have been performed on the use of green tea products in cosmetics. These studies show that green tea is a great anti-inflammatory, and it also contains a high level of polyphenols which are key in the ongoing fight against the signs of aging. It contains compounds called catechins, specifically EGCG, which have been shown to reactivate dying skin cells in the upper layer of the skin. It's also high in tannins which act as an astringent and help shrink pores. Studies have also shown green tea applied topically can help reduce acne symptoms and blackheads.