Loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that are excellent for optimal functioning of our mind and body, green tea is synonymous with proper health and well-being, and for good reason. It has been widely used for centuries for a multitude of health concerns, ranging from an increase in burning fat to lowering the risk of developing breast cancer. The secret of its beneficial properties, in comparison with other types of tea, lies in the harvesting and processing methods. The processing of this particular type of tea averts fermentation, which allows the leaves to retain maximum amounts of antioxidants and polyphenols, as opposed to regular black tea. Most of the polyphenols found in green tea are flavonoids, most active of which are catechins and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) that function as powerful antioxidants.
A superstar ingredient with Eastern origin and Western diaspora, green tea is holy-grail when it comes to skincare. Consumption as well as topical application of this tea has numerous benefits for your skin, owing to its therapeutic properties. It is both corrective and protective, and is available in a wide range of formulations for topical application. Some of the most important benefits of green tea for skin include:
Green tea contains antioxidants that fight free radicals caused by environmental stressors like UV rays and pollution. The EGCG in green tea has the ability to repair the damage done to skin cells and improve skin microrelief.
Drawing from the previous benefit, by minimising signs of sun damage such as hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, and rough texture, green tea significantly and effectively slows down the ageing process, promoting skin elasticity and improving skin health. It has moisturising and nourishing effects that will leave your skin smooth and soft, if applied regularly.
Anti-inflammatory and Soothing
Green tea extracts contain high levels of polyphenols called catechins. Thanks to these catechins, green tea is very helpful in reducing inflammation, redness, and swelling. It also helps minimise and soothe skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Anti-bacterial and Sebum Control
Polyphenols in green tea damage bacterial membranes and fight against infection, which makes it a useful tool for treating bacterial growth that causes acne. EGCG lowers lipid levels and reduces sebum excretion in the skin, which helps unclog pores and minimise breakouts.
De-puffing and Relaxing
Caffeine and tannins in green tea make it an ideal ingredient for treating tired, puffy eyes as well as dark circles. Frozen green tea cubes or bags are intensely relaxing and soothing for the eyes and facial skin. It can also be used as a toner, incorporated into your daily CTM routine to achieve healthy, even-toned, and glowing skin.
The benefits of green tea for skin are not limited to the above. It is chock-full of vitamin B2 and E, both of which are essential for skin health. B2 maintains collagen levels that help achieve youthful and firm skin, while vitamin E supports new skin cell growth and intensely hydrates and nourishes the skin.
Perenne uses this powerhouse of antioxidants and nutrients in multiple products. To reap the benefits of green tea for skin, stick to a targeted skincare routine to counteract cellular damage and reinforce your skin’s natural ability to defend itself. Try our potent products that contain green tea extracts, a natural and valuable ingredient.
Perenne Revitalizing Tonic Mist
With a combination of natural extracts like green tea, aloe vera, licorice, white mulberry, lavender, and grapefruit, the mist is a complete solution for dehydrated and uneven skin. It is a natural, alcohol-free toner that maintains the skin’s pH level and prevents breakouts.
The clarifying face wash is a gentle soap-based face wash that is ideal for oily, sensitive, and acne-prone skin. It deeply cleanses the skin and removes dirt and excess oil from pores. Follow it up with the toner and gel-based moisturiser for soft, nourished, and hydrated skin. The natural green tea extract in all three products ensures that the benefits of this magical tea are included in every step of your skincare routine.
With ingredients like green tea, jojoba, kiwi, and grapefruit, this day cream deeply nourishes the skin and maintains the oil-water balance. It prevents dullness, age spots, and pigmentation, making the skin tone even and clear.
A skin brightening serum that uses the benefits of green tea for skin, it helps to reduce pigmentation and dark spots. It also restores glow, brightens the complexion, and works on skin texture, saving the skin from damage caused by internal and external stressors.
A non-greasy and mattifying natural sunscreen, it protects your skin from harmful UV damage. The green tea extract helps to lighten and reduce dark spots. What’s more? It is intensely hydrating and can be applied without a moisturiser.