This is why you need green tea on your routine ASAP
By Carolina Malis
Being 100% honest, I love coffee, but tea holds a special place in my heart. That's why I was so thrilled when I saw Green Tea - and matcha - becoming such a trend in the world. From drinks to food, skincare and even fragrances, tea is taking over and I’m here for it
We already know the perks of drinking green tea - plus it tastes delicious - but this holy ingredient can also works wonders on your skin, and here’s why:
Catechins are bioflavonoids found in green tea that have shown to have effective antioxidant, anticancer, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. Yep, a multitasker. They have also been known to demonstrate anti-inflammatory functions and benefits. One of the major catechins found in green tea was shown to be the most effective agent against skin inflammation and cancerous changes in the skin, AKA, a true gift from heaven.
Caffeine is not only found in your daily cup of coffee but can also be found in a cup of green tea. Caffeine doesn't only help you stay awake and help you go throughout your day, but is also a very helpful ingredient for the skin, especially for dark circles and puffiness. It helps calm inflamed blood vessels that causes dark circles while soothing puffiness and tightening the skin. So save up those used green tea bags for getting rid of puffy eyes!
Some creative ways to use Green Tea for skincare:
Green Tea Bags: Save and store your used green tea bags in the freezer or fridge for placing them on your eyes on those days you wake up to dark circles or puffy eyes!
Green Tea "quick spritz pick me up" Mist: Boil filtered water and dunk some green tea and steep for about an hr. Remove the green tea and let the tea fully cool before placing into a spritzer bottle. Make sure to keep spritzer bottle refrigerated or kept in a cool place while using.
Green Tea Deodorizer Bags: Save and dry your used green tea bags to stuff them in your sneakers overnight to help eliminate odor and keep your kicks smelling fresh!
Some Neogen Dermalogy Green Tea Skincare Products featuring Green Tea
Are you ready to start adding green tea to your skincare routine? Well, we have some Neogen Dermalogy options for you to get you started!
These 30 single-use exfoliating pads employ natural ingredients to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells and impurities. Perfect for sensitive skin, these three-layer pads are also infused with green tea—a powerful antioxidant that works to soothe irritation and prevent the appearance of premature aging—and tea tree extract to soothe and aid in the skin's natural healing process.
Infused with naturally fermented Green Tea and hydrating Papaya Fruit Water, Neogen's 'Real Fresh Foam' works to soothe and refresh. Perfect for all skin types (even those prone to acne or redness), this hypoallergenic, water-based cleanser gently removes impurities and makeup without any irritation. With prolonged use, your complexion will be smoother and more radiant.
This travel-friendly, all-in-one cleanser, created by Soko Glam co-founder Charlotte Cho is what green tea dreams are made of. Formulated with 13 natural oils to breakdown makeup, natural green tea leaves to exfoliate and a low pH to gently cleanse your skin, this cleanser will lead the way to a brighter, clearer skin.