Roundup: Green Tea for Beautiful Skin

Green tea has long been touted for its health benefits: it can help fight cancer and heart disease, lower cholesterol, burn fat, and prevent diabetes and stroke. But it’s also a powerful beauty ingredient, with more antioxidants than other typical sources (Vitamins A, C, and E). The polyphenol in green tea, ECGC, has been proven to help rejuvenate and heal skin, fight inflammation, heal acne, and more. So it’s no surprise that it’s landing on cosmetics ingredients lists more frequently (sometimes listed as “camellia sinensis”). Here’s a selection of products that contain the ancient ingredient. Will you add some green tea to your beauty routine? —Aleigh

Clockwise, from left: John Masters Green Tea & Rose Hydrating Face Serum ($24), Suki Intensive Nourishing Cream with Brightening Complex($60.95), Pangea Japanese Matcha Tea with Acai and Goji Berry Facial Mask ($40), Kimberly Sayer Ultra Light Facial Moisturizer ($32)

Raspberry Acne Clarifying Bar ($38), Solar Translucent Bronzer ($34), Intelligent Nutrients Certified Organic Finishing Gloss ($29), Rahua Shampoo ($32)

Arcona Toner Tea Bar ($38), Resolve Soothing Aftershave Balm ($24), Kahina Giving Beauty Eye Cream ($65), OM4MEN Marine Mineral and Green Tea Gel Wash ($35)

 

Green Tea Balancing Cleansing Bar by Pomega5 ($19.75), Rose Body Care Lotion by Jurlique ($38), RedFlower Japanese Peony Cleansing Body Wash ($20), Inika Liquid Foundation ($65)

(Top image via Sayid Budi; remaining images via brands and beauty boutiques)

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