Green tea extract is derived from leaves of Camellia sinensis. It is naturally rich in antioxidants, which has a cell-protecting function as well. It’s a strong antioxidant effect that protects the skin from the damaging effect of free radicals. Green tea extract also contains the Methylxanthines that stimulates skin microcirculation and therefore positively influence the tone and health of the skin.
- Anti-inflammatory agent: Catechins have anti-inflammatory properties that have been helpful for treating inflammatory conditions. reducing inflammation in the skin.
- Green tea’s active component: Preventing collagen breakdown and reduce UV damage to skin, the topical use of green tea helps to promote the health and quantity of collagen, thereby maintaining a firm and elastic skin. In one clinical study is was shown that the skin had measurably more elastic tissue content after continuous application of a product containing green tea extract.
- A sun protective effect: By quenching free radicals and reducing inflammation. Efficacy studies have demonstrated that the polyphenols found in green tea are beneficial in providing protection against UVB-radiation. EGCG appears to have the greatest antioxidant activity and is believed to be more potent that ascorbate and reduced-glutathione.
Antioxidants: Polyphenols can inhibit bacterial growth while acting as an astringent. Polyphenols activity and function as reactive-oxygen-species (Free Radicals) scavengers. Free Radicals are partly responsible for the physical appearance of ageing.
- Topically Applied: Green tea extract can help treat a variety of skin problems, such as dermatitis, rosacea and warts.
METHOD OF EXTRACTION:
Antioxidants: Polyphenols(catechins) // Catchin // Gallogatechin // Epicatechin // Epigallocatechin // Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG).
PLANT PART USED: The leaves
CULTIVATION METHOD: Certified Organic
INCI NOMENCLATURE: Camellia Sinensis