Topically applied green tea (camellia sinensis leaf extract) is loaded with high levels of polyphenols that provides natural healing of the skin along with skin-soothing, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Green tea extract is also called camellia sinensis leaf extract. It contain high levels of phytochemicals that are effective free radical scavengers and also deliver moisture relief to the skin.
A group of polyphenol compounds called catechins are believed to be responsible for the antioxidant benefits of green tea that helps to target and prevent damage and aging human skin. There is also research into its photoprotective and anticarcinogenic effects on the skin.
How Its Used
We use green tea in our formulations as an antioxidant, free radical scavenger and skin-soothing agent. It also provides a mild aroma to the formulation without the addition of synthetic fragrances. You can find it listed under the name cameillia sinesis leaf extract (green tea).
Evidence shows that green tea has the remarkable benefit of antioxidant, anti-inflammation and anti-aging effects. And that it also has a prolonged moisturizing effect on the epidermis.
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