Digging deeper into what makes this tea so great

You might have already noticed that when it comes to health and skincare, Green tea seems to be a name that pops up rather frequently. I used to just take it as a given: green tea is good for you. But I never knew exactly why… until now.

Green tea is created from the Tea plant (scientifically known as Camellia sinensis), which is a native plant to China. Producing it’s recognizably sweet and subtle scent, it’s no wonder that it is enjoyed by so many people. However, Green tea has much more to offer than just a nice taste. 


I’ll Drink To That

Green tea leaves in cup and pot

Green tea contains plenty of nutrients which makes it a great addition to your diet if you’re interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Furthermore, it’s rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, which all play their part in doing good for your body and mind. 

When looking at some specific health benefits, we can say that it has been noticed to improve mood, increase alertness, improve memory and even reaction time. Unlike coffee, green tea can give you a milder dose of caffeine and results in people reporting a more stable increase in energy. 

Another great aspect of Green tea is its ability to speed up your metabolism. However, if you want to get any of the many health benefits of Green tea, it’s best to incorporate it into your diet over an extended period of time and not just in brief and extreme intervals, like in detox programs (which do more harm to your body than good).


Your skincare friend

Green tea matcha powder

Luckily, when it comes to benefits for your skin, you don’t have to be as dedicated as when trying to get health benefits from green tea. In fact, using any skincare products infused with Green tea can leave your skin looking way better

Firstly, it has an amazing calming effect, which can help soothe irritated skin and inflammation (aka acne). In addition to this, it helps protect and repairs skin cells, thus leaving your skin looking younger and way more toned.

The antimicrobial properties of Green tea make it ideal for treating acne and helping prevent breakouts, while the presence of polyphenols works to reduce the production of sebum, leaving your skin less oily and more glowy.  All of that topped off with nourishing Vitamin E and your skin is going to be looking its best ever.


Green tea products to the rescue

Green tea leaves sprouting out of teapot

Struggling to decide which skincare products would be a great place to start when it comes to giving your skin that daily dose of Green tea therapy? Here’s a useful list of some of our favorite formulas that will get the job done: 

  • Detox by Crude Personal Care: here’s an amazing exfoliating formula for all the Green tea lovers out there. Simply mix the product with water and give your face a totally gentle and refreshing scrub.
  • Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil by Tatcha:  this makeup remover and cleanser formulated with Camellia oil (aka Green tea plant oil) is sure to save you a lot of time. This 2 in 1 cleanser is gentle enough to handle any type of skin!
  • Facial Spray With Aloe, Cucumber, And Green Tea by Mario Badescu: lock in extra moisture with this hydrating and soothing mist infused with ingredients like aloe, cucumber, and Green tea. It’s the perfect base before you start topping off your skin with makeup for your day to day look. 
  • Farm to Face Green Tea Mask by FOREO: here’s a quick and easy way to get all the benefits of Green tea in a total of 90 seconds. Simply combine the Green tea mask with your UFO or UFO mini smart mask device and let FOREOs beauty tech device take care of the rest. And if you’re big on natural skincare you’ll love what the Farm to Face collection can offer.


All in all, Green tea sounds like a great addition to your skincare practice. Now we’d love to hear about how you incorporate this fan favorite into you beauty routine! If you have anything you would like to add or share, please leave us a comment in the reply section below.