There is a lot of buzz lately about the wonderful healing powers of green tea and its anti-carcinogenic properties, but what of its skincare benefits? The studies are not completed yet but many are showing great promise in proving the therapeutic benefits of using Green Tea to prevent pre-mature aging in the skin.
Recent studies have revealed Green Tea extract as healing. Polyphenals, the active ingredient in Green Tea, has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Anti-oxidants detoxify the skin from everyday exposure to free radicals while the anti-inflammatory properties calm and heal the damage to the top layers of the epidermis.
Current research also indicates that epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), an extract of tea, can prevent collagen breakdown and reduce UV damage to skin, which is a great reason to use skin-care products which contain the extract. Skincare products with green tea extract can be used synergistically with a zinc based sun block for a more comprehensive preventative measure against sun damage. Reducing collagen breakdown is also a great measure in preventing premature aging.
Products at Soapstones containing Green Tea Extract:
Luxe Body Cream, Winter Dreams Facial Cream, Rosewater Facial Cream, Exfoliating Mousse, Stones Aftershave.