Why Green Tea is a Top Korean Beauty Skincare Ingredient!

Green tea is a popular superfood, but have you noticed it showing up in your skincare products? There are major benefits of green tea for the skin, which is why Korean beauty products incorporate it as a major ingredient in their products.

Benefits of Green Tea

1. Green Tea Helps Fight Against Skin Cancer

Green tea contains polyphenols and 6 types of catechins. Polyphenols are plant compounds that are beneficial to one's health because of their antioxidants, a catechin is a type of polyphenol known as a flavonoid, and antioxidants are molecules that fight off anything trying to harm your body, health, or skin. When applied to the skin, these beneficial properties get absorbed and provide that extra protection to your skin.

2. Green Tea Helps Prevent Signs of Aging

One of the antioxidants in green tea called EGCG can rejuvenate dying skin cells which combats signs of aging and can make dull skin look brighter and healthier. Green tea also contains loads of vitamins, one of which is vitamin B2. Vitamin B2 maintains collagen levels which can improve firmness of the skin and firmness = younger looking skin. The Vivir True Wrinkle Serum is rich in green tea as well as adenosine which improves wrinkles.

3. Green Tea Is A Good Moisturizer

When you think of moisturizer, your first thought might be hyaluronic acid because of its popularity within the skincare industry, but green tea could become the next best thing. It contains vitamin E, which nourishes and hydrates the skin.

4. Green Tea Reduces Redness and Irritation

Again because of the polyphenols and antioxidants, green tea is also an anti-inflammatory. These anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce skin irritation, redness, and swelling. 

The Vivir Greenery Mask soothes redness and irritation while moisturizing the skin with green tea, centella asiatica, olive oil.

5. Green Tea Helps Fight Acne

For anything acne related, centella asiatica is THAT girl, but green tea is her lesser known sidekick. Green tea has gentle cleansing properties, which, in combination with the antioxidants and other benefits, helps it become an effective treatment for troubled and oily skin. We recommend the B.Lab Matcha Hydrating Foam Cleanser to get the cleansing effects green tea has to offer, and if you want that Cica plus Green Tea combo, we recommend the PureForet Centella Cica Toner Pads.

 

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