Green tea contains powerful antioxidants ingredients making it a potent ingredient that combats signs of aging when applied to your skin or by drinking it.
Green tea is made from the leaves of the camellia sinensis plant and contains several vitamins, like Vitamin E, which helps with cell turnover, regeneration and to strengthen the skin´s natural barrier. Vitamin B-2 helps to repair skin cells and to maintain collagen levels in the skin. Collagen improves skin firmness and smooths fine lines and wrinkles.
Green tea contains polyphenols and catechin, both great for your skin. The major polyphenolic compound present in green tea is EGCG which has showed a wide range of benefits and therapeutics properties to protect the skin and immune system support
EGCG has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties which fight skin inflammation, reducing irritation and redness. It is also great for unclogging pores and cleansing skin thoroughly because of its antibacterial properties. EGCG is anti-androgenic, making it useful for reducing oily sebum excretions in the skin. By reducing sebum, EGCG can slow or even stop the development of acne.
While research is still ongoing, there has been one study that found that products with green tea extract can help to repair sun damaged skin.
Here at Refresh Skincare our selected products from the Innisfree Green Tea range cover the three important steps in your daily routine. Innisfree have developed their own unique Jeju Beauty Green Tea extract which is packed with 16 amino acids to keep your skin moisturised, fresh and healthy.
Refreshing foaming cleanser with Jeju Green Tea Extract hydrates skin while washing away dirt and impurities.
The dense foam gets deep into pores to remove impurities and leaves your skin feeling fresh and dewy.
Dubbed the 'holy grail' by skincare fanatics and reportedly one is sold every seven seconds somewhere around the world.
This incredible serum is formulated with a blend of Jeju Green Tea extract and Green Tea Seed Oil that together maintain skin's balance and retain moisture.
This powerful serum absorbs quickly and leaves skin feeling hydrated for longer. It is packed with amino acids and antioxidants to provide intense hydration and leave skin soft and glowing.
A light and smooth moisturiser packed with green tea extract and green tea seed oil to hydrate and nourish the skin.
The Green Tea Seed Cream creates a moisture barrier on your skin, helping to keep the lower layers hydrated and also forming a protective barrier on top.
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