Green tea for skin? YES! As you may have noticed, green tea is appearing more and more often on the ingredients list of Korean cosmetic products and today we will talk about its benefits and how you can introduce it into your routine.
Why is green tea so great?
Over the years, hundreds of studies have been conducted on green tea and its role in healing the skin and fighting the visible signs of aging. Much of the benefits are due to the high level of antioxidants to protect the skin from external factors (UV rays, environmental pollution, dust) that can damage cells and clog pores.
Also, green tea is a known anti-inflammatory , being ideal for people who experience redness or irritated skin. Once applied, green tea has a calming effect on the area.
Green tea's antibacterial properties help fight acne by getting to the bacterial source of breakouts and purifying skin for a clearer complexion. Also, having astringent properties, it reduces excess sebum production – the cause of oily skin.
Bags under the eyes? Green tea is the solution. Most Korean cosmetic products for the eye area have green tea as an ingredient for its high caffeine content that fights dark circles and bags, offering a fresh look, even if you haven't slept enough.
What skin type should I have to introduce green tea into my routine?
Green tea can be used on all skin types - oily, acneic, sensitive, dry, mixed or with signs of aging. Introduce the ingredient into your routine with one or two products and you will notice the positive results.
What products can I use that have green tea as the main ingredient?
After a day of work, stress and running through a polluted city, the best way to detox is to use a green tea cleanser. We recommend you try Innisfree's GREEN TEA FOAM CLEANSER , a cleanser that contains 16 different types of amino acids to revitalize the skin. It is a vegan product that contains 100% organic green tea and intensely hydrates the skin while cleansing the skin of impurities, penetrating deep into the pores.
If you're looking for an oil-based cleanser, then Innisfree's GREEN TEA CLEANSING OIL is the answer. Cleansing oil hydrates skin while dissolving foundation, sunscreen and excess sebum, leaving skin cleaner than ever.
If you're worried about wrinkles, try Benton's DEEP GREEN TEA LOTION . It is a moisturizing lotion that contains Vitamin E to increase skin elasticity and reduce existing wrinkles. It also has a low pH and contains Centella Asiatica to soothe irritations.
Another product that soothes the skin is Benton's DEEP GREEN TEA TONER . It contains green tea from the Boseong region (South Korea) and is especially recommended for people with dry or irritated skin.
GREEN TEA SEED EYE CREAM is a cream with antioxidant properties containing green tea extract and green tea seed oil to hydrate the area around the eyes and treat bags and dark circles, leaving the skin firm and smooth.
As a serum we recommend you to use GREEN TEA SEED SERUM from Innisfree. Another vegan product from Innisfree's Green Tea range that provides hydration and suppleness while brightening the complexion.
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If you feel the need for a hydration boost, you can always use the MY REAL SQUEEZE MASK - GREEN TEA sheet mask from Innisfree.