The benefits of green tea

The benefits of green tea

Posted by Wendy Stirling on 6th Mar 2020

Green tea is made from the leaves of the camellia sinensis tree. It has powerful antioxidant properties - both as a healthy drink and in skin care.

Clinical trials have credibly shown that when used topically, green tea reduces sun damage by neutralising free radicals. It also directly protects collagen and other structures of the skin from free radical damage, promoting the overall integrity of the collagen/elastin network.

Benefits of green tea

  • Improves skin complexion 
  • Helps minimise dark circles and puffiness around the eyes
  • Can aid the treatment of acne
  • Works as a skin toner
  • Helps fight the signs of ageing, due to its high level of anti-oxidants

The science

Excessive exposure of the skin to the UV rays of sunlight is a major cause of skin problems, including skin cancer. 

The phytochemicals or polyphenols present in the green tea have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, which is why they are considered one of the most powerful group of natural constituents to deliver anti-carcinogenic benefits for a variety of skin conditions.

The polyphenols present in green tea help reduce inflammation and repair damaged cells, making it a highly valuable ingredient for use in skin care preparations.

How we use it

Given its proven benefits, it's little wonder that green tea is considered an important ingredient by our formulating team, who use it in meaningful percentages in our facial skin care products.

However, what makes the green tea selected by Botanicals extra special, is that it's produced organically in India, meaning that it's free from pesticides and other harmful residues.