Known for thousands of years for its many virtues, green tea is playing an increasingly important role in the dermocosmetic industry. Rich in active ingredients, it is not uncommon to see green tea extract appear in the list of ingredients of your skincare products. Discover here the extent of the benefits of green tea for your skin!
Rich in polyphenols
Well-known for its antioxidant properties thanks to its high concentration of polyphenols, green tea fights against premature aging of the skin, since its antioxidants prevent oxidative stress. This prevents the degradation of collagen and elastin fibers in the skin and thus preserves the skin's elasticity. One of the polyphenol types in green tea, catechins, has soothing properties. This makes green tea the ideal ally for sensitive skin.
Rich in tannins
Tea also contains tannins; small molecules that give it a "grating effect on the tongue" as these molecules precipitate on contact with saliva. On the skin, tannins have remarkable benefits, since their astringent properties allow to tighten the pores and bring brightness and vitality to the skin. Tannins are also known for their antibacterial properties, they therefore help fight against imperfections and help regulate the production of sebum.
Rich in vitamin C
Vitamin C is known to increase collagen production in the skin, which helps to keep skin looking plump. Vitamin C also plays an important role in skin radiance and in reducing the appearance of pigmentation spots, well known as "brown spots".
Rich in caffeine
Caffeine promotes blood circulation, which improves cell oxygenation and helps to reduce the appearance of dark circles and under-eye puffiness and to give vitality to the complexion.
Rich in amino acids
Its amino acids promote skin hydration and contribute to the regeneration of the skin barrier. A healthy skin barrier means supple, hydrated and plump skin!
Want to add green tea extract to your skincare routine?
An ally for all skin types, don't hesitate to add green tea extract to your skincare routine! At Omy, you will find green tea extract in the customized day cream, the customized serum and the blue light mist.