Green Tea goes back thousands of years. Originating from East Asia and beyond, this powerful plant has been used for its energy giving abilities, medicinal characteristics, and for its antioxidant properties. You may have noticed “Matcha”, a potent form of green tea surge in popularity in recent years. The health benefits of green tea are numerous and have been shown to benefit the body in several ways. With studies yielding positive findings for these promising benefits, its abilities to promote healthy skin are being studied as well. Green tea has also been noted to have many benefits for the skin and is just as useful for beautifying the outside as well as the inside.
How Does Green Tea Help Your Skin?
The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties green tea possesses are not only good for the body. Green tea is useful for soothing and calming irritated skin and providing hydration to promote a healthy moisture barrier thanks to the EGCG (a polyphenolic chemical) that it contains. For acne sufferers, it can help alleviate the swelling and redness that comes with pimples and it also can help to calm inflammation in the skin. Green tea also has anti-microbial benefits which can assist in the reduction of harmful acne causing bacteria as well.
Green tea also helps to balance oil and sebum levels in the skin, another benefit for those who are oily and acne prone. It is a great antioxidant as well, helping to fight free radicals and other environmental stressors that can contribute to skin aging and early deterioration.
Why We Included Green Tea in Our Green Tea + Honey Cleanser and Toner
With the multiple skin benefits Green Tea contains, we wanted to make it the star ingredient in our new Green Tea + Honey Cleanser and Green Tea + Hyaluronic Acid Facial Toner duo! These two products are going to be a miracle for your skin. Soft smooth skin is around the corner when you put these two together. The cleanser and toner contain green tea extract, the key player in assuring that your skin will appear at its best. Both of them also contain honey, another skin loving ingredient. Yes, honey!
Honey is a great humectant, which means that it helps your skin to attract and hold on to moisture. When your skin is able to keep moisture inside, it keeps the bouncy supple appearance healthy skin is supposed to have. Honey is also anti-bacterial and anti-microbial so if you suffer from acne, you’ll be able to experience reduced breakouts since bacteria can contribute to flare-ups and exacerbate the issue. Honey also has the ability to protect the skin and assist in repair. It can help to calm sensitive skin and prevent further damage. Honey is also a natural exfoliator and can promote renewed soft skin with regular use.
Our Green Tea + Hyaluronic Toner contains hyaluronic acid, an ingredient that we cannot get enough of! Hyaluronic acid helps the skin to hold water and attracts water from the environment, promoting plump and supple skin. Hyaluronic acid is also calming and soothing to irritated skin and helps with skin healing and rejuvenation. Hyaluronic acid is another key to hydrated supple skin. This chemical can hold 1,000 times its weight in water, an impressive feat!
Willow Bark Extract
Those of you that suffer from breakouts will rejoice when we tell you that the Green Tea + Hyaluronic Toner also contains willow bark extract, a natural source of salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is the gold standard for acne ingredients as it helps to refine pores, reduce the appearance of breakouts and can help to dry up pimples and pustules.
Lactic acid is another ingredient that we wanted to include in these two beautiful products. The gentlest of AHAs, lactic acid will help assist in the skin’s exfoliation process while providing extra hydration to dull lackluster skin. Lactic acid is a powerful hero for anti-aging and it can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and contribute to a more even brightened appearance.
How to Use for Best Results
As always, when using any of our cleansers, we recommend that you double cleanse to ensure that your skin is free of any debris or dirt that can prevent the absorption of these products. We recommend our Micellar Water for this. It’ll attract dirt, oil, dead skin cells and more to prime skin for the cleansing process. A little dollop of the Green Tea + Honey Facial Cleanser is all you need as it lathers very well. Massage for at least 60 seconds and then rinse.
Follow up with our Green Tea + Honey Facial Toner and spritz into a cotton pad or spray directly on face with eyes closed. When using a cotton pad, gently wipe the toner across your face, spending a little extra time on trouble spots like the cheeks and T-Zone. When using your hands, spray the toner on clean palms and gently pat toner on your entire face, ensuring to avoid eyes and nostrils and concentrating on more trouble spots.
And you’re done!
You should be able to feel the hydrating, calming and soothing benefits right away. As always, be patient with your skin. Brighter smoother skin will only be a cleanse and swipe away with regular use of this duo. We trust that our Green Tea cleanser and toner will give you the healthy skin you’ve always wanted. Your skin will definitely be thanking you!