Green Tea: The Secret Ingredient For Glowing Skin
As more and more people discover the amazing benefits of green tea for health and beauty, they are seeking it out in everything from smoothies to sunscreen. Meanwhile, just about every beauty site worth its salt scrub is buzzing about this new superhero skin care ingredient.
It’s fair to say that green tea is having a moment. And for good reason.
Green tea has a superabundance of bioactive polyphenols that protect cells and DNA from free radical damage and help maintain healthy collagen formation. Significantly more than any other type of tea, in fact. It’s also rich in antioxidant vitamins E and C. All this flavonoid goodness adds up to powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and anti-bacterial properties.
The antioxidant effects of green tea extract are well documented in fighting photo-aging and the breakdown of collagen and elastin making it a powerful anti-aging warrior.
For acne prone skin, green tea offers anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and mild astringent qualities. It’s even been shown to reduce sebum production
Green tea also calms redness thanks to its anti-inflammatory and anti-angiogenic properties.
Vivant loyalists have been in love with our Green Tea Antioxidant Cleanser for years for all the reasons listed above and more. This multi-purpose cleanser is a gentle purifier that protects, calms and nourishes skin. It dissolves dirt, oil, and makeup without stripping skin’s natural acid mantle. And it can be used for face, body, hair, and as a shaving gel. That’s about as perfect as one product gets.