Green Tea

Best

Antioxidant

Green Tea description

Research has established that topical application of green tea leaves or extracts have many benefits for skin, including anti-ageing properties. The polyphenols in green tea possess potent antioxidant and skin-soothing properties, and show significant promise for improving the appearance of sun-damaged skin.Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is one of the active constituents of green tea believed to be responsible for its many health and appearance benefits, both orally and topically.If you’re looking for green tea in your personal care products it may be listed by its Latin name, cameillia sinesis. It is a gentle antioxidant that is among the most well researched and impressive in terms of its many benefits; however, it’s not the best or the only antioxidants to look for, so stick with products that contain several antioxidants.

Green Tea references

  • International Journal of Cosmetic Science, February 2015, pages 455-464
  • Rheumatology, July 2010 Epublication
  • Food and Chemical Toxicology, April 2008, pages 1,298-1,307
  • Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, December 2001, pages 109-141

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Ingredient ratings

Best

Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.

Good

Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.

Average

Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.

Bad

There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.

Worst

May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.

unknown

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Not rated

We have not yet rated this ingredient because we have not had a chance to review the research on it.