Green tea is one of the most studied and used botanical ingredients. It is interesting for its content in polyphenols, and more specifically in catechins with EGCG (EpiGalloCatechin Gallate), ECG (EpiCatechin Gallate), GCG (GalloCatechin Gallate) and EGC (EpiGallo Catechin). This gives it properties:
- Antioxidants (anti aging)
A property that can be interesting for acne-prone skin.
- Green tea in dermatology – myths and facts, Journal Der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Volume 13 (8)– Aug 1, 2015
- Protective Mechanisms of Green Tea Polyphenols in Skin, Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity. 2012