9 Skincare Products Made With Tea to Give Skin an Antioxidant Boost

by Melissa Chew
LIFESTYLE  |  February 26, 2018
  • Tea is full of skin-loving ingredients
    1 / 10 Tea is full of skin-loving ingredients

    I love me a piping hot cuppa milk tea. I crave a cup after each meal and I can even take it at night, unlike coffee, which just leaves me jittery.

    And I love beauty products with tea in them too. The beverage – in the form of green tea, matcha, white tea, black tea or even fermented sweetened tea (kombucha) – is an antioxidant powerhouse that is just what stressed out skin needs.

    Besides antioxidants, tea is brimming with flavonoids, polyphenols and phytochemicals, all potent free radical fighters that block out damage and signs of ageing when applied topically on skin, plus they have been known to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and lower bad cholesterol levels when ingested.

    Another plus, as a skincare ingredient, tea often makes the products smell amazing with a refreshing, natural scent.

    So what are you waiting for? Look out for the natural, power-packed ingredient when you’re shopping for your beauty and grooming essentials.

    Photo: 123rf.com. Product photos provided by the respective brands.

    A version of this article originally appeared on www.herworld.com.

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  • Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence ($108 for 150ml)
    2 / 10 Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence ($108 for 150ml)

    Fights the effects of pollution on your skin with powerful antioxidants to help prevent premature signs of skin ageing. This harnesses kombucha, fermented sweet black tea, to increase skin’s moisture and boost its luminosity. Although highly concentrated, it is a weightless, watery essence that smoothes skin, softens fine lines, and refines pores while boosting resilience and vitality.

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  • Blithe Patting Splash Mask Soothing & Healing Green Tea ($54 for 200ml, Sephora)
    3 / 10 Blithe Patting Splash Mask Soothing & Healing Green Tea ($54 for 200ml, Sephora)

    A green tea-infused mask treatment in a liquid form that is meant to be applied in the shower. It is inspired by the Korean bathhouse tradition of splashing botanical steeped water onto the face after a bath. The liquid mask formula is deeply moisturising and also offers gentle exfoliation thanks to a lactic acid blend enriched with green tea and salicylic acid and tea tree oil. (Also Read: 7 Face Masks That Work In Five Minutes Or Less)

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  • Arcona White Tea Purifying Cleanser ($55)
    4 / 10 Arcona White Tea Purifying Cleanser ($55)

    Need a deep skin cleanse? The facial cleanser has white and green tea extracts to do just that. It also has cranberry enzymes to nourish and strengthen skin, plus vitamin E and shea butter to prevent skin from feeling tight and dry after cleansing.

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  • Pangea Organics Facial Mask, Japanese Matcha Tea with Acai & Goji Berry ($66.54 for 120ml, iherb.com)
    5 / 10 Pangea Organics Facial Mask, Japanese Matcha Tea with Acai & Goji Berry ($66.54 for 120ml, iherb.com)

    Packed with potent superfood ingredients to deep-cleanse, detoxify, exfoliate, tone, hydrate, fight signs of ageing, and balance skin, this mask does it all. It should be applied once a week, left on for 20 minutes then rinsed off to keep skin radiant, smooth and youthful.  Want more? How about beautifully radiant skin.

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  • Neutrogena Rainbath Renewing Shower and Bath Gel Pear & Green Tea ($17.90, Guardian)
    6 / 10 Neutrogena Rainbath Renewing Shower and Bath Gel Pear & Green Tea ($17.90, Guardian)

    The original Rainbath softens and conditions skin while cleansing it. This recent variant does just that plus it has a soothing and refreshing scent that’s a blend of pear and green tea. Its rich lather is so moisturising for skin and it rinses off clean without any residue, leaving skin soft and supple. No wonder it is a bathtime fave for many.

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  • Herbivore Botanicals Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner ($59 for 120ml, www.sephora.sg)
    7 / 10 Herbivore Botanicals Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner ($59 for 120ml, www.sephora.sg)

    A refreshing toner mist that clarifies and balances combination, oily and troubled skin with jasmine water that is infused with green tea, willow bark, and witch hazel. It detoxifies skin and reduces oiliness and breakouts, and also soothes irritated, inflamed skin instantly.

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  • Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate ($115 for 15ml)
    8 / 10 Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate ($115 for 15ml)

    Worth every cent, this luxurious anti-ageing eye cream diminishes and prevents signs of ageing – from dark circles to fine lines – while moisturising and visibly firming the eye area. It uses a proprietary black tea complex that blocks free radicals from damaging the delicate skin around the eyes.

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  • Origins By All Greens Foaming Deep Cleansing Mask ($69 for 70ml)
    9 / 10 Origins By All Greens Foaming Deep Cleansing Mask ($69 for 70ml)

    A unique clay mask that has self-foaming action, this exfoliates and draws out dirt and pollutants from skin and pores. It features a trio of superfoods – green tea, spirulina, and spinach to gently detox skin leaving it fresh and healthy. (Also Read: 10 Ingenious Ways To Use Matcha Powder)

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  • St Ives Green Tea Scrub ($9.90, Guardian)
    10 / 10 St Ives Green Tea Scrub ($9.90, Guardian)

    We love that this grainy scrub has completely natural exfoliants to buff skin thoroughly yet gently, and it also features skin-soothing green tea that prevents blemishes and reduces redness and irritation caused by acne so that skin is clearer and more well behaved.

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