Ingredient of the Month - Green Tea

Ingredient of the Month - Green Tea

What is it?

Green Tea comes from the Camellia Sinensis evergreen shrub. It’s leaves are used to produce tea and is mainly grown and harvested in China and India. To create Green tea, the leaves have to undergo a different withering and oxidation process compared to the leaves that turn into black tea. Green tea has many uses, apart from being brewed in a cup, it is very popular in skincare products, aromatherapy and weight loss.

How can Green Tea help my skin? 

Anti-Ageing

Green tea is a wonderful anti-ageing ingredient. This is because it is full of antioxidants, which apart from maintaining skin health; they fight the ageing free radicals which cause sagging skin, sun damage, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Polyphenols are some of the antioxidants found in green tea and these slow down the whole process by neutralising the free radicals.

Eye Treatment

Many of us suffer with puffy eyes and dark circles. Green Tea is highly-efficient at reducing the puffiness found around the eye area as it contains a substance called tannins, which is a natural astringent. Shrinking the blood vessels, puffiness, dark circles and any other swelling, green Tea will reduce and bring calm to the delicate area. Vitamin K is also found within green tea and will also help lighten the dark, discoloured areas under and around the eye area.

Improve Complexion and Tone

Another property of the tannins found in green tea, is that they are astringents. Reducing pore size and evening out rough skin textures, it can also flush out toxins from deep within the skin, clearing congestion, blemishes and lightening scars.

Fights Acne and Pimples

Antibacterial agents known as Catechins are another substance found within green tea and can help target and remove the acne-causing bacteria. Another property of Catechins is that they help regulate the hormonal activity in the body. If there are any imbalances, they work to stabilise them as hormonal imbalances are one of the key causes of acne. When suffering from acne or regular breakouts, skin will most likely be red and inflamed. Green tea is a natural anti-inflammatory and will calm the affected area before getting to work on removing bacteria.

Use after Shaving

Using an after shaving skincare product which contains green tea will calm any itchiness caused by the abrasive nature of a razor, but it will also reduce the redness caused by razor burns. 

Calms Redness

Some skin conditions cause extreme redness such as rosacea. Green tea can help control and maintain the amount of flushing experience by the individual and reduce the inflammation which is another symptom. Many rosacea skincare products now contain green tea as an effective, natural ingredient. 

Which Pevonia products contain Green Tea?

Home-Use Products

Smooth and Tone Body Cream

This triphase, micronised, high-performance cream blends the latest most active proven-effective ingredients for smoothing cellulite deposits. Green Coffee effectively dislodges cellulite accumulation, while the cream is rich in polysaccharides, and encourages moisture bonding while helping restructure skin layers, providing extra energy to normalise biological activities. 

RS2 Concentrate

A light gel highly concentrated in active ingredients, which provides immediate relief, comfort and coolness. This powerful concentrate combines Green Tea and Liquorice with other ingredients to radically improve skin's chronic blotchiness, redness, congestion and sensitivity delivering immediate visible results. 

Soothing After-Shaving Balm

Containing Portulacca, Green Tea, Gingko Biloba, Arnica and Allantoin, this superbly light-textured, non-greasy balm is immediately absorbed to alleviate the skin's irritability after shaving. Delivering a pleasurable soothing sensation it deeply hydrates and immediately cools rendering skin sensitivity-free, supple, hydrated, soothed and refreshed. Protective and anti-free radicals, this balm is an after-shaving “must.”

Spa Treatments

Detox Seaweed Thalasso Wrap

A remarkable treatment for body contouring, it features the finest seaweed, harvested of the French coast of Brittany, renowned for its therapeutic properties. Detoxifying and re-mineralising dry, depleted skin, the body is covered with warm micronised Seaweed and gently wrapped. As stress and toxins are eliminated, the entire body is replenished with vitamins, minerals and enzymes. 

This 1-hour wrap is priced from £65 to £75.

Rosacea Facial

This treatment is proven capable of delivering the exceptional results desired by those suffering from severe sensitivity, broken capillaries, Rosacea and Acne Rosacea. An alleviating thermal clay mask provides soothing relief and visible results to dilated capillaries, congestion, blotchiness and irritability. Comforting and healing ingredients such as: Rose, Green Tea, Chamomile and Liquorice, combine to properly decongest and calm your skin for an even, healthy appearance. Ideal for Vascular skin conditions.

This 1-hour facial is priced from £65 to £75.

The Detox Seaweed Thalasso Wrap and the Rosacea Facial are offered at Pevonia spas throughout the UK and Ireland and the homecare products can be purchased from www.pevonia.co.uk

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