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INGREDIENT FOCUS: WHAT IS 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

CleanRefresh Foaming Oil Cleanser

The perfect blend of Safflower, Squalane, Kombucha, Hyaluronic Acid, Arnica Montana and Green Tea combine to make this aromatic cleanser render your skin free of pollutants for a soft and supple skin.

Age-Correction Eye Contour

This non-greasy, de-ageing serum combines Collagen, Elastin, Squalane Oil and Hyaluronic Acid with Green Tea Extract and Vitamin E to provide a radical solution to fight wrinkles and slackening of the eye lids, whilst reducing puffiness.

RS2 Gentle Cleanser

Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Green Tea, Chamomile, Safflower, Allantoin and Rose enable this creamy, hydrosoluble, alcohol-free, cleanser to gently remove make-up and impuritie, rendering skin refreshingly clean.

RS2 Gentle Lotion

A high concentration of Green Tea, Chamomile, Licorice, Allantoin, Guarana and Rose provide a thorough cleansing with this cooling, gentle, alcohol-free, lotion/toner.

RS2 Care Cream

Reveal a visibly calmed, soothed, and thoroughly decongested complexion with this delightfully textured cream that’s bursting with Squalane, Green Tea, Licorice, Chamomile, Vitamin E, Allantoin and Rose, providing Rosacea-prone skin healing, repairing, and hydrating benefits.

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.

Micro-Retinol Essential Toner

Retinol (Micro), Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamins C & E blend with Chamomile, Aloe and Green Tea to revitalise, hydrate and brighten your skin with this alcohol-free, hydrating lotion/toner.

Ageless Skin Collagen Mask

This Marine Collagen mask restores moisture to dehydrated skin, whilst firming and conbating the signs of ageing. Added healing Green Tea and brightening Mandarin Orange work to rejuvenate the overall complexion.

Bright Skin Green Apple Mask

Green Apple, Red Clover and Shea Butter blend with Green Tea and Arnica to visibly reduce pores whilst balancing oil control. Results in a smoother, softer, brighter skin tone.

Aqua-Gel Foaming Cleanser

Deeply cleansing Oat Amino Acids and Saponaria blend with Green Tea and Citric Acid for a refreshing cleanse.

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.”

Hydrating Sunscreen SPF40

Multi-functional, this silky-smooth, non-greasy sunscreen reflects the sun’s harmful UVA & UVB rays and protects against the effects of blue light. Enriched with Withania Somnifera, Argan Oi, Hyaluronic Acid, Green Tea, Aloe and Vitamins C & E, it provides a safeguard for your skin, counteracts sun damage, and prevents premature ageing.

After-Sun Soothing Gel

Hydrating Water Lily works with anti-bacterial Green Tea, calming Chamomile and refreshing Sorbitol to relieve painful sunburn discomfort and immediately decrease your skin’s temperature.

IN-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.

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.

The Detox Seaweed Thalasso Wrap, and Rosacea Facial are offered at Pevonia spas throughout the UK – find your nearest spa/salon HERE.
 

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