Derived from the leaves of Camellia Sinensis, Green Tea extract is associated with several benefits for skin and hair. Research has also established that topical application of Green Tea extract provides benefits like anti-aging properties for skin. In fact, Green Tea extract can actually decrease wrinkles on skin and make you look younger. Several skin care products, therefore use Green Tea extract as an ingredient because it can slow down aging of skin. Some of the main compounds found in Green Tea extract are enumerated below.
● Polyphenols – Polyphenols in Green Tea contain potent antioxidants, along with skin-soothing properties. This is the reason behind Green Tea extract showing significant improvement in appearance of sun-damaged skin.
● Methylxanthines – Green Tea extract also contains Methylxanthines which are known to stimulate microcirculation in the skin and thereby positively influence the tone and health of skin.
● Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) – Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) is another active constituent of Green Tea. This is believed to be responsible for several appearance benefits when applied topically.
How is Green Tea Extract Useful for Skin?
Green Tea extract is an excellent anti-inflammatory agent. It reduces inflammation in the skin and has an inhibitory action on collagenase. Collagenase is an enzyme which breaks down collagen. Topical application of Green Tea extract therefore helps in inhibiting collagenase alongside promoting health and quality of collagen. As a result, it maintains a firm and elastic skin.
Green Tea extract when applied topically exerts a sun protective effect on skin as well by quenching free radicals alongside is reducing inflammation. Additionally, drinking green tea is also very good for overall health. Even Green Tea leaves can be used as gentle to scrub in order to give the skin a healthy glow.
Green Tea Extract for Hair
Green Tea extract is excellent for the hair. It stimulates growth and gives a glorious shine. The presence of antioxidants and caffeine in green tea stimulate hair follicles and thereby encourage growth. Green Tea extract is an excellent source of panthenol. Panthenol is often used in many hair care products like shampoos and conditioners for strengthening hair. Green Tea extract also contains theanine, which is a unique amino acid.Both, panthenol & theanine work towards strengthening hair shafts and preventing split ends. Astringent properties of Green Tea extract work as a wonderful tonic for hair by sealing moisture and adding luster and shine to hair.Additionally, Green Tea extract also contains natural vitamin C that serves as protection for the scalp stain and hair stain from sun damage. Green Tea can therefore bring relief in case you are having dandruff or other issues with scalp.
Ristrah’s Schild Hair Color Stain Remover
Green Tea extract along with witch hazel and vegetable glycerin are the main ingredients for Schild Hair Color Stain Remover. Properties of Green Tea extract mentioned above are effectively put to work in this natural and 100% vegan hair care product. Designed to gently remove hair color stains from skin, just apply Schild Hair Color Stain Remover on to a cotton pad and rub over stained areas of skin from where excess hair color is to be removed. Schild Hair Color Stain Remover is gluten free and does not contain any parabens, PEGs, petrochemicals, phthalate, sulfates, silicone, ammonia or artificial fragrance.
References for this information:
International Journal of Cosmetic Science
Food and Chemical Toxicology, April 2008
Green Tea – Wikipedia: https://bit.ly/1frh1yD