Green tea and “healthy living” are nearly synonymous. From boosting your immune system to preventing hair breakage and shedding, it’s basically the holy grail of tea. And like most natural things, it’s also an exceptionally beneficial ingredient in skincare products, as well.
Yup, that’s right! Green tea is full of vitamins and antioxidants that work wonders on various skin issues such as excessive oiliness, premature aging, and inflammation. It’s a little bit of a miracle made practical, don’t you think?
But don’t just take my word for it! There are tons of products—like moisturizers, setting sprays, and masks—that show the full scope of what the Chinese tea can truly do. Here are 4 of our favorite products that use green tea extract to give some serious glow.
For all the oily skin girls looking for a moisturizer that won’t make you a shiny mess, you’re in luck because Boscia absolutely did what they had to do with their ultra-hydrating, nourishing, and soothing Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer. It reduces inflammation, prevents breakouts, and uses green tea and burdock root to stop excess oil production in its tracks.
Clearly, this moisturizer works best on oily skin, but if you’re someone who struggles with combination skin or occasionally develops oily zones, this is a great item to keep on hand.
Most of us skip toner in our skincare routines, but after you get your hands on Herbivore’s Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Water, you’ll never do it again. This small bottle packs a powerful punch of antioxidant-rich ingredients formulated to soothe all of the easily-irritated spots on your face, and bring balance back to tired, blemish-prone skin.
You don’t always have to use it in the middle of your skincare routine, either! Throw it in your purse and give yourself a light spritz whenever you feel like you need refreshing.
TonyMoly Hydro-Burst Morning Masks plans to wake you and your skin up in more ways than one. This lightweight, gel textured mask is cool to the touch which makes it an ideal candidate for soothing, calming, and even hydrating. Not to mention that it uses Centella Asiatica Extract to protect your skin from further irritation and damage throughout the day.
Typically face masks should only be done once or twice a week, but this one is mess-free and low effort. Take 10-15 minutes out your daily routine and you’ll be so happy you did.
Mario Badescu’s rosewater facial spray was a hit, so it’s no surprise that their Aloe, Cucumber, and Green Tea Facial Spray is equally incredible. This spray here? Whew! A dry skin girl’s winter dream. It rehydrates and revitalizes your face to the point of it looking youthful, dewy, and plump. Who can say no to a spray that does all of that?
Plus, it’s surprisingly versatile and multi-purpose. You can use it as a toner, an on-the-go skin refresh, or even use it as a super hydrating finishing spray after you do your makeup.