Find a daily moisturizer with built-in pollution defensePosted on April 5, 2022 Written by: 100% PURE®
Finding a daily moisturizer can be tough!
First there’s the issue of your skin type, then texture, and finally, the benefits. Using a daily moisturizer that’s fortified with green tea could be the answer to your daily moisturizer mystery - specifically, the Green Tea EGCG Concentrate Cream. We’ll tell you how and why a green tea moisturizer could be your skin’s daily savior against more than just one type of skin damage!
Our green tea moisturizer is suitable for a broad range of skin types - it’s possibly the most multi-skin-type-friendly moisturizer that we make! It’s designed to moisturize dry skin, balance oily skin, and act as a well-balanced formula for both combination and normal skin types as well.
A base of yerba mate water instills skin hydration and traces of antioxidants, while helping to boost skin firmness and elasticity - making it great for aging skin types, too. Finally, this moisturizer can also calm redness in sensitive skin types, thanks to its potent caffeine content (more on that below).
Silky olive squalane gives our green tea moisturizer a lightweight texture, which can be worn alone or under makeup. It blends and absorbs quickly, without leaving any stickiness or film. This is thanks to the purifying essential oils of blood orange and bergamot, which also happen to be powerful degreasers (key for preventing that greasy finish).
Most skin types will only need about a pea-sized amount for their entire face, but dry skin types or those with combo skin may want to apply a little extra to extra dry areas around the nose, eyebrows, and cheeks.
A green tea moisturizer can do more than just boost antioxidant defense! Find out for yourself:
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1. Neutralizes free radicals
EGCG, the powerful antioxidant and key polyphenol in green tea, acts as a complex defense system against free radicals.
Free radicals are molecules that are already present in our bodies and skin, but external factors like UV exposure, smoke, smog, and various other types of pollution are what mutate them into something harmful. Pollution and UV exposure trigger an unhealthy increase in production of our body's free radical molecules. When their count becomes excessive, so does their effect on our body, leading to cell degradation and accelerated signs of aging.
2. Slows signs of aging
As we mentioned above, pollution and UV-induced free radicals have a nasty tendency to speed up signs of aging. Antioxidants are your best bet in neutralizing these harmful effects in your skin, and slowing the signs of aging from free radicals. EGCG, green tea, acai, and yerba mate are antioxidants in our green tea moisturizer that fortify skin while you wear it, to create a built-in blockade of free radical-fighting nutrients.
3. Moisturizes dry skin
This non-greasy formula is rich enough to moisturize dry skin types, without over-moisturizing oily ones. Yerba mate water provides the hydration, while acai butter and olive squalane lock in water content with light moisturization. This formula can be applied daily as needed to alleviate dryness, and soothe thirsty skin.
4. Calms redness
Caffeine content in this formula acts as a topical vasoconstrictor, to help reduce redness and inflammation. This is especially helpful for sensitive skin types, or those dealing with rosacea. Topical vasoconstrictors help to calm redness by tightening blood vessels that cause redness and inflammation, therefore lessening the rush of blood to the skin’s surface (the common culprit of red, blotchy skin).
5. Controls oil
Caffeine, found in the formula’s green tea and yerba mate, can also act as an effective sebum/ oil regulator for oily or acne-prone skin types. Those with oily skin tend to have larger pores, and by temporarily tightening them, caffeine can reduce the amount of sebum secreted onto skin’s surface.
In terms of natural green tea moisturizers, we’ve got two options depending on your needs. Our first is the Green Tea EGCG Moisturizer we mentioned above, which is a long-standing fan favorite. We also have the summer-friendly Green Tea SPF 30, which is our top choice for daytime sun protection.
Looking for the perfect partner to your daily moisturizer, to keep with the green tea/ caffeine theme? Adding an eye cream is always a good idea, but an even better idea is to double down on the benefits in your moisturizer – using your eye cream.
Our best-selling Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream contains loads of anti-aging antioxidants, silky moisturizers, and pore-tightening caffeine to de-puff tired eyes. This eye cream formula contains green tea, green coffee beans, and coffee cherry to deliver a daily dose antioxidant to your eye area. Those suffering from oily lids, puffiness, or dark circles will benefit from using an eye cream made with green tea, and coffee as an added bonus.
Remember to always keep both your moisturizer and eye cream at the ready for daily use, to protect from daily environmental damage. You can even add a green tea serum to your daily routine, then follow up with PM products at night to reduce existing daily damage; our Multi-Vitamin Serum and Retinol PM Eye Cream should do the trick!
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The information in this article is for educational use, and not intended to substitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should not be used as such.