Posted by BathBodySupply.com on 8/10/2022 to Education
Ever wonder why matcha is such a vibrant green? That’s thanks to the high amount of chlorophyll it contains. Interestingly enough, chlorophyll can protect our skin from sun damage and reduce photo-aging.
Another important compound found in matcha, epigallocatechin-3-gallate or EGCG for short. The EGCG found potently in green tea is a very powerful free-radical scavenger. It helps neutralize them which reduces oxidative stress which can accelerate cellular-aging. When used topically, the caffeine in green tea can energize the skin and promote skin firmness overtime.
The polyphenols in green tea have been confirmed in studies to help protect the skin from the damaging effects of UV rays. They help act as a protectant against the stress of environmental pollution as well.