Your skin could use a caffeine fix too with these Matcha-infused beauty products
For the longest time, green tea, prized for its soothing properties has been used in skincare. Recently, its stone-ground counterpart has been making waves in the beauty world. Matcha is a type of powder that is made by pounding green tea leaves. Packed with antioxidants like catechin polyphenols, matcha helps to soothe inflamed skin, reduce damage from sun exposure, even out skin tone and stimulate the production of collagen. Because matcha contains 137 times more antioxidants than an average cup of green tea, it is no wonder that it is one of the hottest ingredient in beauty products right now. The compound is making its way into masks, toners, facial cleansers and makeup wipes. Here are some of our matcha beauty picks.
The Body Shop Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Mask, $32
This face mask won Fann Wong’s seal of approval with its anti-oxidant spiked matcha and aloe vera formula. Suitable for all skin types, this mask will remove pollution, gunk and grime lingering beneath the skin’s surface.
Sister & Co Raw Coconut and Matcha Green Tea Sugar Scrub, £23.99 (SGD$43.28)
Bid farewell to flaky and crusty skin with this matcha-infused, sugar crystal scrub. The raw organic coconut sugar, Himalayan salt and loose leaf green tea join forces to gently but thoroughly slough away dead skin cells. The scrub also helps your skin to stay quenched and hydrated with its omega fatty acids and organic oils.