Matcha is your new best friend in natural skin care. This super ingredient, traditionally grown and harvested in Japan, is a potent skin and health tonic. For the ultimate in natural skin care, you really can't go past products containing Matcha.
What is matcha?
Put simply, Matcha is a potent, high quality green tea. This tea is produced from nutrient dense young leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plants. Matcha has been used for centuries in Japan for its incredible healing properties. It is carefully cultivated in the shade so as to preserve antioxidant levels and chlorophyll. It is then harvested and ground into a fine powder to be used in tea, food and skin care.
Why is it so revered?
Green tea is known for its antioxidant power, but Matcha packs an especially powerful punch. Think 60 times more than that found in spinach and 7 times more than in dark chocolate. Saturated with manganese and L-Theanine it is useful for optimum brain power and calm. Matcha contains catechins, an organic compound that is simply the strongest and most beneficial type of anti-oxidant around. Matcha has a catechin called EGCg which is so potent it is recognized for cancer fighting actions.
Why matcha in skin care?
The keyword here is anti-oxidants. These goodies fight free radicals which damage cells. To have glowing, healthy skin, you need glowing, healthy cells. It is also a good anti-inflammatory so makes an excellent skin calmative as well. The EGCg blocks the effects of UV radiation, chemicals and pollution. This provides the perfect background for your skin to thrive. With all the health and anti-ageing properties it offers you'll want to get it in you and on you as much as possible! Here are some ways to use Matcha so you are always at your youthful best:
Biome Blend – Green Tea + Matcha Body Scrub
To get your face and body positively glowing, try Biome's own Blend of Green Tea + Matcha Body Scrub. Infused with Alfalfa powder, Matcha powder, Vitamin E and Jojoba, it literally contains all the good stuff your skin craves. Simply add a spoonful of scrub to water or carrier oil and use on both face and body. This luxurious scrub exfoliates and renews skin. Shop Biome Blend – Green Tea + Matcha Body Scrub >
Cocokind Organic Matcha Face Moisturiser
This moisturiser really is the business when it comes to renewing skin cells and anti-ageing. Containing Matcha, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Pomegranate and Bergamot oils, it is packed with compounds that fight free-radicals and flavonoids that improve skin tone and fight bacteria. This unguent will help create a beautiful, energised visage! Shop Cocokind Organic Matcha Face Moisturiser >
Simple As That Matcha Mask
To give your skin a good infusion of the anti-oxidants that Matcha provides, you can't go past this face mask. Used regularly, the mask will infuse a powerhouse of free-radical fighting compounds and literally rejuvenate your skin. This divine mask is organic, fair trade and made weekly in small batches for freshness. It really is as simple as that! Shop Simple As That Matcha Mask >
Pukka Organic Tea – Supreme Matcha Green
The old adage is true, beauty comes from the inside. It is largely because of what you ingest and how well you look after your nutrition as well as environmental factors. Green = excellent when it comes to nutrition and you can't get much better than the delightful emerald green of this powerhouse tea. Drink your antioxidants regularly in this tea to enhance the work of the Matcha skin care. A yummy way of going the extra mile to look your best and feel confident. Shop Pukka Organic Tea – Supreme Matcha Green >
So, there you have it, a guide to the best Matcha on the market to enhance your skin's well being. Go ahead and go green!