Green tea is as beneficial as it is delicious! Our founder Mandy LOVES to sip on this tantalizing delight, be it hot or cold! She also loves to include it as an ingredient in many of the Potency No. 710 products you know and love! On the product label, you will find this ingredient under its scientific plant species name, Camellia oleifera! Originating in China, it is a vital source of edible tea oil, sometimes called camellia oil which is made from the plant’s seeds. Growing upwards of 20 feet high with multiple upright thin trunks and branches, camellia oleifera can be found growing in thickets and forests, as well as on the side of streams and rivers.
Camellia oleifera offers much goodness from seeds to leaves! The leaves are most commonly utilized for tea, where the seeds are most widely pressed to make a seed oil similar in composition to olive oil used for seasoning and cooking. The plant can also be utilized to manufacture textiles and soaps as well as in cosmetics and skincare products!
Benefits of Green Tea for Skin
Green tea offers a variety of benefits both inside and out. Below are some of the top-ranking benefits that this ingredient has to offer to your skin.
- Supports Collagen Production
- Supports New Skin Cell Growth
- Reduces Irritation
- Reduces Redness
- Reduces Swelling
- Promotes DNA Repair
- Fights Bacterial Growth
Green tea, when used topically as well as when ingested, has been shown to promote DNA repair, which in return can help to fight skin cancer. It is due to a powerful antioxidant compound found in green tea known as EGCG that also has the ability to prevent skin cancer by fighting back the free radicals that cause DNA damage from UV rays. This compound makes it a potent anti-aging ingredient.
The anti-inflammatory properties offered by green tea are attributed to polyphenols called catechins that are found within the plant. These catechins have been shown to reduce swelling, irritation, and redness in the skin. This potent ingredient also provides phenomenal hydration, which in return settles irritated skin.
The antibacterial properties of green tea are exceptional at unclogging pores, in return helping to treat and prevent acne. Other polyphenols found in the plant offer powerful antibacterial properties that fight against infection, the common underlying cause of bacterial growth that leads to acne. This powerful antibacterial also decreases bacterial inflammation resulting in more toned and smoother skin.
Green tea offers a high concentration of vitamin B2, which helps to promote and maintain healthy collagen levels which are attributed to firm and youthful-looking skin. The vitamin E content of green tea helps to act as an intense hydrator as well as promotes new skin cell growth.
Green tea is also high in caffeine along with tannins which have been shown to help shrink blood vessels around the eyes, which in return helps to reduce those unwanted puffy and dark circles many of us have dealt with.
In addition to having benefits for the skin, green tea leaf fibers have also been shown to stimulate hair growth by promoting cell turnover in hair follicles produced by catechins and polyphenols.
Benefits of Ingesting Green Tea
While Potency No. 710 is a firm believer in the power of this ingredient within skincare products, we also embrace its many potential benefits that can be obtained through ingesting green tea. Some of the benefits of ingestion include but are not limited to the following.
- Anti-inflammatory Properties
- Antibacterial Properties
- Assists in Weight Loss
- Improves Heart Health
- Reduces Risk of Certain Cancers
- Boosts Brain Function
Green tea, when ingested, has been shown to increase fat burning and your metabolic rate. The catechins within green tea boosts the rate at which your body can burn calories through increased energy metabolism.
The same compound that offers anti-inflammatory properties when applied topically, known as EGCG, also makes green tea a vital compound when ingested due to the potent anti-inflammatory properties that it offers.
The antioxidants in green tea seek out and fight free radicals, in return reducing oxidative stress within the body. When consumed regularly, it has been associated with a reduced risk of various cancers, including breast cancer, stomach cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and skin cancer, to name a few.
Green tea has also been shown to help improve heart health and reduce the risk of strokes, heart disease, and other various cardiovascular diseases. The polyphenols found in green tea are believed to lower blood pressure while lowering cholesterol, improving epithelial function, and decreasing inflammation, all of which are underlying risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Green tea contains l-theanine, an essential amino acid that increases dopamine levels. This compound also works synergistically with caffeine and offers improved brain function.
Green Tea is a Potent Ingredient in the Potency Product Lineup
If you have embraced Potency No. 710 products for all they offer, you have likely witnessed the power of this potent ingredient. That is because you can find green tea in many of the Potency products you love, such as the botanical CBD and CBG infused Gold Serum, the Filthy Face activated charcoal cleanser, and the CBD head to toe Modern Mist spray.
Our next product, which is launching soon, also includes this potent ingredient along with many other plant oils and compounds that you and your skin will love! What are you waiting for? Order your Potency products today to experience the power of green tea and plant-powered skincare products firsthand!