- CAS number: 84650-60-2
- Origin(s): Plant
- INCI name: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract is also known as Green Tea
- When blended into skincare formulations it can provide UV protection and antioxidant properties combating free radical skin damage
- There are many varieties of green tea that can be formulated in skincare for their skin benefits and used as perfume
- Camellia sinensis leaf extract contains high levels of catechins (EGCG) and most active polyphenol
- Contains anti-inflammatory benefits and can sooth the skin
Who can use it?
All skin types due to this ingredient’s various skin benefiting properties.
What is Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract?
Camellia sinensis leaf extract is more commonly known as green tea, yes, the stuff you drink! Though green tea is highly praised for its health benefits when it is ingested, you will also find it is one of the most researched natural skincare ingredients. There are different levels of quality when it comes to this powerhouse, generally speaking the more effective tea with levels of catechins (also known as EGCG) reaching between 50-90% will come with a dark brown appearance and have its distinctive smell. When camellia sinensis leaf extract is formulated into a skincare product you will find it will have a great deal of benefits, such as antioxidant properties and UV protection. With thanks to this ingredient your skin would gain the ability to combat any damage cause by free radicals, which often come from exposure to pollution, central heating and other environmental aggressors. Camellia sinensis leaf extract can also counteract any UV damage that has come into contact with your skin, therefore reducing the chances of premature ageing and loss of elasticity with a breakdown in collagen. Your complexion will appear younger, healthy, full of bounce and rejuvenated with all signs of pigmentation and skin damage reduced.
Side effects of Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
None known when introduced into your daily skincare routine, however those with sensitive skin may wish to consult a doctor before applying it to the skin.
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