Why is Black Tea Extract Beneficial for Your Skin
Why is Black Tea Extract Beneficial for Your Skin?
Black tea gives a (sometimes essential) burst of caffeine for non-coffee drinkers to battle morning fatigue or afternoon slumps. After a hard day, sipping a cup of tea can be really calming, but did you know that this herbal medicine also has some fantastic skin-care properties?
What is Black tea extract?
Aside from water, black tea is one of the world’s most popular beverages. It is made from the Camellia sinensis plant and is frequently mixed with other plants to create varied flavours, such as Earl Grey, English breakfast, or chai. It has a stronger flavour and has more caffeine than other teas, but not as much as coffee. Because it includes antioxidants and chemicals that can help reduce inflammation in the body, black tea has a variety of health benefits.
|What is it?||Black tea extract powder is made from pure black tea and is high in polyphenols.|
|INCI||Organic Camellia Sinensis (black tea) extract|
|Appearance||Clear to hazy yellow to amber liquid|
|Why do we include it in formulations?||Anti-oxidant, anti-aging, and anti-inflammatory characteristics help you maintain a healthy and beautiful complexion.|
|How to work with it?||To the water phase, add this extract.|
|Applications||The polyphenols and other phytochemicals in black tea extract are still abundant. In cosmetics, black tea is known to hydrate, brighten, and improve skin tone and texture, as well as provide long-term moisturising, firming, and brightening effects.|
|Strength||Antioxidants are abundant in black tea extract.|
|Weaknesses||Allergic responses are possible with any botanicals.|
|How to store it?||Store refrigerated (4-8oC / 39-46oF)|
|Shelf life||Black tea extract has a 12-month shelf life.|
|Type of ingredient||Anti-inflammatory, Refreshing, Exfoliating, Brightening.|
|Main benefits||Black tea provides a firming and toning effect. Its high antioxidant content, such as vitamins C and E, makes it perfect for use in cosmetics.|
|Who should use it||Suitable for all skin types|
|How often can you use it?||Once a week|
|Works well with||Most of the skincare ingredients|
|Doesn't work with||Don’t use with actives|
|How to use||Include in the water phase|
Mechanisms of action
Black tea contains antioxidants and polyphenols, which have been shown to help our skin age more slowly. We can preserve our skin from wrinkles by drinking tea or utilising tea bags on our faces. According to research, black tea inhibits the expression of a gene that produces a collagen-degrading enzyme. In addition, according to the study, black tea is more beneficial than other varieties of tea in eliminating wrinkles.
Benefits of Black tea extract
The benefits of black tea for your skin include giving your body enough firepower to fight infections and blemishes. It also helps to slow down the ageing process and minimise puffiness, while the polyphenols and tannins in the drink are thought to promote skin cell renewal.
Prevents Infections of the Skin
The skin is the largest organ in the body, and many people are unaware that it is always working to keep our bodies healthy and safe. Yes, it is sensitive and requires special attention. Did you know that microbial colonisation causes the majority of skin infections? Tea’s catechins and flavonoids are thought to aid in the prevention of skin infections. Therefore, in addition to consulting a reliable dermatologist, if you find that you frequently suffer from some sort of skin infection, it is recommended that you drink a cup of black tea to speed up the healing process.
Prevents the onset of premature ageing
Your skin is continuously exposed to harsh sunlight, pollution, and the hazards of a daily commute, resulting in premature ageing for no reason. Tea’s antioxidants and polyphenols, on the other hand, can help protect your skin from premature ageing and wrinkle formation.
You’re always on the go, and you frequently forget to apply sunscreen. While you may not realise it, not using sunscreen on a daily basis exposes your skin to UV radiation, which is one of the primary causes of skin pigmentation, skin cancer, and other skin disorders. According to studies, drinking black tea can help preserve the skin and boost its ability to battle diseases caused by excessive UV exposure. Apart from drinking black tea to protect your skin, you may also use it topically to soothe it.
Side effects of Black tea extract
Black tea, when used in moderation, can provide a wide range of health advantages. Excessive drinking, however, might be harmful to one’s health. Caffeine in black tea might induce adverse effects when consumed in large quantities. According to studies, drinking black tea can help preserve the skin and boost its ability to battle diseases caused by excessive UV exposure. Apart from drinking black tea to protect your skin, you may also use it topically to soothe it.
How to use it in formulation?
Black tea extract is common in anti-cellulite, firming, and slimming cosmetics. Caffeine is the principal active element in the tea, and it is commonly used as an anti-cellulite agent. It can be utilised as a pure compound or as a component in a green tea extract. Add this extract to the water phase.
Work well with other ingredients
Work well with most of the skincare ingredients.