Here’s why you should start slathering your favorite matcha–not the drink, but the powder–on your face.
Your Favorite Matcha Powder Is the Latest Makeup Obsession
You’ve probably been drinking green tea matcha lattes since you were old enough to order a drink at Starbucks, but have you ever considered the skincare benefits of the green tea powder you’re drinking? Matcha, once popular in lattes and mochi, has now become the skincare industry’s hot ingredient of the year.
Because matcha is ground tea leaves, it’s a potent source of catechin, a type of polyphenol that is also a powerful antioxidant. It also contains an impressive amount of chlorophyll (hence its green color) which provides even more antioxidant effects. So if you were to apply this powder directly to your skin as a mask, it would work to detoxify the skin and improve its overall appearance. Matcha powder promises to calm redness and ward off free radicals. While the benefits of matcha have been praised in Asia for centuries now, the western beauty industry is only just starting to take note of the super ingredient.
You can make your own DIY Matcha Mask by mixing matcha powder with a few drops of water or aloe vera. For those who aren’t into DIYing their skincare products, the products below are great ways to incorporate matcha into your beauty routine. Don’t miss out on this super ingredient! Your skin will thank you for it.
Alder New York – Matcha & Honey Face Mask
Alder New York face mask is made from a type of grass that’s a natural source of silicone, and of course, contains matcha plus other nourishing, detoxing ingredients such as French green clay, honey, and horsetail powder. While the matcha brings everything to the surface, the honey will kill the bacteria and help lock in moisture.
This face moisturizer couldn’t get any more natural. Matcha and coconut come together to form a super moisturizer that fights free radicals, moisturizes, hydrates, and will leave your skin even, matte, and glowing.
Urb Apothecary – Matcha Sugar Scrub
Urb Apothecary specializes in formulating plant-based beauty products. This scrub is exclusively made with coconut oil, raw sugar, shredded raw coconut, and matcha making it the ultimate exfoliator.
Pangea Organics – Facial Mask with Matcha Tea
Pangea has been dedicated to producing high-quality natural beauty products since 2000. The blend of matcha, acai and goji berry will give your skin a shot of antioxidants. After one use, you’ll noticed improved texture, hydration, and elasticity.
Faerie Organic – Matcha Green Tea Skincare Kit
This skincare kit with matcha green tea powder is also made with micronutrient-rich seaweed and the two, when paired together, work wonders. The two ingredients work together to reduce redness and inflammation, making it an ideal choice for acne prone skin.
The matcha in this product is combined with the purifying properties of white clay. It also has chamomile, which is known for its soothing, free radical-fighting properties.
Find a DIY Probiotic Matcha Mask recipe here!
With new ingredients and products being introduced on a daily basis, finding the right skincare products for your skin type and lifestyle can be difficult. If there’s one thing we can take away from these trends, it’s that more companies are seeking natural alternatives to products that were once laden with chemicals. If you’re looking for new skincare products, opt for ones with ingredients found in nature like matcha or probiotics.
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