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The Green Tea Infused Skincare Products To Protect (And Perfect) Your Skin

Because protecting our skin is the best way to keep it looking radiant and healthy.

We all know the benefits of drinking green tea (hello antioxidants!) and how its free radical powers are a way to protect us, With pollution levels continuing to increase globally,  harmful particles can cause clogged pores, irritation, unwanted breakouts and in the long run, free radical damage may lead to wrinkles, dark spots and other signs of ageing.

To combat this, it is important to add in antioxidant-rich ingredients to your skincare regime to help protect, defend and strengthen skin cells. One ingredient to note is green tea. Not only is it a superfood, its rich in antioxidants and is exactly what your skin needs to stay healthy-looking when posed with such environmental issues. Here, we suss out six green tea-infused products to add to your regime.

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#1: Herbivore Botanicals Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner, $59, Sephora
This is made to control excess sebum production, treat oily, combination and acne-prone skin, as well as fight blemishes. Besides antioxidant-rich green tea, this also contains white willow bark, which is rich in naturally occurring salicylic acid to calm and soothe redness and irritation. #2: Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye and Face Ball, $29
Not only does this give an immediate cooling effect upon application thanks to the metal roller ball applicator, this also reportedly soothes tired skin, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and de-puffs one’s complexion. Its enriching formula (with the brand’s Beauty Green Tea, which contains a higher level of amino acids compared to its previous version) helps fight signs of ageing and provides optimum moisture to dehydrated skin around the peepers. #3: Aesop Skin Protective Facial Lotion SPF30, $77
Sun protection is vital to ensuring your skin stays youthful-looking so this moisturiser, which is equipped with SPF gets our vote. Lightweight and hydrating, this lotion is formulated with green tea and vitamin E to deliver potent antioxidant benefits to minimise the effects of daily damage caused by pollutants and sun exposure. #4: Philosophy Purity Ultra-Light Moisturiser, $42
Said to hydrate skin for up to 24 hours, this weightless moisturiser is infused with a host of nourishing ingredients like meadowfoam seed oil, glycerin and vitamin C to effectively deliver optimum moisture to ensure radiant, plump skin. #5: Sulwhasoo Snowise Brightening Emulsion, $88
Besides green tea extract (it strengthens and revitalises skin), this is also infused with white cloud grass to treat pigmentation and uneven skin tone for a luminous, translucent complexion. #6: Boscia Matcha Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask, $56, Sephora
A nourishing mask that protects, purifies and balances sebum levels. It also helps to calm and treat inflammation and redness while improving skin tone and texture. What else we love about it: it protects skin from free radical damage, which causes skin ageing. Main image: Showbit.com