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It Ingredient List: All The Teas That Are Actually Great For Your Skin

And they taste good too.

When it comes to tea-infused skincare products, many of us would be familiar with green tea. It is rich in antioxidants and is exactly what your skin needs to stay healthy-looking when posed with current environmental issues as it helps protect, defend and strengthen skin cells. But green tea is not the only tea that benefits the skin and in fact, there’s a whole slew that we may not be aware of.

And if you are one to constantly purchase oolong milk tea at a bubble tea shop, here’s the deal: it is time you put that on your skin too. According to Marie Amiand, the founder of Lu Ming Tang — a French beauty label that specialises in tea-infused skincare — oolong tea helps to hydrate skin, and contains zinc that balances and purifies complexions.

Another tea that we all know and love is pu er tea, which is excellent at skin regeneration. To brighten complexions, opt for silver needles white tea as it is concentrated with vitamin C, a popular ingredient that boosts radiance.

Above, we recommend some tea-infused products to add to your regime.

#1: Lu Ming Tang Creme De Marie, $66
This silky day cream consists of soy milk, hawthorn and acerola red berries to improve cell health while helping skin better resist environmental aggressors and photodamage. After continuous use, it reportedly boosts radiance and energises skin. #2: Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence, $108
Its star ingredient kombucha protects skin against environmental aggressors and prevents signs of ageing, making it the perfect solution for any city girl. It also has powerful antioxidant activity, which helps to effectively neutralise free radicals and counteract the effects of pollutants. #3: Lu Ming Tang Miraculous Detox Paste, $65
Supercharged with a blend of Yunnan black tea, antioxidant-rich Longjing green tea and a host of other Chinese medicine superfoods, this helps to buff away dead skin cells while eliminating micro-residues, pollutants and impurities. It also imparts youth-boosting antioxidants to the skin so that it looks fresh, energised and radiant. #4: Herbivore Botanicals Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner, $59, Sephora
This spritz-on toner is not only really fuss-free to use but imparts a host of benefits to the skin. It helps to control excess sebum production, treat oily, combination and acne-prone skin, as well as fight blemishes. Besides antioxidant-rich green tea, this is also formulated with white willow bark to calm and soothe redness and irritation. #5: The Body Shop Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask, $32.90
Enriched with matcha green tea from Japan, dandelion extract and aloe vera, this creamy mask deeply purifies, gently exfoliates and soothes for a more radiant, smoother and healthier-looking complexion. Main image: Showbit.com