Also Known As

Cameillia sinensis

What It Does

Green tea comes from the leaves of the tea plant Camellia sinensis. It is anti-inflammatory and a natural antioxidant that protects skin from sun damage, reduces appearance of dark spots, smooths textured skin and fine lines, and soothes irritation.

Why It Works

The active components of green tea such as polyphenols contain high amounts of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that protect skin from free radical damage, and reduce redness. Green tea also contains caffeine and tannins that work to decrease puffiness and reduce the size of blood vessels to brighten skin.