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    Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract

    Camellia Sinensis

    Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract

    What is it?

    Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract is made from immature tea leaves that are picked shortly before the buds have fully opened. The tea takes its name from the silver fuzz that still covers the buds, which turns white when the tea is dried. In white tea, the young leaves and buds are left unprocessed or steamed immediately after picking. Since white tea extract has a higher catechin content than other tea, it also has higher antioxidant value.

    Key Information

    • Applying White Tea extract to your skin helps inhibit the activity of MMP, so collagen and elastin perform their assigned task of maintaining your skin’s freshness while they stop functioning as appetizers for wrinkle-inducing, firmness-reducing enzymes.
    • Medical research studies indicate that white tea is better for you with more powerful anti-oxidants, such as catechins, that may assist in fighting and killing cancer-causing cells, than any other type of tea.
    • May assist in in preventing acne. Acne buildup usually occurs due to the high amount of toxins that keep accumulating in the body. Antioxidants in white tea help eliminate excess toxins and keep your skin clear from acne related lesions.
    • Contains high potency antioxidants, one of which is called "flavonoids". These antioxidants have unique properties help prevent and reverse the appearance of aging, including lessening the appearance of brown spots.

    More Information

    Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract leaves your skin looking younger by protecting it from damage. Researchers believe that the antioxidants reduce oxidative stress to the skin. This type of stress is thought to promote skin cancer, wrinkles and uneven pigmentation. Much the same as a paint job reduces oxidation damage to vehicles, the high antioxidant value of lotions, potions, cleansers and serums containing white tea reduce the same damage to our skin. You could say that the extract helps prevent you from looking like an old jalopy.

    As an anti-aging product, this extract protects your skin from more than just sun damage. I’m sure you’ve heard about collagen and elastin; in fact, you can't read a skincare article without coming across these two proteins associated with youthful skin. You may be less familiar with the enzymes MMP, or matrix metalloproteinases. All skin contains MMP, which is healthy, but the amount increases with age. Unfortunately, increased levels of MMP gobble up the collagen and elastin that keeps our skin looking young. White tea extract to the rescue! Applying this extract to your skin helps inhibit the activity of MMP, so collagen and elastin perform their assigned task of maintaining your skin’s freshness while they stop functioning as appetizers for wrinkle-inducing, firmness-reducing enzymes.

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