Tea-rrific Treats for Your Skin

Want healthier, younger looking skin? Try adding these 7 soaps, scents and skin care products made with tea to your beauty regime

Issue: Apr 2015

Drinking tea has several health benefits but did you know that slathering it on the skin can make it healthier and younger as well?
Drinking tea has several health benefits but did you know that slathering it on the skin can make it healthier and younger as well?

People have long waxed lyrical about the health benefits of drinking tea. So, it comes as no surprise that the research has spread to the topical use of tea. After all, if the aromatic shrub is so beneficial consumed, would not that magic extend to its direct application to the skin? The answer is a resounding ‘yes’.

Studies have shown that the antioxidant vitamins and phytochemicals in tea – Vitamins C and E, carotenoids and flavonoids – contribute to healthier, younger skin by eliminating free radicals, reducing inflammation and encouraging the production of new skin whether drunk or used on the skin.

Sudsy Sensation – Tea-infused Soaps

Thé Vert & Bigarade Perfumed Soap from L’Occitane is a gentle cleanser with a refreshing fragrance from green tea extracts from Japan
Thé Vert & Bigarade Perfumed Soap from L’Occitane is a gentle cleanser with a refreshing fragrance from green tea extracts from Japan that leaves you feeling fresh and smelling great all day long
Photo credit: L’Occitane

1. What is it: Thé Vert & Bigarade Perfumed Soap from L’Occitane

Why it’s great: Made with green tea extracts from Japan and bitter orange essential oil from the Mediterranean, this soap is part of the brand’s new collection inspired by the city of Grasse in Provence, France, the fragrance capital of the world. This gentle cleanser, ideal for both men and women, has a refreshing floral fragrance that leaves the skin with a light perfume that lasts all day.

The science behind it: Studies have shown that green tea has the ability to protect the skin from sun damage by fighting free radicals and reducing inflammation. It can also slow down the signs of ageing.

Phyto Powder in Cleansing Foam - Green Tea from The Face Shop gently exfoliates as it cleanses and is the good for removing make-up as well
Phyto Powder in Cleansing Foam - Green Tea from The Face Shop gently exfoliates as it cleanses and is the good for removing make-up as well
Photo credit: The Face Shop

Why it’s great: The cream which contains powdered green tea is perfect for removing dead skin cells gently to give your skin a healthy glow. Gentle and fragrant, it is good for removing make-up as well.

The science behind it: Green tea is rich in antioxidants and catechins (a type of flavonoid that aids in fighting diseases) that, rubbed into the skin, can detoxify, clean and hydrate your pores.

Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Daily Scrub from The Body Shop, has the tiny beads suspended within the gel that releases a sweet scent as they burst
Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Daily Scrub from The Body Shop, a gentle gel that cools and cleanses, has the tiny beads suspended within the gel that releases a sweet scent as they burst
Photo credit: The Body Shop

3. What is it: Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Daily Scrub from The Body Shop

Why it’s great: This scrub removes dirt and impurities from the day’s activities. It comes in a cooling gel that has specially selected exfoliants suspended within that help to uproot the grime as the tiny beads burst and release a pleasant scent.

The science behind it: Tea tree is a plant found in Australia and New Zealand. Its leaves were used by early explorers to make a sort of tea but the locals have long used the leaves and oil extracted from them for medicinal purposes.

Tea tree oil is used topically for infections as well as an antiseptic for cuts, burns and insect bites.

Smelling Tea-rrific – Tea-flavoured Scents

Thé Vert & Bigarade Eau de Toilette from L’Occitane features the fragrance of green tea laced with bitter orange
Thé Vert & Bigarade Eau de Toilette from L’Occitane features the fragrance of green tea laced with bitter orange that evokes a sunny Summer day with each spritz
Photo credit: L’Occitane

4. What is it: Thé Vert & Bigarade Eau de Toilette from L’Occitane

Why it’s great: This subtle scent is laced with bitter orange with an aromatic base that includes notes of green tea that is ultra soothing. One spritz of it will transport you to wide open fields on a sunny Summer day.

Combining two of the most refreshing fragrances, Green Tea Yuzu Eau de Toilette from Elizabeth Arden is an intriguing fruity scent that lifts the spirits
Combining two of the most refreshing fragrances, Green Tea Yuzu Eau de Toilette from Elizabeth Arden is an intriguing fruity scent that lifts the spirits
Photo credit: Elizabeth Arden

5. What is it: Green Tea Camellia Eau de Toilette from Elizabeth Arden

Why it’s great: Since it introduced its Green Tea Eau de Toilette, Elizabeth Arden has started an entire green tea series, adding other fragrances to the original crisp, fresh scent. One of the best pairing is the Green Tea Yuzu Eau de Toilette Spray which combines the two of the most refreshing fragrances to produce an intriguing fruity scent that lifts the spirits.

The science behind it: The aroma of tea has therapeutic value, creating a sense of calm, balance and inner well-being. That is why tea works especially well in perfumes.

Tender-loving Care – Tea-scented Skin Care

Treat your skin to Green Tea Honey Drops Body Cream from Elizabeth Arden that leaves the skin satin smooth
Treat your skin to Green Tea Honey Drops Body Cream from Elizabeth Arden that leaves the skin satin smooth
Photo credit: Elizabeth Arden

6. What is it: Green Tea Honey Drops Body Cream from Elizabeth Arden

Why it’s great: This body moisturiser infuses real honey into fragrant green tea extract for a whole-body treat that calms as it conditions the skin.

The science behind it: The miracle-working wonders of green tea are enhanced by the honey which is extremely moisturising and soothing. Its clarifying capabilities also help to open up pore while its antioxidant properties slow down ageing.

The cooling Tea Tree Face Mask from The Body Shop is perfect for removing impurities, absorbing excess oil while soothing and calming blemish-prone skin
The cooling Tea Tree Face Mask from The Body Shop is perfect for removing impurities, absorbing excess oil while soothing and calming blemish-prone skin
Photo credit: The Body Shop

7. What is it: Tea Tree Face Mask from The Body Shop

Why it’s great: This cooling mask is part of The Body Shop’s Tea Tree series. It is perfect for removing impurities, absorbing excess oil while soothing and calming blemish-prone skin leaving you feeling clean and fresh.

The science behind it: Green tea’s anti-inflammatory properties make it ideal for sensitive skin. Green tea helps to cool the skin, reduce itching and has been used through the ages to ease bleeding from small cuts and abrasions.

Breathe in its soothing scent, drink of its healing brew, apply it to your skin for a total body treatment – the wonders of tea are boundless. As part of your next beauty regime, soak in the therapeutic effects of tea and let your skin drink in its benefits.

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Elizabeth Arden at Robinsons
252 North Bridge Road
Raffles City Singapore
#03-01
Singapore 179103
Tel: (65) 62168388
www.robinsons.com.sg
L’Occitane
3 Gateway Drive
Westgate
#01-15
Singapore 608532
Tel: (65) 64659133
www.sg.loccitane.com
L’Occitane
2 Orchard Turn
ION Orchard
#B2-33
Singapore 238801
Tel: (65) 6509 9068
www.sg.loccitane.com
L’Occitane
68 Orchard Road
Plaza Singapura
#01-65
Singapore 238839
Tel: (65) 6338 0378
www.sg.loccitane.com
L’Occitane
252 North Bridge Road
Raffles City Singapore
#01-40
Singapore 179103
Tel; (65) 6338 7028
www.sg.loccitane.com
The Body Shop
ION Orchard
2 Orchard Turn
ION Orchard
#B2-39
Singapore 238801
Tel: (65) 6513 4505
www.thebodyshop.com.sg
The Body Shop
68 Orchard Road
Plaza Singapura
#01-02
Singapore 238839
Tel: (65) 6334 9761
www.thebodyshop.com.sg
The Body Shop
9 Bishan Place
Junction 8
Singapore 579837
#01-09
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The Body Shop
200 Victoria Street
Bugis Junction
#01-28
Singapore 188021
Tel: (65) 6338 0096
www.thebodyshop.com.sg
The Body Shop
252 North Bridge Road
Raffles City Singapore
#01-42
Singapore 179103
Tel: (65) 6336 2551
www.thebodyshop.com.sg
The Body Shop
604 Sembawang Road
Sembawang Shopping Centre
#01-04
Singapore 758459
Tel: (65) 6238 9164
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The Body Shop
311 New Upper Changi Road
Bedok Mall
#01-26
Singapore 467360
Tel: (65) 67353407
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The Body Shop
4 Tampines Central 5
Tampines Mall
#01-30
Singapore 529510
Tel: (65) 6260 8642
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The Body Shop
21 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
Lot 1 Shoppers’ Mall
#01-14
Singapore 689812
Tel: (65) 6767 1276
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The Body Shop
2 Jurong East Street 21
IMM Building
#01-121
Singapore 609601
Tel: (65) 6563 9357
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The Body Shop
1 Jelebu Road
Bukit Panjang Plaza
#01-46/47
Singapore 677743
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The Face Shop
252 North Bridge Road
Raffles City Singapore
#B1-39
Singapore 179103
Tel: (65) 6337 7122
www.international.thefaceshop.com
The Face Shop
200 Victoria Street
Bugis Junction
#02-23/24
Singapore 188021
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The Face Shop
68 Orchard Road
Plaza Singapura
#B1-68/69, #01-62, #B1-25A/25B
Singapore 238839
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The Face Shop
4 Tampines Central 5
Tampines Mall
#01-01/02
Singapore 529510
Tel: (65) 6785 8300
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The Face Shop
9 Bishan Place
Junction 8
#01-27
Singapore 579837
Tel: (650 6258 7791
www.international.thefaceshop.com
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IMM Building
#01-115/115A
Singapore 609601
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