The green tea beauty products we can’t stop using
Turns out the energising brew can work wonders on your face and hair
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / July 22 2019
With temperatures dipping to an all-time low this winter, it’s no wonder that we’re reaching for hot brews such as green tea to warm ourselves up. But besides the stimulating nature of the drink (yep, it’s just as good as a cup of coffee in the morning!), it's also known to work wonders on our hair and face, too. Here are the best new green tea-based products to hit shelves, plus, why you should try them immediately.
Paula’s Choice Anti-Aging Eye Gel
Got tired-looking eyes? Who doesn’t these days, especially now that there’s so much good content on Stan (we’re looking at you, The Bold Type). While our top recommendation is to go to bed *much* earlier, we also highly recommend this lightweight formula. It’s enriched with hyaluronic acid, licorice and green tea extract to protect and plump up the delicate skin around your eyes.
BRIOGEO Be Gentle, Be Kind™ Matcha + Kale Replenishing Superfood Shampoo
You’d be forgiven if you thought this was a green juice! The good news is that this juice-inspired product is just as good for your scalp and hair; the shampoo is vegan, 98 per cent naturally-derived and free from sulphates and silicones, and contains apple and matcha (a powdered form of green tea) to nourish.
Revlon Professional Green Tea Uniq One
You can’t go past this green tea-based multitasker, which boasts protective, softening *and* reparative powers on all hair types. Psst… did we mention that you can use this leave-in hair treatment on both damp and dry hair?
Clarins SOS Primer in Green Tea
Yes, even your makeup can get in on the green tea trend with a primer that’s the same colour as the hot brew. It may seem strange to layer a green base under your foundation, but trust us on this one - it can neutralise redness and make your overall complexion look more balanced and even. How’s that for an optical illusion?
SALT By Hendrix Matcha Face Mask
With ingredients such as green French clay, white French clay, aloe powder and, of course, matcha green tea, this mask can detoxify without drying your skin out. Bonus: It costs less than $20!
Ever wanted to make your own face mask? You’re in luck… try these DIY mask recipes that use ingredients found in your kitchen.
Have you tried any of these green tea beauty products before? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below.
Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and previously in SHOP Til You Drop and Cosmopolitan.