7 must-try matcha beauty buys for a beautifully zen routine
Go green (tea)
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / April 29 2021
If you’ve walked past a Starbucks or scrolled the feed of an influencer in the last year you’ll no doubt have become well acquainted with the word ‘matcha’.
A type of green tea, it’s become a very popular (and ‘grammable) drink of choice (whether in hot or iced variety), also making its way into the worlds of everything from pancakes and puddings to chocolate and cookies.
And now, it’s officially taking over the land of beauty, freshening scalps, balancing skin and scenting spaces as it goes thanks to its antioxidant-rich status and earthy aroma.
Ready to enter the zen zone? Here are the must-try matcha beauty buys we’re loving right now…
Boscia Matcha Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask
If the goal is to revive and soothe stressed, tired skin, this matcha mask is definitely your guy. Designed to reduce redness and absorb excess oil, it’s loaded with matcha (duh), as well as collagen-promoting bakuchiol and balancing willow bark extract.
Milk Makeup Matcha Toner Mini
Craving a cooling sensation pre-makeup application? Try a swipe of this solid toner. Packed with matcha green tea, watermelon fruit extract, and organic cactus elixir, it works to soothe and smooth skin, while also zapping up oil and tightening pores.
Briogeo Matcha + Apple Replenishing Superfood Shampoo
This 98 per cent naturally derived and sulphate-free superfood shampoo is just about as ‘healthy’ as hair health formulas get, with matcha as well as apple and spinach (two things your scalp will thank you for) in the mix.
Maison Margiela Matcha Meditation
Concocted to capture the comfort that comes with a warm cup of the real thing, this matcha accord scent is serene and sweet, with a smooth jasmine and white chocolate base and a slight zing of citrus thanks to hints of bergamot and orange blossom.
NARS Single Eyeshadow in Matcha
Matcha is just as glorious of a hue as it is an ingredient, so if you’re keen to get involved in the trend but don’t exactly love the smell of the stuff, this satin-finish shadow is the way to go. It sits somewhere between pastel and neon which equals major versatility.
IGK Direct Flight Multi-Tasking Matcha Dry Shampoo
Matcha is a magical balancer in the hair arena, too – this blowout-refreshing dry shampoo features a combo of charcoal, turmeric and matcha powder, to absorb oil, lift build-up and strengthen the scalp as it works. But before you ask, no, it’s not chalky in the slightest.
Physicians Formula The Perfect Matcha 3-in-1 Cleansing Balm
Matcha can help your face unwind just the way it can your body. This 3-in-1 cleansing balm melts away makeup, deeply cleans the skin, and also adds a little antioxidant-packed hydration in, leaving your complexion fresh and flawless.