Main ingredients: Tea Polyohenols
Green tea, olives and grapes all have something in common: They contain polyphenols, a compound that can have a number of beneficial effects in or on the body. Polyphenols belong to a group of antioxidant compounds known as catechins. Knowing how polyphenols can positively impact your skincare regimen can help you achieve younger, healthier-looking skin.
Polyphenol Skincare Research
A study published in a 2009 issue of “Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry” studied the effects of applying different levels of polyphenols on the skin. Participants applied either 92 or 20 percent tea polysaccharides or 98 percent polyphenols on their skin. After frequent application, participants were measured for moisture absorption, retention, sunscreen and building new skin cells. The results found that the polyphenols applied to the skin protected it against ultraviolet radiation and enhanced skin cell growth.