Much like the green tea we drink, green tea extracts provide amazing anti-oxidant benefits to our skin thanks to its large quantity of catechins. Multiple studies have shown that application of green tea extract on the skin can help protect against UV damage and minimize the redness and inflammations associated with such damage (source, source, source).
There’s also research that suggest green tea extract can increase the skin’s moisture level and improve the skin texture (source). When combined with ginkgo extract, it can help improve the skin’s barrier and elasticity (source). This is definitely an ingredient that’s been proven to have immense benefits for the skin, and one you’ll want to look for in a product’s ingredient list.
Terms to look for: Camellia sinensis