If skincare were a dating app, we think you would Matcha!
So, let’s get this straight, both green tea and Matcha come from the plant Camellia sinensis however the two are grown differently. To grow Matcha, the plant will be covered 20-30 days before harvest so that no sunlight affects the plant. This results in an increase of chlorophyll and accelerates the amino acid levels. Chlorophyll speeds up cell turnover and hence helps help your skin clear faster.
Matcha can have between 3 and 137 times greater catechin levels than green tea depending on the tea brand according to this study. That’s why we have a rigorous quality scheme in place to ensure only the best Matcha quality ends up in our products e.g. we measure the Polyphenols level in every batch. A high level of catechin can increase your skin’s defense and self-healing ability. Catechins, which is a type of antioxidant, fights free radicals, protects your skin from sun damage and keeps your skin youthful. Moreover, Matcha can help you get rid of acne by naturally reducing your body’s sebum production.
Another study showed that Matcha decreased blood glucose levels as well as increased lipid metabolism in tests made on high-fat diets with and without eating Matcha. This could help you lose weight according to another study resulting in 17% higher fat oxidation levels during exercise with Matcha compared to placebo.