Green Tea Extract
Green tea is consumed worldwide as a popular beverage, especially in Asian countries. Like all Teas, it has significant amounts of research that highlight its numerous health benefits, whether used internally or topically. Teas are rich in polyphenols and antioxidants, which are the active ingredients that help fight inflammation and cancer. Teas have a good deal of research indicating them as potent anti-inflammatory agents. Recent studies also prove that the EGCG present in Green Tea is able to curtail collagen disintegration and UV damage to skin.
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