We are full converts to the matcha craze for our daily dose of caffeine, but outside of ingesting matcha, have you ever tried it in your beauty routine?
Matcha powder has remarkable properties to keep your complexion fresh and healthy. Not only does it reduce inflammation, it also offers a one-two punch to help exfoliate and eliminate dead skin cells, bringing about cell turnover and rejuvenating the overall appearance of skin. Added plus, you can also tout it is as an anti-aging wonder.
Here are our current faves in the world of macha skincare:
Company: PLANT Apothecary
Product pick: Matcha Antioxidant Face Mask
Why it rocks: This mask combines the purifying properties of white clay with the powerful antioxidants of organic, fair trade matcha (powdered green) tea. Studies indicate that matcha reduces inflammation and fights damaging free radicals. The blend also contains organic essential oil of chamomile, known for its soothing, anti-irritant properties.
Price: $24.00 (2oz)
Product pick: Chlorophyll & Tourmaline Brightening Mask
Why it rocks: Mineral rich French green sea clay purifies while chlorella, spirulina, and matcha green tea deliver antioxidants to cells for a deep cleansing weekly treatment to reveal clear and bright skin. Brazilian Tourmaline crystals allow the nutrients, minerals, and antioxidants to penetrate deep into skin when massaged into skin. Both Spirulina and Chlorella applied topically have been found to increase micro-circulation and after repeated consistent applications, have been found to decrease pigmentation on the skin. This silky treatment mask delivers an instantly toned glowy complexion. When activated with a LILFOX floral water toning mist (or water) this concentrated dry formula of mineral rich clays, matcha green tea, sea algae powders, and Brazilian Tourmaline Crystals turns into a silky mousse-like consistency.
Price: $68.00 (3.4oz)
Product pick: Zen Matcha Cashmere - Reforming Night Serum
Why it rocks: A richly textured, deeply nutritious and lightweight regenerative serum that does not interfere with your body's circadian rhythm. Composed in small batches with sun-infused extracts of ceramide-building Nettle leaf stem and root, antioxidant Matcha leaf, rejuvenating Immortelle flower, and elastin-boosting raw honey, to help repair elemental damage, rejuvenate drawn faces, calm irritated, sensitive skin, hydrate at cellular level, and support our skin’s nocturnal detox-activities.
Deeply hydrates at cellular level, repairs oxidative damage, tightens pores, improves texture, restores our skin's natural barrier function, deals with breakouts and blemishes, and provides anti-microbial and anti-bacterial protection.
Energetically, resin extracts + essential oils of Frankincense and Myrrh, plus 24 karat Gold balance the body-soul-spirit alignment, and a homeopathic (minute) dose of therapeutic grade Helichrysum (Immortelle) Flower essential oil instills
peace and tranquility, releases emotional trauma and helps us reconnect with the spiritual realm and opens the heart to new and wonderful things. Wake up renewed, dewy, and fresh faced.
Price: $110.00 (1oz)
Product pick: Matcha Beauty Bar
Why it rocks: It’s time to take the amazing benefits of energizing Matcha straight to the skin. Anti-bacterial Green tea contains antioxidants that are good for cellular health. Antioxidants found in matcha tea slows cell degeneration to impede the aging process, promoting smooth, tight skin that retains moisture and defends skin against damaging free radicals. Cocoa and Shea butters deeply moisturize, Olive and Castor oils leave the skin smooth and glowing. Will last up to 12 weeks. Vegan. Gluten-Free. GMO Free. Fragrance free. Cruelty free. Paraben free. Essential oils are 100% pure.
Price: $24.00 (4.5oz)
Product pick: Mymatcha All-Over Moisture Stick
Why it rocks: Cocokind believes in the power of superfoods - not harsh chemicals - to deliver deep, long-lasting hydrating to your skin. That's why they design each food-grade formula with just five plant-based ingredients or less. Crafted with only three ingredients - coconut oil, beeswax, and matcha powder - this all-over moisturizer rejuvenates under eyes, lips, and more. It can be applied under the eyes to ward off dark circles or puffiness, or used as a dry spot corrector and daily lip balm! the catechins within the matcha powder are a power antioxidant that help nourish and protect skin. use it anywhere, take it everywhere -- this is your skincare bff.
Price: $9.00 (.5oz)