The (Nearly) Super Powered Skincare Ingredient that Everyone’s Talking About

- By: Kayli Westergard

What can Matcha do for your skin? As it turns out, Matcha, a nutrient-dense green tea, is one of the most amazing superfoods for both your skin and overall health. With an abundance of antioxidants, nutrients, and other health benefits, Matcha’s invigorating yet soothing qualities can help reverse visible signs of aging and rejuvenate your skin!

Amazing Antioxidants

Matcha Tea contains 10 to 15 times the overall nutrients and antioxidants of any other tea and many fruits and vegetables. Incredible, right? In fact, the polyphenols in Matcha’s nutrients are possibly greater antioxidant protection than even Vitamins C + E can offer. These rich nutrients can help protect your skin from free radical damage, which can cause sun damage, wrinkles, and dry skin.

Anti-inflammatory Benefits

Speaking of antioxidants, the EGCG antioxidant offers some anti-inflammatory benefits that promote more youthful, tighter, and smoother skin. EGCG is a catechin that offers the most extraordinary benefits of any antioxidant and especially helps to reduce inflammation known to be present in most internal disorders. The natural inclusion of caffeine in Matcha offers additional anti-inflammatory benefits and might soothe oxidative damage, energize tired skin, brighten dull skin, and nourish all Skin Types. These anti-inflammatory properties can aid in soothing skin conditions like redness, rosacea, and acne.

That Glow

Matcha helps clear the complexion and even out skin tone for a glow like no other. Matcha is specially grown in a way to increase the amount of Chlorophyll, which packs even more powerful nutrients into Matcha. Chlorophyll promotes immense detoxifying and helps protect against environmental impurities and chemicals that can clog pores. The way it helps brighten the skin and improve circulation is ideal for revealing your inner radiance. 

How to Use Matcha on Your Skin

Our absolute favorite way to take advantage of all of Matcha’s skin benefits is through a relaxing Facial Mask. Our Japanese Matcha Tea, Acai, & Goji Berry Facial Mask has won over 6 Beauty Editor awards! Our Mask harnesses the power of earth’s most effective, nutrient-dense antioxidants: Matcha Tea, Goji Berries, and hand-harvested Seaweed help deep-cleanse, exfoliate, tone, hydrate, nourish, protect, and balance the skin, while French Clay helps bind with toxins to pull them up and out. Imagine the wonders it will work when it finds its way into your weekly Skincare Ritual!

The Benefits of Drinking Matcha for Your Skin

Another Matcha latte? Yes, please! Taking care of your skin from the inside out is just as important as the skincare products you use. Just like some foods can potentially make acne worse, some foods and drinks can aid in glowing, healthy skin!

The same nutrients, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties that benefit the skin topically are soaked up from the inside out when you drink Matcha. Drinking Matcha means that the benefits will flow to every inch of your body, too. Pair our Matcha Facial Mask with a cup of our premium organic Matcha hot or iced for the ultimate duo of relaxation and health!

You can make your own Matcha at home using premium organic Matcha and water or milk. Alternatively, many coffee shops serve Matcha lattes and other Matcha drinks. There are also tons of amazing baking and cooking recipes like these recipes, these ones, and these ones that include Matcha.

After you’ve applied your new favorite Facial Mask, pour yourself a cup of powerful, delicious Matcha. Sit back, relax, and let all of the health flow into and through you. Perhaps you’ll add Matcha to your morning routine. You’ll watch the sun rise and reflect on all the goodness that you’re giving your skin and body. As you do, feel the same radiance of the sun on your face begin to emanate from your skin as you incorporate Matcha into your life.