When we think of tea, we think of the drink. Available and enjoyed in multiple ways; green, white, black, milky, matcha, jasmine, oolong, hot or cold, the list goes on. But did you know that this refreshing beverage is packed full of age-fighting antioxidants? Tea studies have shown that it can slow down signs of ageing and minimise the appearance of wrinkles. But before you reach for that bubble tea, let’s talk about TEA & ANTI-AGEING.


GREEN TEA

Legend suggests that an emperor in China invented green tea when fresh leaves from a Camellia Sinensis plant fell into his cup of just-boiled water.

Green tea has low caffeine content and a high concentration of polyphenols and antioxidants. These contribute to an improvement in wellbeing and also help slow down the natural skin ageing process.

How to incorporate green tea into your daily routine:

Start your day with a cup of refreshing Bi Luo Chun from Tea Château. Enjoy the aromatic floral notes, as you benefit from the heat-relieving, antioxidising, and detoxification properties. Your mind and body will feel better, and your skin will look younger.

Thanks to its rich antioxidant properties, green tea has become a popular anti-ageing skincare ingredient. The Time Response Collection from AMOREPACIFIC is the gold standard in anti-aging powered by superior green tea to help visibly smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Experience the skin-transforming power of Vintage Wash Off Masque to purify and infuse skin with a youthful energy, or restore skin strength and vitality with Vintage Single Extract Essence. Infused with the extract of pure green tea elixir, the fresh-faced results of improved skin texture and clarity will speak for themselves.


WHITE TEA

White tea is the least processed of the three teas allowing it to retain high amounts of its natural antioxidants, polyphenols, flavonoids, and tannins. These nutrients provide protection against certain diseases, help with weight loss, and slow down the aging process. Studies have shown that white tea protects vital skin proteins – collagen and elastin – from breakdown, preventing the formation of fine lines; leading to a smoother and youthful appearance.

How to get your dose of white tea benefits:

Enjoy the refreshing and mellow White Peony Tea from Yú Teahouse with its sweet aftertaste. Due to white teas lighter colour, you can drink up without fear of it staining your teeth!

Chantecaille and Dior Beauty both acknowledge the anti-ageing power of white tea. The Anti-Pollution Collection from Chantecaille contains white tea extract. It uses this antioxidant power to strengthen and shield skin from damaging environmental pollution and free radicals that accelerate aging. The result is stronger, more radiant skin. Dior Beauty defies aging with The Lift Sculptor Lifting Serum. It combats a lack of skin tone and elasticity with the power of natural polyphenols in white tea. Skin appears tighter and facial contours more defined for younger-looking skin.

Chantecaille Anti-Pollution Finishing Essence, HK$1,120 and Mattifying Cream $880
Dior Beauty The Lift Sculptor Lifting Serum, HK$750
Yú Teahouse White Peony, HK$198

BLACK TEA

Different processing methods give each of the teas their own unique flavours and aromas. As black tea originates from the same plant as both green and white tea, it shares many health benefits and contains similar nutrients. The tannins in black tea, in particular, can provide digestive relief. However, from a beauty point-of-view, black tea can keep you looking younger. Its antioxidants promote radiance and a more even skin tone.

How to indulge in black tea:

Treat yourself to the precious Wuyi Jin Jun Mei Black Tea from Fook Ming Tong – a speciality tea of Fujian made exclusively from the buds plucked in early spring for a sweet, fruity, flowery flavour.

P.S. Don’t waste the teabags. Cool them down and place under your eyes to help reduce puffiness and dark circles! Win-win.

Finally, feel fresh with Fresh whose Black Tea skincare collection will transform your skin. Their Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence will smooth skin and boost luminosity thanks to potent antioxidants. If you want more black tea benefits, combine with Black Tea Firming Corset Mask to lift, firm, and strengthen skin. Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask works in-sync with your natural nighttime recovery process to diminish signs of fatigue, improve elasticity, and revitalize your radiance.

Black tea doesn’t just taste good, it can make you look good too! 

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What will you reach for – green, white, or black? Reap the many health and anti-ageing benefits to refresh your senses and skin!

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