Not only is white tea high in antioxidants that protect your body from free radicals that accelerate aging, it also increases collagen in the skin, helping it maintain a supple, youthful glow.
Origins offers a line of Silver Needle White Tea based products called “A Perfect World.” According to the cosmetic company’s website, Chinese emperors of the Song Dynasty enjoyed white tea’s exquisite taste and fragrant, flowery aroma. This magic drink was prized for relieving fatigue, delighting the soul, strengthening the will and enhancing vision. Many claimed it was an important ingredient in the elixir of immortality. Today white tea is used in skin therapy – its antioxidant powers help skin look younger. The line includes facial treatments such as an antioxidant moisturizer and a firming moisture eye treatment as well as body moisturizers and cleansers.
Another skin care line, pūr~lisse (French for pure and smooth) allows “time-tested Chinese beauty rituals to embrace today’s French skin know-how for an inspirational marriage of nature and science.” The line incorporates Art of Tea’s Organic White Tea, the most sought after white tea, only harvested for a few days each year in the northern district of Fujian, China. Packed with antioxidants, these silvery down-covered leaves have been prized for their medicinal properties for more than 1000 years. Their pūr~delicate gentle soy milk cleanser and makeup remover is a blend of Soy Milk, Soy Proteins, Oatmeal and White Tea.
Treat yourself and incorporate some white tea into your beauty ritual!