Green tea has been clinically shown to help protect against acne-causing inflammatory damage. The antioxidants in Green tea are able to enter the skin and affect the molecular mechanisms behind acne.
Green tea reduces the sensitivity of acne-prone skin to androgen hormones by blocking androgen receptors in the skin. It is also strongly anti-inflammatory and can dampen the inflammatory response to acne-causing bacteria and protect the skin from external sources of inflammation.
In a clinical study, patients witnessed a 20% reduction in skin reddening after ingesting a daily supplement of 450 mg green tea extract and 50 mg vitamin C. (1)
- Green Tea (20:1) 42.5mg Providing 850mg per Capsule.
- Microcrystalline Cellulose, Size 0 White gelatin Capsule (colourant titanium dioxide) Magnesium Stearate.
Take one tablet per day with food. Always drink plenty of water to ensure you remain hydrated. Suitable for Vegetarians: No Do not exceed recommended amount unless directed by a physician.
(1) Oral green tea catechin metabolites are incorporated into human skin and protect against UV radiation-induced cutaneous inflammation in association with reduced production of pro-inflammatory eicosanoid 12-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid.
British Journal of Nutrition Volume 110, Issue 5 September 2013, pp. 891-900
Rhodes et al.