Products Which Put The "Tea" In Beauty

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If you grew up in Britain, there's a strong chance you've adhered to the British stereotype of loving all things tea, which is why it might excited you to learn that tea-infused skin care is taking off. With multiple anti-oxidant and anti-ageing benefits tea is truly a hero-ingredient to include in your skin care routine so to introduce you to the world of beau-tea (like what I did there?) we've handpicked our favourite online tea-infused beauty buys.

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Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Exfoliating Lip Salvation £11.99

African Red Tea is a natural antioxidant which slows down the ageing process of your skin and since the mouth is one of the first places to begin showing fine lines and wrinkles this is the perfect targeted treatment for maintaining youthful looking lips. Packed full of fatty acid-rich cranberry seed and jojoba oils this nourishing and deliciously scented scrub will nourish skin whilst exfoliating away any dry, chapped skin.

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Fresh Black Tea Age Delay Eye Cream £56.00

With a mix of black tea ferment and black tea extract this product helps fight ageing free radicals from causing premature fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Blended with lychee extract this eye treatment works to encourage collagen synthesis and keep the skin flexible, minimising the presence of lines and unveiling a firmer, smoother and rejuvenated eye zone.

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Korres White Tea Cleanser £12.00

This white tea cleanser has a gentle formula which makes it suitable for even sensitive skin types, formulated which vegetable derived soap substitutes the gel deeply cleanses and refreshes without stripping the skin of it's natural oils. The oat proteins in this product remain on the skin after rinsing to deeply moisturise and nourish dry skin and it has a gorgeously smooth, lathering texture. White tea has many benefits when used in skin care, from UV protection to reducing the production of MMP, a natural product in the skin which increases the appearance of ageing as found by the School of Life Sciences at Kingston University, London.

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The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Butter £14.00

This nourishing body butter packed with Japanese green tea leaf extracts deeply moisturises skin and leaves you with a gorgeously fresh fragrance. Green tea has been found to improve the body's defence against sun damage by reducing free radicals and reducing inflammation and is also believed to reduce the signs of ageing due to it's anti-oxidant properties. The anti-inflammatory effects of green tea are also thought to help with some skin conditions including rosacea and acne so this is an ingredient which can have a dramatic effect when incorporated into your daily skin care routine.

I love a cup of lemon infused green tea as much as the next health-conscious woman, but with so many benefits from the topical application of different teas it might be time to whip out the bags and start using them as cold compresses. There are a wealth of anti-oxidant packed, wrinkle-busting products on the market for you to experiment so discover tea in a way you've never seen it before with some of these top online beauty buys.

If you'd like to discover the beauty benefits of black tea you can discover the nourishing range from Fresh here.

Not sure which tea products are right for your skin? Try taking our quick and free online beauty quiz to discover your beauty matches.

Wondering what free radicals are? You can find out all about how to tackle them here.