Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (INCI)

INCI name: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT

Origin

The tea bush grows 1.5 – 2 m tall and has oval lanceolate leaves and small white flowers. The main area of distribution is Asia. The Chinese appreciate tea as a stimulating, strengthening and toning drink. Green tea extract is made from the unfermented leaves of Camellia sinensis by gentle extraction.

Active ingredients

Pectin, albumin, ascorbic, maleic, oxalic and succinic acids
Phenolic acids such as caffeic, chlorogenic and tannic acids
Flavonoids such as kaempferol, myricetin, quercetin
Catechins such as catechin, epicatechin, gallocatechin
Purine alkaloids such as caffeine, theobromine, theophylline

Effect

Camellia sinensis leaf extract has tonic, diuretic and cholesterol-lowering effects. Anti-inflammatory properties are also described. Due to the content of polyphenols and catechins, it has astringent and venous system protective properties. Due to its antioxidant and radical scavenging properties, green tea protects against premature aging of the skin.

  • firming
  • antimicrobial
  • Antioxidans
  • moisturizing
  • skin caring
  • invigorating
  • perfuming
  • UV absorbing
  • skin protective

Use

In cosmetics, the astringent, antiseptic and free radical scavenging properties are important.

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