Significant amounts of research have established that tea, including black, green, and white tea, has many intriguing benefits, including anti-aging. Dozens of studies point to tea’s potent antioxidant properties.
The Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology (December 31, 2001) stated that the polyphenols “are the active ingredients in green tea and possess antioxidant and skin-soothing properties.
Green tea and the other teas (e.g., white tea, which is what green tea begins as) show a good deal of promise for skin, but they are not the miracle that cosmetics and health food companies make them out to be. Most researchers agree that tea (black, green, or white) has potent skin-soothing properties and that it is a potent antioxidant whether consumed orally or applied topically.