Green tea and skin cell rejuvenation has received a great deal of attention and promotion over the past ten years or so; so much so that I began to research green tea as it relates to our skin myself to see what all the rave was about. Prior to doing my own research, I thought this was just another fade that someone came up with and would soon pass. To my awe, I discovered that a cell biologist at the Medical College of the Georgia Department of Oral Biology named Dr. Stephen Hsu had done extensive research concerning the healthy properties in green tea leafs.
One of Dr. Hsu’s great discoveries concerning green tea is that certain chemicals in green tea leafs, called polyphenols, assist in eradicating cancer causing free radicals that alter the DNA make up in skin cells. Not only that, but Dr. Hsu discovered that these green tea leaf polyphenols protected the healthy cells in the process. What an amazing discovery I thought to myself. There really is something to this green tea phenonomen and rave after all. Being scientifically inclined myself, I am one that has to have proof for everything before I will use it on my body.
I was so excited when I learned about all of the scientific research and discoveries that Dr. Hsu had done concerning green tea, with the scientific evidence looking me in the face, I decided to include this beautiful God-given organic green tea leaf plant in my body creams in the form of extracts which I make myself from the finest organic green tea leafs.
Our skin is made up of three layers called the epidermis or outer layer, the dermis or mid layer and the hypodermis or inner layer, but Dr. Hsu research showed that the green tea polyphenols do not absorb pass the epidermis, or outer layer of our skin. But, in his research with EGCG, or the most abundant polyphenol in the green tea leaf, Dr. Hsu discovered that the EGCG actually reactivated or rejuvenated skin cells. I can’t think of a better way to naturally protect your skin than with a body cream from ToniOrganics that includes organic Green Tea Leaf Extract that is also great for mature and aging skin as well as dry, cracked or sun damaged skin. You can order directly at Toni.Organics@ymail.com