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Cell biologist finds that green tea may rejuvenate skin cells

by timetospa August 28, 2012
Cell biologist finds that green tea may rejuvenate skin cells

When it comes to skin care beauty products on the market, you'll find that many of them include green tea as an ingredient, especially those that are meant to turn back the clock - but have you ever wondered why? Whether you've seen green tea extract in your anti aging moisturizer or daily lotion, there are many reasons for this.

Green tea has long been thought to help people maintain their youthful looks, and more research continues to confirm this assumption. A recent study conducted by a cell biologist at the Medical College of Georgia found that green tea can help rejuvenate cells and reduce the effects of free radicals.

"Cells that migrate toward the surface of the skin normally live about 28 days, and by day 20, they basically sit on the upper layer of the skin getting ready to die," said Stephen Hsu, lead researcher. "But [green tea polyphenol] EGCG reactivates them. I was so surprised."

Not into the idea of drinking more green tea or applying infused lotion onto your face? Consider Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream instead! This cream can reduce the appearance of wrinkles by up to 78 percent.

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