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Black tea: Why you should also use it in skin care

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Camellia Sinensis (Black Tea) Leaf Extract

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water (Black Tea)

Effect: relieves itching, antioxidant, calming

Tolerability: very good

Black tea is obtained by fermenting tea leaves. Not only can it be enjoyed as a hot drink, but it is also a versatile skin care ingredient:

Black tea (Camellia Sinensis) reduces itching and soothes eczema and hives. The secondary plant substances contained strengthen the weakened skin so that no new inflammations can develop.

Even if the skin is over-cared for ( perioral dermatitis ), in addition to zero therapy , pure black tea can bring relief and support the healing process.

2 glasses of black tea: Prepared for the black tea mask in zero therapy

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Black tea is made from the tea plant, just like green and white tea. However, the composition of the active ingredients differs from other types of tea due to the processing after harvest.

After harvesting, the fresh tea leaves are stored in wicker baskets to wither and are well ventilated. The tea leaves are then placed in a machine between rotating discs, where they are rolled up again and again so that the cell walls of the plant break down. In humid, warm air at 30 °C, the plants ferment so that the oils develop. At the very end, the fermented tea leaves are dried.

Black tea, like green and white tea, contains polyphenols and therefore has an antioxidant effect and a high caffeine content.

White and green tea are not fermented. This fermentation process changes the tea plants so that black tea focuses on nutrients such as potassium, manganese, fluoride and vitamin B as well as secondary plant substances.

  • Organic black tea
  • pH skin neutral (5.5)
  • very mildly preserved

Suitable for cosmetic care, among other things

Differentiation of tea types in the INCI list:

The INCI for all types of tea is “Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract ” for tea extract or “Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water” for a tea infusion, regardless of whether it contains green, white or black tea. You can only tell what type of tea it is if the manufacturer states this in brackets in English, e.g. “Camellia Sinensis (Black Tea) Leaf Extract” for black tea extract or “Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water (Black Tea)” for a black tea infusion.

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