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Tea total

Tea total

Beginning your day with a cup of antioxidant rich green a day is a great way to kick start your morning, and sipping on the green stuff throughout the day can benefit everything from your skin to brain function. However green isn’t the only tea that can have a powerful impact on your body - something that hasn’t gone unnoticed by the beauty world. We take a closer look at the teas taking over.

White tea

Sometimes referred to the champagne of the tea world, white tea is about to have its beauty moment. Made from new buds that are picked before they open, this tea is packed with antioxidants which are made even more powerful by the lack of processing needed. Wella Professionals has used the tea in its new Oil Reflections range, featuring shampoo, conditioner, oil and a hair mask. The ultra light formulas leave hair looking smoother and feeling hydrated and the white tea deeply cleanses locks, while protecting from natural lipid degeneration.

If you’re looking for a product that guarantees a good night sleep, look no further than Kiss The Moon’s Bedtime Bath Infusion in Calm. Packed full of soothing ingredients like jasmine and sandalwood, the addition of white tea leaves and white tea seed oil gives these parcels an antioxidant boost.

Black tea

Black tea is what is used to make a traditional cuppa, as well as Earl Grey when bergamot oil is added. Consuming black tea has been linked to a reduced risk of stroke, as well as a better immune system and stress relief. But it also has beauty benefits too; it’s been found to tighten pores, reduce aging and protect skin. Fresh is using the ingredient in its new Black Tea Age-Delay Firming Serum, which tackles fine lines and wrinkles while at the same time adding a luminous glow. It’s lightweight enough to layer under your moisturiser, and leaves skin hydrated for hours.

Murad’s new Advanced Blemish & Wrinkle Reducer and Anti-Ageing Moisturiser SPF30 calls on fermented black tea, as it prevents the breakdown of collagen to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Earl Grey

Earl Grey may not be your cup of tea (literally) but Jo Malone knows a thing or two about fragrance, so when it teamed the bergamot infused smell with cucumber, it was always going to be a winner. The result is quintessentially British, reminiscent of afternoon tea. Hints of beeswax, vanilla and musk also feature in this delicate perfume perfect for the warmer weather.

Red tea

Master of skincare Ole Henriksen turned to red tea to create one of his enduringly popular lines. The African Red Tea range includes a face mist, foaming cleanser and lip balm, with the powerful tea chosen for it skin strengthening properties. It also slows the aging process down, calms and soothes the skin.

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