|Rooibos tea - a super anti-oxidant for wonderfully clear, detoxed skin. It helps fight against acne, oily skin and eczema.|
I can see now why the Japanese called it the 'Long Life Tea' as it is a really remarkable ingredient, one of the most powerful anti-aging ones around today. If you've not heard about Rooibos before it is not really a surprise as Rooibos is only grown in a small area in South Africa - the Cederberg region. Most of us know it as 'redbush tea'.
As I continue to learn more about Natural and Organic skincare ingredients I have learnt that Rooibos, like many types of tea leaves, has also been found to contain lots of antioxidants. In addition, unlike green tea, Rooibos is naturally caffeine free and has low levels of skin-drying tannin, which can be found in higher concentrations in both black and green tea.
Rooibos is what I would call a super antioxidant and one of the most beneficial skincare products around. It is centuries old but only now do we recognise it's beneficial properties both as a tea and as a natural skincare product.
One of my favourite Thea Skincare products that contains a high level of Rooibos is the Anti-Aging Uplifting Face Creme. It's gentle, easy to apply and penetrates the skin with great ease. I love products that have a high level of Rooibos as they're kind on the skin but still effectively nourish it. Thea Skincare Uplifting Eye Crème and the wonderfully rich Rooibos Shea Body and Foot Butter are just a few Natural Beauty products which are great for the skin in every way and have fabulous anti-aging properties.
Due to the high amounts of antioxidants in the Rooibos leaves, this ingredient helps to rid the body of stubborn lingering toxins, making it a great detox drink too.
The strong antioxidant properties that the plant holds can also benefit the skin. Rooibos has a high Asphalatin flavonoid content which helps to fight signs of aging and has soothing effects on the skin for acne and eczema. Thea Skincare Clarity Crème Moisturiser which contains a high level of these ingredients is a powerful product for acne, oily and breakout prone skin.
Rooibos is a unique ingredient - whether it is drank as a tea or used in skincare products, it is is mild enough to be suitable for all ages and for both men and women.