What it is
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract is from the oil in tea tree leaves. The kind of tea you can drink also comes from this tree.
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract has many benefits. It contains polyphenols, a strong antioxidant. Antioxidants help fight off free-radical molecules that damage skin cells. The antioxidants in green tea neutralize free-radicals from the sun. This gives the skin some extra UV protection, but should not replace sunscreen.
Many components of tea have anti-inflammatory properties. Polyphenols and L-theanine help soothe the skin and reduce irritation. L-theanine is an amino acid that makes up most of the amino acids found in tea leaves. The caffeine in Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract helps calm inflamed blood vessels.
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract also contains Vitamin Bs, linoleic acid, magnesium, calcium, iron, and zinc.
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract also has antimicrobial properties.
Research has shown both drinking Camellia Sinensis Leaf Tea and applying it to the skin can help boost skin elasticity and hydration. Studies also show using tea extract may reduce sebum, or oil, production.
Also known as: Green Tea, Oolong Tea, White Tea, Black Tea, Green Tea Extract, and Green Tea Leaf Extract
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 10.9% of the products in our database containing it.
What it does:
Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Astringent, Emollient, Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Tonic
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Where it's used
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract is most often found as ingredient number 16 within an ingredient list.
Of the 13 products in our database that have a known concentration of Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, we've seen concentrations from 0.1% to 93% specified within their ingredient lists.
These are the categories of products that use Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract the most:
Products with Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
- CosIng ID: 55220
- INCI Name: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
- EC #: 283-519-7
- All Functions: Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Astringent, Emollient, Humectant, Masking, Oral Care, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Tonic, UV Absorber