Green tea has been described as a superstar ingredient that has a number of benefits for the skin. Read on to discover what these green tea skin benefits are, and how you can incorporate green tea into your skincare to achieve glowing and healthy-looking skin.

Green Tea has a plethora of benefits, and can be used in a number of different ways. Green Tea can be consumed in things like tea, applied directly to the skin, or as part of a skincare products to combine all of its skincare benefits with other ingredients.



Green tea contains both polyphenols and catechin (otherwise known as EGCC). EGCC are found in the highest amounts in green tea and have been shown to contain powerful natural antioxidants that help prevent and treat infections and skin problems.

The anti-inflammatory effects of Green Tea are also beneficial for treating and preventing conditions such as ageing, arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity.  It is this property that has also been shown to be most effective in helping to treat skin inflammation and cancerous changes in the skin.


Green Tea is a type of tea made from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant. Green Tea was originally taken as medicine and comes from the same species of plant as its popular cousin, Black Tea. The difference is that Green Tea is not fermented before steaming and drying, whereas Black Tea is.


Benefits of Green Tea in summary:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Anticarcinogenic
  • Antimicrobial



1. Minimizes acne
     Green Tea as a skincare ingredient is excellent at unclogging pores and cleansing skin thoroughly as it contains antibacterial properties which help to fight against infection, leaving you with smooth, clean skin.


2. Brightens skin
     Green Tea is such a good antioxidant that it not only helps to keep skin clear and protected, but it also leaves your skin looking brighter and smoother.


3. Reduces dark circles and puffy eyes
     Green tea reduces dark circles and puffy eyes thanks to the presence of caffeine, which helps to shrink inflamed blood vessels around the eyes.


4. Reduces irritation and redness
     Its anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce irritation and redness when applied topically to the skin.


5. Fights premature ageing
     It helps skin to rejuvenate and repair skin cells as well as helping to maintain collagen levels in the skin which improves skin firmness and helps to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.


6. Skin regeneration & repair
    The agent also increases cell turnover and regeneration thanks to the presence of Vitamin E in it. Vitamin E is also very moisturising and helps to strengthen the skin’s natural skin barrier.


Which NIVEA Products contain Green Tea?

The NIVEA Perfect & Radiant 3in1 Detox Cleanser with natural Black Rice and Green Tea Extract is specially developed to detoxify the skin and help to fight pimples by reducing spot-causing germs. This multi-use product can be used as a wash, a scrub or a mask.