Benefits of Camelia for Skin
Prevent skin from oxidative stress
While camellia sinensis leaf contains a number of bioactive chemicals, it is particularly rich in catechins, of which epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the most abundant. Catechins and polyphenols are effective scavengers of reactive oxygen species in vitro and may also function indirectly as antioxidants.
Topically applied cemellia sinesis leaf purified polyphenol extract has been shown to inhibit UV-induced inflammation, combat DNA damage, and reduce the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS).
Cemellia sinensis leaf, high in flavanol was shown to diminish UV-induced erythema formation, increase microcirculation, improve skin structure (as roughness, scaling, volume, and wrinkles), and reduce TEWL (Trans Epidermal Water Loss).