Where Is This Active Ingredient Found? Green Tea Extract with EGCG is the active ingredient in Teamine and ReVive skin care line.
Product Description & Benefits:
Of the many valuable chemicals present in green tea, polyphenols and catechins, like epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in particular, are really good for us and our skin. Scientific research illustrates EGCG to be effective as an antioxidant, in repair of damage done by UVA radiation, antitumor (benign and cancer), and in prevention of damaging mutations. Another benefit of EGCG is in acne control, helping to keep pores open by controlling sebum secretion.
This skin care active ingredient is made by a licensed, high-quality laboratory of skin care ingredients. Make Me Heal has partnered with leading laboratories and manufacturers of skin care ingredients to come up with the largest assortment of high-quality active ingredients that are effective for your skin. These ingredients are backed by scientific research and testing.
What's Do It Yourself (DIY) Skin Care?
DIY Skin Care is an emerging trend in the beauty world where consumers are taking control of their skin care regimen and are making their own home-based recipes of skincare products by combining scientifically proven active ingredients inside creams. DIY presents an opportunity to create affordable beauty products at your home and to try different ingredients to arrive at recipes that are the most optimal for your skin needs. You can use DIY to simply copy well-known, expensive creams and make your own cheaper home version, or to combine your favorite cream with an ingredient that you've found to be beneficial.
Directions For Use:
Each tube is enough for 20 fl oz of cream or lotion at approximately 1% concentration (5 g in 600 mL cream). Use in your favorite cream or add to our Canvas Base Cream or a Sea Kelp Bioferment base. The powder will not dissolve immediately but will release components slowly into the cream/lotion.
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