Product Description & Benefits:
This green tea extract is standardized for caffeine, meaning it has been enriched to ensure a very high concentration of this particular chemical. This efficient scavenger of hydroxyl radicals provides strong antioxidant properties to any recipe. Caffeine decreases the risk of skin cancer promoted by UV irradiation. It has long been known that caffeine slows down repair of DNA mutations caused by UV. The rationale is that slowing down the process may make it more precise, preventing mutations that may lead to cancer. Though caffeine is the primary intent of this active, other beneficial chemicals found in green tea extract do remain active.
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.
Lu, Y-P., Lou, Y-R., Xie, J-G., Peng, Q-Y., Liao, J., Yang, C.S., Huang, M-T. and Conney, A.H. (2002). Topical applications of caffeine or (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) inhibit carcinogenesis and selectively increase apoptosis in UVB-induced skin tumors in mice. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 99: 12455-12460.
Shi, X.; Dalal, N. S.; Jain, A. C. Dep Antioxidant behavior of caffeine: efficient scavenging of hydroxyl radicals. Food and Chemical Toxicology (1991), 29(1), 1-6