Food for thought: Did you know Rooibos is also called red-tea?
Green tea has been a staple ingredient in the natural skincare industry for a long time, however, red tea (Commonly labelled as ‘Rooibos’ ‘African red tea’ ‘red bush extracts’) has slowly started to gain its popularity among the green beauty community. People have started to realize that it is more than just a delicious red beverage, it makes up for a great ingredient in the natural skincare industry!
Three among the plethora of reasons that make Rooibos an absolute hit ingredient:-
- Rich in Antioxidants:
Rooibos extract is loaded with antioxidants (more than the amount commonly found in green tea). Antioxidants are not only a great reverse ageing agent but are also known to soothe skin irritations caused due to sunburns, dry skin etc. It helps rejuvenate the skin making it look healthy and youthful.
- Contains Zinc and Natural Alpha Hydroxy Acid:
This helps in cleansing impurities that cause clogged pores thus helping prevent acne, breakouts and other skin ailments like eczema.
- Great source of Vitamins:
Rooibos is meant to be a rich source of vitamin C. It not only boosts the collagen in the skin but also gives a firmer and more plump looking skin. It smoothens out fine lines and wrinkles.
So, grab a cup of rooibos tea or use products with that as a hero ingredient or both, you have many choices and also a whole lot of benefits to squeeze out of one ingredient!
One product that stands out is Eleve’s African Red Tea Cleansing Treatment. Out of 300 entrants in the 4th Clean Beauty Awards, this Cleanser is amongst the best of the best – a finalist in the 4th Clean Beauty Awards.