Matcha vs Green Tea: who wins your heart?

Green tea is known to be highly beneficial for the body and skin health, but what if there was a superhero of green teas? Matcha is a type of green tea, but healthier and more powerful than the regular one! It is grown, harvested, and prepared differently, to preserve all its natural and potent benefits.

Matcha and green tea derive from the Camellia Sinensis plant, but Matcha bushes are shadowed from sunlight for 20-30 days before the harvest time. This process enhances the production of chlorophyll, thus increasing amino acids activity. After the harvest, the whole leaves of matcha are grounded into a super thin powder, hence preserving higher levels of compounds than regular green tea – such as caffeine, theanine, chlorophyll and antioxidants

Hailing from traditional Japanese tea, Matcha is a powerful, green, and impalpable powder that has become increasingly worldwide known for its endless list of benefits for health. Matcha is a powerhouse of antioxidants that protects the skin and enhances brightness while donating a healthier and rejuvenated glow to your complexion. 

  • Soothe inflammation
  • Green teas are rich in L-theanine that contributes to soothe inflammation and address specific skin concerns, such as erythema and psoriasis. Matcha contains higher levels of L-theanine than green tea, delivering a more immediate effect in alleviating skin irritation. Inflammation, redness, and blemishes also occur when the skin barrier is unhealthy and damaged, and external harmful aggressors can penetrate into the skin. The antioxidants contained in Matcha help the skin fight aggressors, minimise concerns, and quench inflammation, providing immediate relief. When inflammation is soothed, the skin looks brighter, clearer and plumper, revealing an all-over healthy complexion. 

  • Slow down the ageing process
  • Studies have demonstrated that green tea's inherent compounds – such as catechins, can reduce the skin ageing process thanks to their antioxidant properties, and enhance the production of collagen and elastin minimising the appearance of wrinkles.

    Matcha is fully packed with higher concentrations of antioxidants, Vitamin C, A and E, and catechins (most famous is EGCG) than regular green teas, that all together work to minimise the appearance of ageing signs, preventing the skin from premature ageing, and protecting the skin barrier from oxidative damages. Matcha is also known to be responsible for an all-natural and green ‘lift-effect’, the presence of caffeine helps to decrease puffiness around the eyes, delivering a fresh and youthful glow.

  • Clear and bright complexion
  • Matcha’s Vitamin C is twice higher than regular green tea. Vitamin C is well known to brighten the skin, reduce dark spots and combat oxidative damage. Vitamin C is a super-powerful antioxidant that not only prevents skin cells from ageing but also maintains skin elasticity, and firmness and contributes to collagen production. Matcha contains also Zinc, an antioxidant mineral that supports the preservation of healthy and nourished skin, preventing dermatitis. The blend of these natural compounds allows Matcha-enriched serums to topically address specific skin concerns, combat skins looking dull or lacklustre, and reveal a brighter complexion.

  • UV ray protector
  • Doubtlessly, the first thing we notice about Matcha is the colour: its bright and vivid green derives from the all-natural compound behind green pigment, chlorophyll.

    The specific way Matcha is grown and harvested plays a substantial difference in its chlorophyll levels, that are higher than regular green tea. Chlorophyll has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, this natural substance acts on the skin as it does in plants: it absorbs the harmful UV rays and prevents them from getting into the skin barrier. Overexposure to the sun is one of the most well-known causes of ageing signs appearance. Matcha is efficient in preventing skin from ageing and contributes to minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Matcha supports the skin barrier to remain healthy and young, boosting a radiant glow.

  •  Helps to control acne 
  • Matcha benefits list still hasn’t finished! Yes, because Matcha contributes also to fighting acne and regulating sebum production. And the reason is the presence of EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), a super powerful antioxidant with strong anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that soothes inflammation, fighting acne and balancing sebum production. Matcha contains three times higher levels of EGCG compared to average green tea, thus clearing the skin from impurities, unclogging pores, and preventing blemishes. This compound in Matcha restore the skin barrier, allowing good nutrients to penetrate into the skin and contributing to maintaining the skin barrier healthy.

  • Overnight rejuvenation 
  • Adopting a skincare routine enriched with Matcha can be the life-changer of your skin health! Matcha is a youth supporter, provides daily protection and is a natural source of radiance. Matcha-enriched serums work efficiently overnight to restore, rejuvenate and enhance the skin barrier, revealing a youthful and healthy glow in the morning. Vitamin E maintains the skin suppled and moisturised, protects the complexion from oxidative damage and against free radicals, and minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that promotes skin cell regeneration at night while boosting the skin's natural brightness. To promote skin regeneration, our Nutritionist Valérie Espinasse suggests enriching our diet with food rich in Vitamin C: oranges, lemons, kiwis, and cruciferous. 

    Boost your day with Breathe Day Cream for an all-in-one shot of super ingredients: Matcha, Aloe Vera and Pre & Probiotics to hydrate, illuminate and protect your skin throughout the whole day. At night, target dullness, skin lacking radiance and fight the appearance of ageing signs with Pause Night Shot, with a 30% concentration of Matcha this serum deeply penetrates into the skin and addresses  your specific concerns.

    2 to 3 times a week, apply Renew Sleeping Mask to restore, revive and refresh your skin barrier with the wonder trio: Matcha, Aloe Vera and Pre & Probiotics (+AHA for gentle exfoliation!), for an all-around healthy skin!

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    94% feel their skin more hydrated 
    90% feel their skin plumped and healthier 
    *tested over 50 people over 4 weeks of use (ref)



    89% feel the skin look rejuvenated 
    89% feel the skin softer 
    *tested over 50 people over 4 weeks of use (ref)



    94% feel the skin hydrated and nourished 
    92% feel the skin looks smoothed 
    *tested over 50 people over 4 weeks of use (ref)


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