Matcha powder, the power of chlorophylle
FUNCTIONS: ANTI-OXYDANT, ANTI-ACNE, HAIR GROWTH
Matcha sounds quite a magical plant. It is a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. But what could be the benefits of Matcha for your skin? In one word: Chlorophyll.
Chlorophyll is produced in matcha at the end of the growing time by covering the leaves and protecting them from the sun rays, just before the harvest. Due to this ancestral process, the plants produce a lot of chlorophyll and give matcha its very specific green color.
This process renders matcha beneficial for your skin. It cleanses the toxins aways from your skin protects you against chemicals or impurities.
Matcha is an ancestral ingredient originated in Japan. Already known as a superfood ingredient - Matcha is also very powerful for your skin and hair routine. Thanks to its concentration in chlorophyll, vitamin K and antibiotic agent, matcha powder is a unique ingredient to include in your recipes.
WHAT CAN MATCA POWDER DO FOR YOUR SKIN & OVERALL HEALTH
Matcha is a strong natural antibiotic agent and therefore very efficient against acne. It contains epigallocatechin-3-gallate and gallic acid that fight the bacteria responsible for acne.
Thanks to its high concentration of chlorophyll, Matcha powder protects your skin from sun damage and reduces signs of aging.
This powder has high concentration of vitamin K, responsible for regulating the blood circulation. It helps to reduce puffiness, skin inflammation and treats dark eye circles.
Matcha powder encourages hair growth thanks to the concentration of epigallocatechin-3-gallate. It stimulates the cells and boosts the hair production. Researchers from the Tufts University have found that Matcha contains 20 times more antioxidants than regular green tea. The antioxidants and vitamins C and E promote the overall health of the scalp and hair, while protecting you from them from sun exposure.
HOW TO USE IT
Skin: You can mix matcha powder with another vegetable oil such as coconut or almond oil and apply onto your skin as a rich moisturiser.
Hair: At Rowse we recommend using matcha as a hair mask by mixing it with clay and water, a simple yet powerful recipe.
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