When it comes to protecting and repairing clients’ skin, it is always tea time, green tea that is. Green tea enjoys worldwide popularity because of its many acclaimed health benefits. It has one of the highest amounts of antioxidants and beneficial polyphenols of all teas. Polyphenols, also called catechins, are plant-based compounds with antioxidant properties. (EGCG) is an active polyphenolic catechin and accounts for approximately 59%  of the total catechins from the leaves of the green tea and is thought to provide the most health benefits.
All tea types, except herbal, are brewed from the dried leaves of the Camellia sinensis bush. The level of oxidation of the leaves determines the type of tea. Green tea is made from unoxidized leaves and is one of the least processed types of tea, which accounts for it containing the most antioxidants and beneficial polyphenols.
In addition to antioxidant benefits, green tea also has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. For these reasons, green tea has become a popular ingredient for use in skin creams and beauty masks to soothe and protect skin, reduce sebum, and minimize signs of aging.
Among its skin benefits, green tea:
- Fights aging: With its antioxidant properties, green tea can be beneficial in fighting the signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles. When applied topically, the polyphenols in green tea help prevent oxidative damage, which is the cause of these aging symptoms.
- Treats skin conditions: Polyphenols have been proven to reduce inflammation, promote healing and fight certain types of bacteria. This makes green tea useful in flighting skin blemishes and acne.
- Promotes skin healing: The gallic acid compounds (gallic acid is classified as a phenolic acid) in green tea support different stage of wound healing. This speeds up healing of scars while also improving skin elasticity.
- Prevents skin disorders from sun: A study conducted in 2003, found green tea polyphenols can help prevent solar UVB light-induced skin disorders, including melanoma skin cancer, nonmelanoma skin cancer and photoaging. 
Green Tea Energy
Combat the effects of the hot summer sun or cold winter wind on clients’ skin with BIOTONE’s signature customizing complex Green Tea & Lime Leaf in Green Tea Energy skin treatment. Restore depleted energy and deliver moisture to dehydrated skin while a blend of powerful anti-oxidants repairs and protects.
• Micro Buff Body Polish [2 oz]
• European Rose Body Mud [4 oz]
• True Balance Massage Gel [1 oz]
• Green Tea & Lime Leaf Customizing Complex [55 drops]
3 Rubber Spa Bowls
9 Warm, Moist Hand Towels
1. Mix Micro-Buff Body Polish with 15 drops of Green Tea & Lime Leaf Customizing Complex in a rubber bowl.
2. Mix European Rose Mud with 30 drops of Green Tea & Lime Leaf Customizing Complex in a rubber bowl.
3. Mix True Balance Massage Gel with 10 drops of Green Tea & Lime Leaf Customizing Complex in a rubber bowl.
4. Apply an exfoliation treatment with the Micro-Buff Body Polish.
5. Apply European Rose Body Mud in an even layer to each part of the body, while quickly covering each area with plastic wrap. Cover client with a towel to keep warm.
6. Allow client to rest 15-20 minutes. This is an ideal time to incorporate an add-on face or foot massage.
7. Remove plastic wrap, removing as much mud as possible. Remove remaining mud with warm, moist towels. Cover exposed damp skin with a bath towel.
8. Perform a finishing treatment with True Balance Massage Gel.
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