Centuries-old and loaded with anti-aging polyphenols, matcha joins whole, preserved lemon and ultra-calming and purifying jasmine rice to soothe irritation and reveal refreshed, younger-looking skin.
Matcha – Just like green tea, matcha has a proven history of topical benefits on skin. It’s been used medicinally for hundreds of years in Eastern cultures as a powerful antioxidant that was believed to remove impurities.
Preserved Lemon – While juice from lemons often gets the most attention for reducing the signs of sun exposure and age spots, the rind has astringent properties that can help regulate the buildup of sebum and impurities on the skins’ surface, leading to a brighter complexion and fewer blemishes.
Lemon juice, with its ultra-high concentration of vitamin C, is also known to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, helping skin remain toned and elastic.
Jasmine Rice – Eastern cultures have been using rice water to purify and tone the skin for thousands of years. Vitamins, minerals, and amino acids nourish and protect skin while cleansing and deeply soothing.
Rice water may also obstruct the functioning of elastase on your outermost layer of skin, which can reduce the enzymes’ ability to break down those precious lipids that make skin healthy and glowing. The starch content serves as a natural barrier against transdermal moisture loss, making rice water a time-tested, effective beauty elixir.