With its health-purifying benefits, green tea has been revered for over 400 years in social and cultural activities in Japan most particularly in its traditional tea ceremonies.
But did you know that green tea also has beauty benefits? As part of their skin regimen, Japanese women use it on their skin and actually bathe in it. They believe the practice helps retain moisture and tighten pores.
With green tea a popular treatment around the world today, British brand Body Shop has taken the benefits of the ingredient further by creating a collection infused with real green tea leaves. Moreover, the famous brand handpicked the finest tea leaves grown in Japan’s Mount Fuji region to capture the most potent qualities of green tea.
“Our Fuji Green Tea is a bath and body range consists of the body butter, our all-time favorite, the new body sorbet, the body lotion, shower gel, a body scrub, and the eau de cologne, which has now become our hero product,” shared The Body Shop brand manager for Philippines, Danica Leung, at the product launch held at the Dusit Thani Manila in Makati City in April.
Leung further put the spotlight on the line’s eau de cologne. She said, “We are actually introducing the eau de cologne format for the Fuji Green Tea range. We did this because we want the perfume to be light so that it can be worn everyday it. The result is a rejuvenating and refreshing spray.”
Besides the eau de cologne, women can also detox and cleanse with the body scrub, which helps lift away dead skin cells and prepare for moisture. The exfoliating soap has real green tea leaves, while the Body Wash will leave skin feeling cleansed and revitalized.
When it comes to moisturizing the skin, choose from three sensational textures: the nourishing butter; the lightweight lotion; and the cool and fresh sorbet.