Ingredient Highlight: Multi-Tasking Matcha

oh my bod! sunscreen ingredient highlight matcha

Over here at Everyday, we’re mad about matcha. We’re sure you’ve heard about all its health benefits from drinking it -- it’s packed with antioxidants, helps boost metabolism, burns calories, detoxifies… the list goes on! But it’s not only amazing for your body (internally!) Matcha is a great ingredient for your skin as well, which is why it’s a key ingredient in our Oh my Bod! sunscreen. Read on for a list of some of matcha’s superpowers.

1. It’s chock-full of antioxidants.

Matcha as a skincare product can help protect against free radicals and UV radiation -- so say bye to the negative effects of pollution, sun, wind and other environmental effects. Matcha’s high content of the EGCG antioxidant helps slow skin cell degeneration, improving your skin’s tightness and fights against aging. It also contains catechins that help trap free radicals (and wards off signs of aging!)

2. Helps detoxify!

Right before matcha is harvested, it spends its last few weeks covered from the sun. This ups its chlorophyll content (giving matcha its bright green color), which helps detoxify. Not only that, but it fights free radicals that damage cells.

3. Anti-inflammatory.

Matcha contains vitamins A, C, iron, potassium, protein and calcium. These components help cleanse, and makes matcha a great anti-blemish and anti-rosacea product.

So what are you waiting for? Matcha is a centuries-old ingredient that’s potent, effective, and best of all -- natural!