Organic certified extract from the plant leaf used for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Scientific research has shown how the positive effects of Green Tea are a result of the activity of polyphenols, also called tannins, these compounds are potent antioxidants. When applied topically as an addition to skin care and cosmetic creams and lotions, Green Tea Extract makes use of these same anti-oxidant properties to protect the skin from harmful effects of UV radiation and environmental stress and pollution. As such, it can help prevent skin cancer and combat premature aging and wrinkles. It is excellent for all skin types as a preventative treatment against free radicals. Studies have also shown that Green Tea reduces DHT in the scalp and is therefore helpful for certain forms of hair-loss.