You must have heard heaps and heaps of praises about green tea, right? But have you been hearing this name called red tea lately? In Ticktock videos, from Instagram skincare influencers, on Pinterest boards… Have you been wondering what is this red tea and what does red tea do for your body? If yes, then you have landed in the right place. Because here we are going to tell you all about this wonder plant called red tea, and its very beneficial red tea extract. If you are a skincare nut or just enjoy maintaining your overall wellbeing, then don’t miss this blog.
Natively called ‘Rooibos’ (pronounce: Roy-boss), this is a herbal tea that comes from the Aspalathus linearis shrub found mostly in South Africa. Its leaves are fermented to make red tea and red tea extract. Some people may also enjoy this as a daily tea instead of the usual black or green. As for the benefits, rooibos is immensely rich in antioxidants, which is what makes it such a wonder ingredient in skincare!
When red tea extract is squeezed out of red tea, you get a more concentrated form of its nutrients and benefits. This extract is then used in topical skincare products.
As a tea, rooibos has a delicate, nutty, and earthy flavor. Some even compare it to hibiscus tea. If you brew this tea, you may not need anything along as it has a neutral flavor. However, some honey or lemon may add to the taste.
Rooibos is rich in many essential vitamins and minerals:
- Alpha hydroxy acids
- Very high levels of Vitamin C
- Caffeine-free: Since red tea is caffeine-free, it can be consumed by anybody. By pregnant women, children, people allergic or sensitive to caffeine.
- Low on Tannins: Tannins are natural compounds that inhibit or interfere with the absorption of iron in our system. They are naturally occurring, and are found in black tea, green tea, red wine, etc. But they are very low in red tea.
- High in Antioxidants: High antioxidants are beneficial to the skin, as they help fight oxidation stress and keep the skin looking young. Red tea has these in abundance.
Benefits of Red Tea Extract
Helps Keep your Skin Looking Young
Red tea contains a large number of antioxidants, including aspalathin and quercetin, These help keep your skin looking young. Every day our skin undergoes oxidation process, and the free radicals released damage our skin. But antioxidants fight these free radicals and protect the skin from aging too fast. Antioxidants also help in tackling cell damage, and wear and tear of the skin.
Works on Skin’s Appearance
Topical application of rooibos tea may improve skin’s appearance, as well as work on reducing wrinkles. Many cosmetic brands and skincare products make use of red tea extract to work on fine lines, and soothe skin irritation. The zinc in red tea extract has also shown some potential in treating skin conditions like acne, eczema, etc.
Helps in Weight Management
Red tea is absolutely calorie-free. This makes it a good choice for your daily beverage to replace coffees, teas and sweet drinks. This helps in controlling weight. Rooibos is also known to increase leptin, a hormone that helps our body regulate food intake. This hormone sends a signal to our brain that our body has consumed enough food. Red tea also stops the formation of newer fat cells and speeds up metabolism.
Helps Diabetes Management
Red tea may help control diabetes and blood sugar levels. This helps reduce the risk of added complications. The antioxidant named aspalathin found in red tea may have potential anti-diabetic properties. It also helps patients deal with the risk of vascular inflammation and heart disease.
Other Sundry Benefits:
Drinking or applying red tea may help you treat:
- Digestive problems
- Poor appetite
- Mental Health problems
A lot of anti-aging skincare products like night creams, masks, serums, etc use the benefits of red tea extract. At Savarnas Mantra, we have a wonderful anti-aging serum that is made from the goodness of this red tea extract. If you wish to reap the prowess of red tea extract for your skin then this is just the product to start.
Savarnas Mantra® Natural Red Tea Anti-Oxidant Serum
We at Savarnas Mantra understand the amazing benefits of red tea extract and its strong anti-aging properties. That is why we make this revolutionary skin vitalizing product — the Natural Red Tea Anti-Oxidant Serum. This serum has an age-defying formula and delivers antioxidants to nourish your skin. These antioxidants help fight free radicals and push the aging process. We have also enriched this serum with hyaluronic acid, so that your skin gets its fair share of hydration.
- This serum works on wrinkles and fine lines.
- It helps in nourishing and moisturizing aging/mature skin.
- It has many antioxidants that help smoothen your skin.