Green Tea SNO (Sunflower Oil)
tea is a natural defender. Over exposure to environmental stressors, like UV
radiation, regularly leave our hair and skin susceptible to damage caused by
free radicals. It is imperative to protect the hair and skin from free radicals
with powerful antioxidants, such as those found in green tea. Green tea is
laden with defensive antioxidants that help fight the appearance of fine line
and wrinkles and help maintain healthy, shiny hair.
findings suggest that green tea has been consumed for over 5,000 years, while
other evidence suggests that natives of eastern Asia have been using the potent
antioxidant for more than 500,000 years! Traditionally, green tea has been used
in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines as a stimulant, diuretic and astringent.
Additionally, it has been observed as a means to regulate the body temperature
and blood sugar while promoting digestion and improving the mental process.
of green tea contain tea polyphenols (catechins): catchin, gallogatechin,
epicatechin, epigallocatechin, epicatechingallate and epigallocatechgallate
(EGCG). These polyphenols have antioxidant activity and function as
reactive-oxygen-species scavengers. Specifically, the polyphenols scavenge
hydroxyl and peroxyl radicals while inhibiting lipid peroxidation and the
oxidation of low-density lipoproteins. It is thought that these radicals
increase the risk of certain cancers and are partly responsible for the
physical appearance of aging. Catechins also have anti-inflammatory properties
that have been helpful for treating arthritis, gout, dermatosis, and other
inflammatory conditions. Efficacy studies have demonstrated that the
polyphenols found in green tea are beneficial in providing protection against
UVB-radiation. EGCG appears to have the greatest antioxidant activity and is
believed to be more potent that ascorbate and reduced-glutathione. The
polyphenols can also inhibit bacterial growth while acting as an astringent.
Green Tea SNO is a USDA-NOP Certified Organic product extracted
in sunflower oil. Intended for use in anhydrous formulations, Organic Green
Tea SNO can be incorporated into hair or skincare applications, including
hair serums and emulsions, to create an organic product line ideal for
promoting a radiant, youthful aesthetic.
Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
& Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
Suggested Use Levels:
Storage: Protected from direct
light and humidity at a temperature of 50°-77°F (10°-25°C)
Shelf life: 12 months, properly
stored, in sealed container.
This product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage
Green Tea: Camellia sinensis. University of Maryland Medical Center. 2002.
PDR Health: Green Tea Catechins
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extracts rich in catechin polyphenols. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 70 (6): 1040–5. PMID