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Epigallocatechin Gallate

Also-called-like-this: EGCG
What-it-does: antioxidant, soothing


If EGCG does not tell you anything, green tea sure does. We have written about green tea in excruciating details, so if you wanna become an expert in the "green tea in skincare" topic,  click here and read it

So now you know that EGCG is the magic ingredient in green tea. It's the most active polyphenol that green tea owes most of its magic properties to. It's a fantastic antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticarcinogenic agent. Be happy, if you spot it on the ingredient list. 

Show me some proof

  • Carcinogenesis (2001) 22 (2): 287-294., Green tea polyphenol (–)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate treatment of human skin inhibits ultraviolet radiation-induced oxidative stress
  • Kim, Eunji, et al. "Skin protective effect of epigallocatechin gallate." International journal of molecular sciences 19.1 (2018): 173.
  • Proniuk, Stefan, Bianca M. Liederer, and James Blanchard. "Preformulation study of epigallocatechin gallate, a promising antioxidant for topical skin cancer prevention." Journal of pharmaceutical sciences 91.1 (2002): 111-116.
  • Frasheri, Lorenz, et al. "Great green tea ingredient? A narrative literature review on epigallocatechin gallate and its biophysical properties for topical use in dermatology." Phytotherapy Research 34.9 (2020): 2170-2179.
  • Lee, Jong Hee, Jin Ho Chung, and Kwang Hyun Cho. "The effects of epigallocatechin-3-gallate on extracellular matrix metabolism." Journal of dermatological science 40.3 (2005): 195-204.

Products with Epigallocatechin Gallate

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