The Matcha Craze Has Made It’s Way Into My Skincare … This is NOT a drill


We all know that green powder called matcha has a TON of health benefits. For some of us drinking matcha is a Starbucks ritual (I’m personally guilty of this), for others matcha is just a fancier version of green tea. Yet, however you feel about matcha, it doesn’t negate that it has some great benefits when ingested. It’s packed with antioxidants and may help promote a healthy heart, boost brain function or help protect the liver! But what about when you slather antioxidants onto your skin. What does it do then?

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So back to antioxidants, what do they do when you slather them on your skin? Antioxidants are often seen in skincare products because they help repair the skin. They reduce inflammation and help protect the skin’s surface from oxidative damage caused by the environment and free radicals. Using serum that has antioxidants in it before applying sunscreen is actually a GOOD thing.

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Peach & Lily: Matcha Pudding Antioxidant Cream ($40)

Peach & Lily, the Korean skincare brand, developed a moisturizer called the Matcha Pudding Antioxidant Cream. I’ll be honest the price is a bit steep for 50 mL/1.69 oz of product to me. However, there are a bunch of skincare moisturizers with the same product volume that go for a similar price. So, I want you all to know this isn’t out of the ordinary, but TO ME its a bit pricey.

With that being said Peach & Lily describe this product as a “delightful pudding texture that delivers deep hydration without sitting heavy on the skin”. This has been my experience. To me you don’t need a lot of product, it glides seamlessly across the face, and it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. However, I can’t say I have not used products that provide a similar experience.

What I will say is that this product doesn’t just contain matcha. It has a bunch of other heavy hitting ingredients like adenosine, niacinamide and pantheol. According to Peach & Lily, “the Matcha Pudding Antioxidant Cream drenches skin with antioxidants deep within skin and also creates a weightless, invisible antioxidant barrier to help fight off free radical damage at all layers of the skin.” This tells us that the moisturizer should be brightening, firming and moisturizing our skin.

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Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Cetearyl Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Sorbitan Stearate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Juniperus Communis Fruit Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Panthenol, Tocopherol, Adenosine, Allantoin, Betaine, Caramel, Chlorphenesin, Eriobotrya Japonica Leaf Extract, Glyceryl Olivate, Cetearyl Olivate, Hydrogenated Rapeseed Alcohol, Propanediol, Pantolactone, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Tromethamine, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sucrose, Mineral Salts, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Behenyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Stearic Acid, Sorbitan Olivate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Aniba Rosodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Oil

Would I purchase it again?

I have to be honest. I’ve been using this for about a month everyday and I’m not sure! The price is a bit steep to me and I haven’t felt like this product wowed me or did anything my other products didn’t do. But does this mean I will stop using this product? Nope, I mean after all it is $40. So, I’ll continue to use it and let you all know how my skin progresses!

Thanks for reading! Talk to you soon.

XOXO, Thandi

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