Green tea offers a number of benefits that have a positive effect on the body, inside and out. Green tea is used to treat impaired immune function, treat rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular diseases, helps stop Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, helps treat and prevent cancer, helps treat multiple sclerosis, improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol, and it may inhibit the growth of certain cancer cells. Drinking green tea regularly may also:
•Prevent tooth decay by killing the bacteria that causes the dental plaque
•Raise the metabolism and increase fat oxidation
•Reduce the level of cholesterol in blood
•Reduce the risk of esophageal cancer
•Reduce the risk of heart diseases and heart attacks
While green tea has many positive effects on the body, its use is also a powerful preventative method for the body’s largest organ – the skin. In addition to helping prevent conditions from acne to skin cancer, green tea is a powerful moisturizer and blemish reducer. In fact, recent studies show that when applied in cream or gel form to the skin, green tea helps lighten dark spots and improves overall complexion.
Green tea neutralizes UV light, fights free radicals, rejuvenates skin cells, fights inflammation, and it even treats psoriasis and dandruff. In order for green tea to work on skin, the moisturizer must contain ample amounts of this awesome anti-oxidant. If the green tea moisturizer has been over-processed, the benefits to skin will be minimal at best. Stick to natural and organic products that have not been tested on animals. Cruelty-free, vegetarian and vegan moisturizers that contain green tea are typically the best choices.
Aubrey Organics sells cruelty free all natural and organic cosmetics, skin care and fragrances. Aubrey Organics contain a wide variety of herbal plant extracts and natural vitamins. Aubrey products do not contain paraben (preservative that is believed to affect estrogen activity, preservatives, petrochemicals, artificial colors or fragrances of any kind. All Aubrey Organics products are handcrafted in small batches of 50 gallons or less for greater quality control. The company does not allow its products to sit on warehouse shelves. Products are shipped directly from the manufacturing plant after production. You will not find any ingredients in Aubrey Organics products that do not come from nature.
Aubrey Organics can be purchased directly from the company by visiting the official Aubrey Organics website, www.aubrey-organics.com. Aubrey Organics products can also be purchased at Whole Foods, fine health food stores and salons. Use the sites store locator to find a store near you.
Alba Botanica, founded in 1989, is a member of the Avalon Organics family. Avalon Organics, formerly “Avalon Natural Products,” creates pure bath and body care products without compromising the health and safety of animals or the environment. The company is inspired by organic agriculture and the ongoing cause of sustainability. Avalon Organics uses only 100% vegetarian ingredients and it rejects all animal testing.
Avalon Organics’ commitment to animals and the environment carries over to all of its product lines. Alba Botanica products are enriched with signature ingredients, herbal extracts, botanical oils and plant proteins, without sacrifice to animals or the environment. Alba Botanica, Avalon Organics, and its other family member, Un-petroleum, are proud signers of The Compact for Safe Cosmetics, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to confront the personal care products industry in order to help phase out the use of chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects and other serious health concerns, and replace them with healthier alternatives.
Alba Botanica skin care products can be purchased at Whole Foods, Wild Oats, Trader Joe’s, Bread and Circus, Central Market, Chamberlains, Fresh Fields, Mrs. Greens or select GNC stores, as well as leading independent, natural food retailers. Alba products can also be purchased online at the official Alba Botanica website at www.albabotanica.com, or you may also purchase by phone at Natural Products Shopping 1-877-263-9456 (toll-free), Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 5:00 (CST).
Alba Botanica products are available through various distributors around the world in Canada, Mexico, European Union, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Switzerland and Taiwan.