Cosmetics

One, Two, Three, MATCHA!

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Green is my favorite color and matcha is my guilty pleasure.  Matcha is what you get when you grind green tea leaves into their powdered form. Sounds simple, right? Milling matcha has been a common practice in Japanese culture and today its one of the hottest topics in the westernized beauty world.

First of all, the real magic in matcha can be attributed to its presence of chlorophyl. Matcha may have nothing to do with photosynthesis but it has everything to do with detoxifying the skin.

It’s great for protecting the skin from impurities, eliminating free radicals and decreasing the production of sebum. Sebum describes the accumulation of oil on the surface of the skin, which makes it possible for acne to appear. It is also high in antioxidants which are good for evening skin tones and increasing skin elasticity.

A couple of my favorite matcha products are the Matcha Cleanser by Milk Makeup (check out the matcha toner as well) and the MATCHA Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask by Boscia.

Firstly, I adore Milk Makeup as a brand because their products are so innovative and easy to use! Needless to say, their Matcha Cleanser stick is nothing short of that. I apply this cleanser to my face almost every day because I love the way it exfoliates my skin  (microbead-free) and that it allows me to be hands-free. When getting up for work each morning I try to aim for simplicity. This matcha cleanser stick lets me do that!

Secondly, I am obsessed with Boscia’s Antioxidant Mask. The consistency of the product feels fantastic when blending it into my skin. Also it leaves me feeling invigorated~ This mask is known to be a de-stresser and I can personally attest to that as devout user. I have tried many masks but this is definitely one of my favorites right now. I use it a couple times a week.

Good skin comes naturally and that is why matcha is such a hot commodity. This is the real deal.

 

Kaci Gregory is a recent graduate from Muhlenberg College with a double major in Media & Communications and French & Francophone studies. Because of her interest in women's studies, diversity and her passion for cosmetics and fashion, she founded the blog "She's Debonnaire." Her objective is to facilitate dialogue among women on issues related to gender, race, culture, and sexuality and how they impact perceptions of beauty.

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