A-Z of Japanese Beauty. G is for Green Tea.


Green Tea- unfermented (or unoxidized) tea leaves that produce a pale green bitter tea. Green tea has powerful healing benefits for the skin, in particular detoxification and anti-aging.


Green tea has been used as a heath and beauty remedy in Japan for centuries, and the health and skin care benefits of drinking green tea are now known world-wide. Over the past few years, scientific research has identified that the polyphenols, found in high quantities in green tea, are the active ingredients that possess antioxidant and skin-soothing properties.

So we all know that we should be drinking green tea, but it has also been found that green tea works just as effectively as a skin care ingredient. So, why up your green tea intake by adding some green tea to your skin care routine.

Here are three great Japanese skin care products that contain green tea.



Makanai Green Tea Bath ¥648 (contains 2 sachets)

Bathing with green tea is very popular in Japan, as the tannin in the tea tightens pores and helps the skin retain moisture. These clever green tea bath sachet from Makanai are easy to use and keep the bath free of any mess. The perfect way to treat your skin while you relax, definitely one for your next at home beauty treatment.



Lululun Kyoto Exclusive Green Tea Face Mask

Popular sheet mask brand Lululun, have developed a green tea sheet mask that is exclusively available in Kyoto (you can find them everywhere at Kyoto station). The uji tea found in the Kyoto region is the prized ingredient of these mask, providing anti-aging and detoxifying benefits. For added skin care benefits, these Kyoto exclusive masks also include sakura leaf extract, pro-vitamin B5, vitamin c and hyaluronic acid. With all these great skincare ingredients it is guaranteed that your skin will be glowing afterwards!



Green Tea Deep Cleansing ¥1,728

This rich green tea deep cleanser is contains uji tea from Kyoto, a powerful anti-oxidant and detoxifier, as well as AHA, konnyaku scrub and baking soda for an extremely effective deep cleanser that removes all traces of makeup and other impurities, so there is no need to double cleanse.


Where can you buy these products in Tokyo?

Makanai– Makanai stores– Tokyu Plaza Marunouchi, Tokyo Sky Tree, Nihonbashi, Haneda and Narita Airports.

Lululun– This particular product is only available in Kyoto at drugstores and souvenir shops at Kyoto station.

Green Tea Deep Cleansing– Ainz & Tulpe, Plaza and  @cosme


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