Over the past few decades ancient Asian beauty remedies and treatments have made their way into modern Western beauty products and one of the most sought after ingredients is tea.
Tea has been used in Asian civilizations for it’s health and beauty benefits for thousands of years. It contains amazing antioxidant properties, fights free radicals, reduces acne plus the caffeine in it minimizes puffiness and tightens the skins appearance.
My most recent beauty OBSESSION is Fresh’s Black Tea Age Delay Collection.
The Collection was conceived when the co-founders of Fresh Lev & Alina, tried Kombucha, a fermented black tea blend whose recorded history traces back to 250 BC (during which people called it an Immortal Health Elixir). They noticed it gave them an immediate boost in energy levels. After researching the benefits of Black Tea for the skin Lev and Alina discovered it brought back luster to dull skin, firmed the complexion and works to re-energize cells and reinforce it’s structure.
Powered by Black Tea Ferment (Kombucha), one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants. there are four products that really stand out for me from the range: Black Tea Age Delay Instant Perfecting Mask, Black Tea Age Delay Firming Overnight Mask, Black Tea Age Delay Eye Concentrate and Black Tea Age Delay Cream.
I know right away what you are going to ask me “Why two masks?”
Here’s the deal. Each mask does something very different for the skin. The Instant Perfecting Mask is meant to be used in the day or before bed 2-3 times a week. I like to use it before getting ready for an event. It gives your skin a boost of hydration, an instant lift effect, improves skins texture and leaves skin looking supple. The Firming Overnight Mask is a deep treatment designed with a thicker texture to fully envelop your face and help to nourish, moisturize, and uplift skin while you sleep. It seals in moisture, delivers antioxidants and tightens. I have become a huge fan of overnight masks in the last year and this is one of the best I have tired.
The Age-Delay Eye Concentrate may be the greatest thing since sliced bread. Packed full of Japanese noni fruit (known for it’s ability to retain and increase moisture) and black tea, this powerful eye cream does it all. Reduces appearance of wrinkles and fines lines, reduces the appearance of dark circles, improves elasticity, hydrates and firms. The best way I can describe it is that it makes my eyes feel less tired. There is a cooling effect when you apply that is heavenly refreshing especially on a hot day and it absorbs almost right away so there is no interference when applying makeup. AMAZING!!!
Black Tea Age-Delay Cream is the ranges’ moisturizer and it does for the skin what the Eye Concentrate does for the eyes. So good it is perfect for daily use. The creamy light texture is ultra-hydrating yet absorbs quickly.
Pro Tip: Remember these are luxury beauty products you only need a small amount when you apply. Don’t waste your product by over-applying.
FRESH’s Black Tea Age Delay Collection is available at Neiman Marcus and NeimanMarcus.com