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Vitamin C is to green tea like jelly is to peanut butter. Would green tea and vitamin C still be just as wonderful for your skin alone? Yes, but when they’re used together they take your standard skin care sandwich of cleanse, tone, and moisturize is to the next level. Sold yet? Okay, let me try to convince you a little more. A study conducted at Purdue University in 2007 showed that green tea’s beneficial antioxidants have more bioavailability in acidic environments when digested. In short, put some lemon in your green tea ASAP. But also, consider using a serum rich in vitamin C after your green tea cleanser to lock in the anti-aging nutrients. The antioxidants in both green tea and vitamin C are your layups to brighter, tighter, and softer skin.

 Green Tea Cleansers


NEOGEN Green Tea Real Fresh Foam Cleanser

If you have sensitive skin and sensitivity to smells then scroll down further. The fermented fruit extract in this foam cleanser make it quite strong in scent and the high PH may make it drying, but the powerful antioxidants for the price make it a steal.

$19, (

NEOGEN Real Fresh Green Tea Cleansing Stick

This cleanser, on the other hand, is formulated to have a low PH making it extremely gentle for your skin. One of the main ingredients in this formula is coconut oil which makes the stick meltdown to a milky consistency when applied to the face. This is a gym bag or travel essential.

$22 (

The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Essence

This is my personal favorite green tea product which I use as a toner and mix with tea tree oil. This watery essence contains green tea that has been processed in one year of fermentation. It is light, absorbs quickly, and helps to even out your skin tone.

$27, (


Blithe Soothing & Healing Green Tea Splash Mask

Splash and pat into your face for quick absorption. If you haven’t heard about splash masks then I’m happy to introduce you to this product. It is highly suggested if you’re too lazy to add tea tree oil to your green tea toner because this formula includes both in concentrated levels. It’s your favorite sheet mask in liquid form making it the priciest on the list for thirty uses.

$45, (

Erborian Solid Cleansing Oil

If you hate makeup wipes but love makeup cleaners, then this is the cleanser for you. The primary ingredients are sunflower seed oil and coconut oil which melt away makeup like pros. The addition of green tea and chamomile help to make this formula a strong competitor to be one that maintains the bounce in your skin.

$39, (

Vitamin C Serums


Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum

This is a powerful cleanser that should only be used every other night. The vitamin C in the formula attacks hyperpigmentation to brighten your skin and the hyaluronic acid creates a moisture barrier to keep your skin supple.

$45 (

Urban Skin RX Super Brightening Serum

You can put this serum on for both morning and night which makes it an easy routine staple. This serum can also double as an eye serum applied to your eyelids for firming.

$58, (

Klairs Freshly Squeezed Vitamin C Serum

This serum has the lowest percentage of Vitamin C on the list, but it is still a strong cost-effective option. It will also help with acne scarring and more so help to prevent new scars.

$23 (


NEOGEN Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Lemon

Okay, so this isn’t a serum but it’s worth including on this list because it is a exfoliator that may as well be considered a toner and exfoliator in one. This product is immediately gratifying and provides smoother and brighter skin after one use. There are thirty exfoliating pads in one jar.

$27 (