Although coffee may be the standard go-to for a caffeine fix, tea drinkers know that there's another hidden gem for getting that jolt you crave. And, similar to coffee, this caffeine-rich ingredient has made its way into the skincare world, too. In fact, matcha green tea is now a top player in beauty products thanks to its rich stock of stimulating caffeine, soothing tea properties, and protective antioxidants.
One of the latest products we've spotted that taps into the wonders of matcha comes from a brand known for a combination of adorable packaging and quality performance: Winky Lux. And the newest product to join the Winky Lux family is practically tailor-made for the matcha drinker. The new Matcha Lip Balm ($14, Winky Lux) is crafted with green tea powder and food-grade vanilla and specifically targets dry, chapped lips a.k.a. our biggest skin woe at the moment.
Although caffeine-rich matcha green tea powder (which is central for stimulating collagen!) is the key component of the balm, other star players work to make this balm a serious healer. You've got superstar vitamin C to repair dry, damaged skin. In addition, there's a blend of coconut and avocado oils, which are ideal for soothing skin and strengthening its moisture barrier. Plus, coconut oil has natural antibacterial properties, so it keeps skin healthy all around.
Lastly, the new balm may look green, but fret not. It goes on clear. The only greens you get here are the ingredients packed inside! The new Matcha Lip Balm drops hot off the launch of another drink-inspired product from Winky Lux. Just last month, the brand dropped the Coffee Palette—a rich brown and neutral palette inspired by your fave java flavors.
You can shop the new Matcha Lip Balm for $14, as well as the brand's other adorable pill-shaped lippies right now at winkylux.com.
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