In the past several years, green tea has become a popular ingredient showing up in pretty much any product that we put on our face. Whether is foundations, CC creams, BB creams, primers, cleansers, serums, or in this case moisturizers, there is no denying its popularity and good-for-you skincare properties.
Green tea is a great antioxidant/antibacterial agent as well as an anti-inflammatory agent. It can treat acne, unclog pores, reduce puffiness and swelling, stimulate hair growth…it can even fight skin cancer by promoting DNA repair.
With so many green tea infused products on the market, you may be asking yourself “which one is right for me?”. Well, today we are here to help you get started. These are some of the best Green Tea moisturizers that the market has to offer.
The 18 Best Green Tea Moisturizers
1. Boscia Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer
Boscia’s Green Tea Moisturizer is a lightweight, antioxidant-rich, anti-aging cream specifically formulated for oily skin that can be used morning or night. It’s the key ingredient, Japanese Green Tea, which significantly reduces sebum production and inflammation.
Formulated with other ingredients such as Burdock Root, Marine Complex, Rosemary Leaf extract, and Jojoba Seed extract, this moisturizer can be used alone or under makeup. This product hydrates skin while controlling oil to keep shine at bay. It will also provide the skin with nourishing plant extracts, leaving it smooth and hydrated and reduce acne-causing bacteria.
A complex of algae extracts also prevents premature aging by repairing existing damage and protecting skin from new damage caused by environmental stress and UV rays.
2. Beauty Rx by Dr. Schultz Retinol Cream Moisturizer
Beauty Rx Retinol Cream Moisturizer is fragrance-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, and allergy and dermatologist tested for all skin types. Its potent formula stimulates collagen production and accelerates skin renewal.
Formulated with key ingredients like Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid, Green Tea, Shae Butter, and Vitamin E, this product gently exfoliates and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. It also works to visibly brighten skin by improving tone and clarity while providing lasting hydration.
3. Mario Badescu Oil-Free Moisturizer SPF 30
Mario Badescu’s Moisturizer is a lightweight, oil-free, broad-spectrum formula. This antioxidant-enriched product is formulated with Green Tea extract, Aloe Vera, and St. John’s Wort and contains anti-inflammatory properties that help to soothe the skin.
It protects the skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays and fights against free radical damage.
4. Proactiv Green Tea Moisturizer
Much like all other Proactiv products, this one is perfect for acne-prone skin. This lightweight, oil-free formula is rich in mineral and botanical extracts, including Green Tea EGCG.
Hyaluronic Acid acts as a moisture magnet to attract water to the skin. Proactiv Green Tea Moisturizer will hydrate without clogging pores while gently rejuvenation dull, tired-looking skin.
5. Cane & Austin Facial Moisture Cream
This luxurious, oil-free cream restores the skin’s balance by balancing its optimal level of hydration with 10 percent pharmaceutical-grade Glycolic Acid. Dual-action hydration and regenerative treatment cream, this product minimizes fine lines, brightens skin, and protects against free radical damage.
Suitable for all skin types, this moisturizer soothes and calms redness and inflammation while reducing acne scars, dark spots, pores while correcting hyper-pigmentation and effectively reversing sun damage. It is fragrance-free and non-comedogenic.
6. Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer
IMPORTANT: Due to the alpha/beta hydroxy fruit acids contained in this product, this moisturizer is NOT for SENSITIVE SKIN or ROSACEA.
Juice Beauty’s clinically proven formula combines a brightening and refining complex of certified organic juices, with a powerful antioxidant cocktail of alpha-lipoic acid, CO Q10, Vitamin C, peptides, and DMAE. This formula contains key ingredients like malic acid, organic apple juice, organic aloe leaf juice, and organic, and sustainably sourced shea butter. It also contains rich botanicals like primrose, linseed, and borage.
The product provides antioxidant-rich hydration while plumping the skin with plant-derived hyaluronic acid. It is an effective treatment for dark spots, discoloration, uneven skin tone, and texture as well as smoothing out fine lines.
This free radical fighting formula is cruelty-free and vegan friendly. It is free of parabens, petroleum, pesticides, propylene or butylene glycols, phthalates, sulfates, PEGs, TEA, DEA, GMO, silicones, gluten, artificial dyes, and synthetic fragrance.
7. Revision Skincare Intellishade Truphysical Tinted Moisturizer
Revision Skincare’s Intellishade Moisturizer is an anti-aging, tinted, daily moisturizer with 100 percent all mineral sunscreen in SPF 45. It corrects, conceals, brightens, hydrates evens skin tone, and improves the appearance of fine lines all while protecting the skin from UVA/UVB rays and contains a blend of 3 peptides.
Ideal for all skin types, this product restores the skin’s youthful appearance with a sheer mineral tint. Key ingredients in this formula include a blend of White Birch extract, yeast extract plankton extract as well as THD Ascorbate (Vitamin C in its most potent form), Squalane, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, glycerin, Boron Nitride, iron oxides, and zinc oxides.
8. Skin Medica Replenish Hydration Cream
Suitable for all skin types, this Chamomile scented cream hydrates, refreshes, and soothes skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and enhancing skin tone and texture.
This product contains antioxidants including Vitamin E, Superoxide Dismutase, and Green Tea Leaf extract.
9. Youth to the People Superfood Hyaluronic Acid Air-Whip Moisture Cream
This lightweight, air-whipped gel moisture cream instantly restores balance and conditions while plumping the skin. YTTP Superfood Moisture Cream is made with proprietary cold-pressed plant extracts that harness powerful antioxidants and phytonutrients from pure and effective ingredients.
This clean and 100 percent vegan formula is suitable for all skin types (especially combo/oily). Their product formula features hyaluronic acid, and a custom blend of superfoods kale, spinach, green tea, alfalfa, and Vitamins C, E, and K.It is free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, dimethicone, and mineral oil.
10. YEOUTH Retinol Cream Moisturizer
YEOUTH promotes this product as being great for all skin types and genders. This medical-grade cream significantly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, supports healthy collagen production for firmer, more youthful skin, and delivers intense hydrating benefits to the skin.
The cream does so by locking moisture into the skin’s barrier to restore water loss leaving the skin supple and smooth. It also helps protect and restore the appearance of damaged skin and contains retinol, hyaluronic acid, green tea, caffeine, and ginseng. The effects of this product are powerful but extremely gentle on the skin.
11. Tree to Tub Deep Hydration Cream
Tree to Tub Deep Hydration Cream is a vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, pH balanced, anti-aging moisturizer with an 8-hour moisture lock guarantee that is made with fair trade ingredients and is kind to the ecosystem. It is gentle for dry, oily, and sensitive skin, safe and non-comedogenic, and is dermatologist recommended.
Made from moisture-surge botanicals, this formula contains Vitamin C, organic aloe vera, ginseng, organic shea butter, organic rosewater, tea tree, Vitamin B5, Vitamin E, and organic green tea. This product heals and soothes angry skin, brightens and revives while nourishing and hydrating skin for a dewy radiant glow. It is free from irritants, harsh chemicals, sulfates, SLS, parabens, silicone, and DEA/MEA.
12. The Sage Witch by Spirit Nest Face Cream
The Sage Witch is a genuine anti-aging/anti-wrinkle facial moisturizer that harvests the best organic ingredients that nature has to offer in your skincare routine. Healthy and safe for all skin types and great for women men and teens, this vegan-friendly formula is lightweight and has a non-greasy texture. With its deep hydration and absorption, this cream improves skin’s firmness and clarity, keeping your complexion looking radiant and youthful.
13. Rhada Beauty Retinol Moisturizer
Rhada Beauty Retinol Moisturizer is an anti-aging/anti-wrinkle cream guaranteed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and crow’s feet while evening and brightening skin tone and treating hyperpigmentation. It also improves skin’s texture and overall appearance, increases firmness and elasticity while fading sun damage, acne, scars, and stretch marks.
This formula deeply moisturizes and strengthens skin cells against premature aging and environmental aggressors while healing, repairing, calming, and brightening to give skin an even tone and radiance. The cream can be used around the eye area to reduce dark circles and eye bags. This formula DOES NOT contain SPF and should be used at night because it could make the skin more sensitive to sun exposure.
What it does contain is 2.5 percent active retinol, Vitamin E, organic aloe vera, green tea, jojoba oil, and shea butter. This product will not cause breakouts, redness, or itchiness and will not clog pores, cause blackheads, pimples, or irritation.
14. Alba Botanica Hawaiian Aloe & Green Tea, Oil-Free Moisturizer
This Alba Botanica moisturizer minimizes the appearance of pores for a soft, smooth, and radiant complexion. The light cream is made with 100 percent vegetarian ingredients and is cruelty-free.
It is made with aloe, green tea antioxidants, and refining humectants that lightly replenish nutrients and moisture to the skin. This product does not contain parabens, phthalates, or a synthetic fragrance.
15. Bonajour Green Tea Water Bomb Moisturizer
This moisturizer is cruelty-free and contains 0 percent toxic chemical ingredients. Suitable for all skin types, this product does contain catechin and vitamin-enriched green tea to protect dry skin from aging and it also helps to emit residue to make skin healthy and appear more youthful.
It also contains various peptides to regenerate skin and support anti-aging, enhance moisture, elasticity, and skin protection. Free of parabens, phenoxyethanol, fragrance, artificial pigment, and silicone, this product promises up to 72 hours of hydration.
16. TONYMOLY The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream
The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream is an antioxidant-rich cream and is gel-based to provide intense hydration without being sticky or too heavy on the skin. Key ingredients include Pure Fermented Green Tea Extract that is naturally fermented with high anti-oxidant and moisturizing benefits to the skin (much higher than that of fresh green tea). This formula also includes lemon seed oil that is filled with antibacterial and antifungal properties and rosewood oil to soothe and revitalize.
TONYMOLY’s Chok Chok collection features a special fermented Korean green tea called “Chung Tae Jeon”. With over a thousand years of history, “Chung Tae Jeon”, is the world’s first naturally fermented green tea. It is done through sunlight for over a year and provides gentle yet intense moisture and hydration that lasts.
17. Garnier SkinActive 3-in-1 Face Moisturizer with Green Tea
This 3-in-1 face moisturizer is infused with green tea for oily skin and made with 96 percent naturally-derived ingredients. Made with green tea, this face moisturizer is 3 products in 1, a day moisturizer that mattifies, a night cream that hydrates, and a facial mask that nourishes and balances oily skin. A vegan formula for oily skin, this moisturizer is made without mineral oil, parabens, silicones, or dyes.
It is a fast-absorbing, non-greasy cream that hydrates skin as a daily moisturizer as well as a nourishing and restoring mask. This formula also hydrates while giving you shine-free, mattified skin in just one use.
18. Purlisse Matcha Green Tea 2-in-1 Primer & Anti-Aging Moisturizer
Safe for all skin types, Purlisse Matcha Green Tea Moisturizer is a multitasker. With a moisturizer and primer in one step, your skin will look brighter and your makeup will last longer. The lightweight formula provides a smooth and even base for your makeup.
Matcha Green Tea is rich in antioxidants and minerals that help to rejuvenate skin cells while White Tea and Vitamin E improve and stimulate skin cells to fight against premature aging. The lightweight formula provides a protective layer for the skin and helps retain moisture.
Their formula of powerful antioxidants will give you a boost of collagen to reduce fine lines and improve skin’s texture. Purlisse uses all-natural ingredients and restorative Asian botanicals formulated with sensitive skin in mind. This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and contains no parabens, petrochemicals, propylene glycol, or phthalates.
Joan S. Wilson is a lifelong makeup and skincare enthusiast. She used to work as a makeup artist for 5 years. Joan is always curious and wants to learn more when it comes to makeup and skincare. She tries her best to make other people’s skin health better. This is why Joan is so passionate about writing articles on beauty topics. She always looks for products that are high-quality, dermatologist-tested, and does that it says on the label. In every article, she shares her knowledge to make your life healthier and happier!