B. Walzel, A. Herrmann, U. Bätz, T. Shahzad, B. Senti, S. Bänziger
Good sleep is essential for our mental and physical health. Good sleep also makes our skin look more radiant and refreshed . Tea rituals are known to promote sleep. They help to relax and unwind, they create a mood of calm, and they facilitate sleep. Therefore, tea-inspired ingredients are a good starting point to create cosmetic night-care concepts, especially ingredients derived from herbal teas that are free of stimulating substances. Greek mountain tea (Sideritis scardica) has a long tradition as natural remedy to calm body and mind. This unprocessed, caffeine- free, herbal tea has been used for centuries as natural sleep support. But there is more to mountain tea: it contains protective and regenerative phytochemicals that help our skin to recover overnight. Here we present Mountain Tea Pro (from now on called “Mountain Tea Extract”), a natural extract of organic Sideritis scardica herb from a traceable source, that brings together the concept of tea-inspired beauty rituals and activity-proven benefits for skin. It is a perfect cosmetic ingredient to create relaxing night-care, mood-enhancing self-care, and beauty-sleep products.