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Green Tea Serum

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Powered by PenetrX, with proprietary vectorised green tea catechins (including EGCG) and a soothing peptide, in a skin-similar phospholipid base.

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Powered by PenetrX, with proprietary vectorised green tea catechins and EGCG in a skin-similar phospholipid base.   Green Tea catechins play a role in multiple skin indications. Apart from being a powerful anti-oxidant (approximately 50 ti...

Powered by PenetrX, with proprietary vectorised green tea catechins and EGCG in a skin-similar phospholipid base.


Green Tea catechins play a role in multiple skin indications. Apart from being a powerful anti-oxidant (approximately 50 times stronger than vitamin C or reseveratrol), they facilitate a number of DNA protection and repair functions.


Note that Green Tea Mask and Green Tea Serum are similar, except that the serum is more than double the concentration of catechins and is in a phospholipid base, designed as a leave-on product, to be layered with other OptoDerm serums and creams.


Key benefits:


Age Defying

The high concentration of catechins in Green Tea Mask deliver antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to the skin that can help to slow the aging process, maintain the vitality of the skin, and improve its natural tone and glow. Catechins not only decrease skin cell damage directly, by diminishing levels of free radicals, but also inhibit the release of several proteolytic enzymes, especially matrix metalloproteinase enzymes (MMP), that destroy the collagen and elastin in our skin.


Acne Management

    • EGCG displays apoptotic, sebosuppressive and anti-inflammatory effects on human sebocytes
    • EGCG displays antibacterial effects on the P. acnes bacteria
    • EGCG modulates AMPK–SREBP-1 and NF-kB/activator protein 1 (AP-1) signalling pathways, mediating the sebosuppressive and anti-inflammatory effects of EGCG respectively
    • EGCG induces cytotoxicity of SEB-1 sebocytes via apoptosis

EGCG improves acne and is well tolerated in a clinical trial setting.


Sun Protection 

Research has shown that green tea can reduce sun damage. This sun damage reduction is due to its ability to combat free radical damage, not by blocking ultraviolet radiation. It is not a replacement for sunscreen.


DNA Repair

it has the ability to repair DNA, protect against free radial damage, and boost the immune system.


Skin Disorders

Offering potent anti-inflammatory qualities, green tea can help to calm skin disorders such as rosacea and psoriasis.


Anti-Senescent Activity 

Cellular senescence means a state of irreversible growth arrest by which normal cells lose the ability to divide generally after about 50 cell divisions. Some cells become senescent after fewer replication cycles as a result of DNA double-strand breaks. This phenomenon, also known as replicative senescence, was first reported by Hayflick and Moorhead observing that normal human fibroblasts were able to enter a state of irreversible growth arrest after serial cultivation in vitro; meanwhile cancer cells did not enter this growth arrest state and proliferated indefinitely. Cellular senescence can be triggered by multiple mechanisms including telomere shortening, the epigenetic depression of the cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitor 2A locus, and DNA damage. A study by Chen et al showed that, overall, the condition of the skin of EGCG-treatment groups was improved, the whole structure of skin was better than control groups and the levels of oxidative stress and the expression of relate with EGFR proteins, was significantly higher than control group after EGCG treatment. These findings suggest that EGCG can resist senescence effectively and even reactivate and restore senescent cells.

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Green Tea Serum is concentrated, so shake before use and flush the pipette. Apply AM & PM, as required, after cleansing. A single drop goes a long way – we suggest a drop per cheek and chin and two drops on forehead and neck. Avoid direct eye contact. Allow the serum to absorb for a couple of minutes after application and then apply other creams as required. Works best when layered with OptoDerm Balance, Revive or Rejuvenate. If you are using together with other serums we suggest this serum is added last.

May be used together with all other OptoDerm serums.


Main Actives:

Green Tea catechins, including EGCG (epigallocatechin-2-gallate)
Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester

Ingredients: Aqua (water), Ethoxydiglycol, Green Tea Catechins, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Phosphatidylcholine, PEG-16 Macadamia Glycerides, Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, Butylene Glycol, Laureth-3, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum (and) Lecithin (and) Sclerotium Gum (and) Pullulan, Tocopherol Aceate, Phenoxyethanol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, EDTA, BHT, Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester


  1. Nicola Du Toit (verified owner)

    Green tea serum is my best seller. I am impressed by what speed this product works in the skin—reducing excess sebum production, inflammation in the skin and a fantastic antioxidant to protect the skin.

  2. Lindi Venter (verified owner)

    Nicola of Layers skin clinic recommended this to my daily routine as I have a very inflamatory skin, I use it along with the CBD day/night cream and it is soothing and soft.

  3. Yusra (verified owner)

    When I initially started with optoderm , my regimen was simple . oil based cleanser , oil control toner , day /night cream and Green tea serum (used day and night – day with sunscreen) . my initial concerns were acne breakouts , hydration , pigmentation. WHAT A WONDER PRODUCT. Not only did it treat my concerns it also brightened my overalll skin tone. It not a blemish treatment but does help to lighten them . the texture and smell of this product is a bonus

    with a background of teenage acne /adult acne and interests in aesthetics its a product that I truly recommend to most and has my thumbs up all the way

  4. Mulalo (verified owner)

    I used it together with the CBD day/night cream, the best.

  5. Ilse Venter (verified owner)

    I used this serum along with the CBD cream and it works wonderfully.

  6. Mulalo (verified owner)

    Can’t get over this product, one of the best.

  7. Melissa de Klerk (verified owner)

    What an amazing serum! I bought the 15ml just to try will definitely buy the 30ml next time. Highly recommended.

  8. Elizabeth Du Plessis (verified owner)

    Such and amazing anti inflammatory product. When using with LED skin glows so nicely.

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15ml, 30ml

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