The vegan, Swiss-made KOSHO Matcha Effective Cosmetics are the first to be based on a unique extract of organic, Japanese matcha green tea with highest levels of antioxidants (100x more potent than Vitamin C) for ultimate skin-rejuvenation results! Rediscover the indulgent KOSHO Matcha Effective skincare ritual...
Q: What Makes KOSHO Matcha Effective Unique?
The entire KOSHO Matcha Effective skincare range is based on a unique extract of organic, Japanese matcha green tea.
Matcha green tea has the highest amount of antioxidants compared to any other plants. KOSHO's organic matcha extract is characterised by its high content of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).
This polyphenol is considered an antioxidant 100 times more potent than vitamin C.
This means KOSHO's unique organic matcha extract has far greater skin-rejuvenating potential than vitamin C.
KOSHO Matcha Effective Cosmetics are made in Switzerland using vegan ingredients, free of parabens, PEGs, silicones, mineral oils and other critical chemical substances.
The KOSHO Matcha Effective Ritual
Step 1: Brew & Rejuvenate From The Inside Out
Begin each morning with a balancing and rejuvenating cup of KOSHO Byuti Organic Matcha Tea. Apart from being proven to naturally:
- Support immunity
- Increase (calm) energy &
- Boost metabolism
Matcha green tea has been proven to have the highest antioxidant rating of all superfoods. According to The ORAC test (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity), which measures the antioxidant levels in foods, matcha green tea measures 1384 units per gram. For context, that’s:
- 13x the antioxidants of pomegranates,
- 15x the antioxidants of blueberries, and
- 125x that of spinach.
Furthermore, Matcha is very high in catechin antioxidants. Its most powerful catechin is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), shown to reduce inflammation, fight free radicals, and prevent a whole range of chronic diseases.
Combine half a teaspoon of the matcha powder with 80ml of water (not boiling – just 80 Degrees Celsius!) in a bowl. Whisk until frothy using the special bamboo whisk. As KOSHO Byuti Organic Matcha Tea also stimulates the skin's micro-circulation, ideally you drink it 15 minutes prior to the application of your KOSHO cosmetics for optimal ingredient absorption.
Step 2: Cleanse & Balance
KOSHO Creamy Cleansing Mousse is a delight for the skin. Thanks to its plant-based surfactants, this feather light cleansing mousse cleanses skin thoroughly yet gently. Rosemary and poplar bud extracts balance skin prone to oiliness or dryness, as well as minimising the appearance of pores. Of course KOSHO Creamy Cleansing Mousse also includes KOSHO's unique, organic matcha extract for anti-ageing benefits.
Step 4 (Once A Week): Exfoliate & Glow
Did you know that applying skincare to freshly exfoliated skin allows the ingredients to absorb up to 70% better? This is an excellent reason to add a gentle exfoliation – suitable even for sensitive skin – like KOSHO Multi-Effect Peeling to your skincare routine once a week. The unique oil-gel containing micro-particles of biodegradable bamboo and rice gently polish skin, improving skin's radiance by stimulating the micro-circulation and unclogging pores. KOSHO Multi-Effect Peeling leaves skin feeling velvety smooth and hydrated thanks to its precious oil-gel formula and ready for the next step...
1-2 times a week, apply a little of the KOSHO Multi-Effect Peeling gel onto cleansed, dry skin and massage gently with your finger tips, avoiding the area around the eyes.
(If you have sensitive skin: skip this step & rinse off directly) Moisten your face with some water and continue massaging while the peeling gel turns into a nurturing cream that indulges your skin with moisture while gently exfoliating.
Finally rinse your face with lukewarm water and gently pat dry with a clean towel.
Step 5: Spritz & Refresh
Now this step is by no means essential, however – like exfoliation – KOSHO Smart Matcha Face Spray will help you get the best results from your other skincare. The reason being, that skin-smoothing and -plumping skincare ingredients such as hyaluronic acid (as in the KOSHO Full Hydration Serum or even Biotulin Supreme Skin Gel), require moisture to draw into the skin. Therefore misting the face with KOSHO Smart Matcha Face Spray will ensure there is plenty of moisture to plumpen and smoothen skin. Think of your skin as a dry sponge vs a moist sponge. A dry sponge does not absorb moisture as well as a moist sponge. Similarly dry skin cannot absorb moisture and your skincare ingredients as well as moist skin.
Once you've tried this divine smelling facial mist, it's a step you won't want to miss as part of your daily KOSHO skincare ritual! Thanks to microalgae extract, lime and bamboo hydrolates it refreshes the skin and the senses. The contained organic matcha extract also boasts highest levels of antioxidants, as well as natural UV protection (equivalent to SPF15).
Step 6: Smoothen, Plumpen & Brighten
The KOSHO Full Hydration Serum is the "hero" product of the KOSHO Matcha Effective Cosmetics, boasting the highest concentration of the unique, skin-rejuvenating matcha extract. Organic matcha extract protects against oxidative-stress, environmental factors and ageing. Four types of hyaluronic acid provide deep skin hydration and plumping to different layers of the skin. Prickly Pear Extract replenishes and hydrates the skin, while Schisandra/ Magnolia Berry Extract reduces redness for a more even skin tone.
A thin layer of KOSHO Full Hydration Serum should be gently massaged into cleansed/toned skin of the entire face and neck area, morning and evenings.
Follow up with a moisturiser and UV-protection during the day.
Step 7: Lift & Brighten Eye Area
KOSHO Eye Lifting Serum nourishes and acts within the deeper layers of the skin. Plant extracts from red algae, paracress, and of course the unique, organic matcha immediately brighten the eye area for a fresher look, as well as having a threefold effect:
- reducing the micro-muscle contractions for a visibly smoother eye area
- reducing the formation of fine lines longterm
- providing the skin with important antioxidants to protect against cell damage.
Precious tsubaki oil from the Japanese camellia is rich in omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids and also moisturises the delicate eye area. Skin immediately becomes visibly firmer and smoother.
Step 8: Smoothen & Protect
A serum always requires a moisturiser over top. This is as the serum is formulated to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin, while a moisturiser remains in the top layers and is formulated to create a protective layer on the skin. Two creams are part of the KOSHO Matcha Effective skincare ritual: KOSHO Smart Protection Cream (day cream) and KOSHO Deep Regeneration Cream (night cream or for drier skin). Both feature the organic, skin-rejuvenating matcha extract, as well as Japanese Crocus Extract to stimulate collagen and elastin production.
KOSHO Smart Protection Cream does not use conventional (chemical or mineral) UV-filters, but a natural substance that is formed by bacteria in nature, called Ectoin. While the natural sun protection cannot be classified with the usual sun protection factors (SPF) it would be equivalent to approximately SPF15. The unique, organic matcha extract also naturally protects skin from UV- and light-induced skin ageing. Japanese Crocus Extract strengthens the skin, restoring its natural protection barrier. Collagen and elastin production is activated for smoother, plumper, nourished skin.