Ophir’s skin care products deliver the natural therapeutic benefits of Camellia sinensis Ceylon teas from Sri Lanka, an island renowned for the fine quality of its tea and a rich and ancient botanical heritage.
Tea drinking cultures around the world have long relied on the therapeutic benefits of bringing tea into one’s daily rituals. Our products connect you directly to this ancient, proven wisdom.
High concentrations of powerful antioxidants known as polyphenols and flavinoids in Ceylon tea offer potent anti-aging benefits, nurturing while shielding the skin from the harsh environmental exposure of everyday life.
Oxidation is part of normal metabolic functioning and is important to general health. However, the process of oxidation releases free radicals, which can damage healthy cells.
Free radicals occur in greater concentration after skin’s exposure to UVA and UVB rays, pollution, or when the skin experiences minor trauma. We are more vulnerable to the harmful effects of free radicals when stressed, when we smoke, eat poorly or suffer from fatigue.
Polyphenolic antioxidants are found in many foods and natural ingredients, including tea, and bring health benefits by neutralising free radicals.
While internal consumption of foods and beverages rich in polyphenols and flavonoids are the best way to take advantage of nature’s antioxidant protection, there is a good case for the benefits of topical application of antioxidants, which may also provide protection when applied to the skin.
Consider why we apply lemon juice to peeled or sliced fruits and vegetables (sliced bananas, cut mushrooms or avocados). Left without the protection of the citrus juice, many fruits or vegetables will quickly turn brown as they oxidise. The antioxidant lemon juice (rich in vitamin C) slows this process.
Applying antioxidants to the skin has a similar effect. The 100% natural formulations of Ophir’s tea-based spa and body care products are easily absorbed into skin, allowing the antioxidant-rich tea-based formulations to nourish and strengthen the skin while improving tone and clarity.
Ophir’s products offer the anti-aging benefits of Ceylon teas, the rejuvenating, uplifting qualities of fine essential oils and the powerful botanical healing of the finest natural spices and herbs of Sri Lanka.