I basically called my mom for help. Except when I say mom, I mean an esthetician.
I love tea. I love tea so much in
fact that it’s hard to explain just how much.
I mean I have a teacup tattoo…
I worked in a tea shop for two
years and, during that time, learned just about everything there is to know
about the world’s second most consumed beverage (bested only by water). I don’t
drink coffee (if you think I’m bubbly now, never give me coffee), but I
drink an average of 15 cups of tea a day. I currently own 72 different types of
tea (mostly 100g tins), and I’m still thirsty for more.
So, when I
came across Miyu,
a small Canadian company with four tea-centric
products, I got really excited.
Miyu is the tea-infused,
cruelty-free creation of Connie Tai, a small-town Canadian who moved to NYC and
found stress and city life made her skin freak out. In an effort to calm her
breakouts, she turned to tea, and so Miyu was born.
Beautifully packaged in
pearlescent pastels with hints of gold, Miyu includes two teas and two "beauty
essences," which are grouped into two “lifestyle pairings”: Hydrate Mi and De-Stress Mi.
Because the winter has been so hard on my skin (raise your hands if you’ve had
peeling skin and chapped lips for over a month) I opted for the hydration
Let’s start with the
“beauty essence.” A hybrid of toner and serum, this product comes in a pretty
little spray bottle and should be applied before moisturizer, or anytime during
the day afterwards if you’re feeling a little dry. It features a blend of
rose, wild pansy, goji and mangosteen, as well as Miyu’s three signature
ingredients: green tea, white peony, and pearl. Together, these ingredients
protect the skin from free radicals, boost hydration, and encourage even skin
tone an radiance.
I love spritzing my face with the
sweet, floral-scented mist, and I’ve found it really does balance my skin tone
and give me a much-needed moisture boost--definitely a product I’ll be adding
into my daily skincare regimen.
Now onto my favourite part: the
Miyu’s Hydrate Mi Beauty Tea is an organic green rooibos base, meaning
it’s naturally caffeine-free, high in antioxidants, full of electrolytes, and anti-inflammatory. It also contains nine types of
flavonoids that fight free radicals, helping to keep skin looking young and
Rose petals, snow pear essence, and candied pearls (!) are added to the
blend for taste, and goji berries up the antioxidant qualities and collagen
production (because they're so high in vitamin C).
Fruity and floral, this tea is delicious, and has been helping me wind down and hydrate before I go to
bed. Loosely packaged in pyramid tea bags to preserve flavour and optimize
health benefits, it is definitely a must for those with dry
skin as well those who love both beauty and tea!
you a tea fanatic? Any other tea-infused beauty I should know about?