Black Tea Extract

  • Often called a 'natural alternative to sunscreen'.
  • Black tea absorbs UVB (enhancing the SPF of sunumbra®) but not all UVA rays so its primary function is to reduce burning.

The extract's protective qualities are:

  • prevention of skin damage and sunburn by absorbing UVB rays
  • repairing of UV induced damage to the skin cells

This twofold capability is not provided by conventional chemical sunscreens that only block the UVB rays by absorption.

  • In addition black tea extract has no known toxicological side effects.
  • Its skin repair properties are due to its antioxidant components.
  • A large body of scientific literature indicates that black tea extract helps repair UV induced skin damage by repairing DNA damage inside the skin cells.