Oh dear! Confusion on the horizon!
TEA is an abbreviation that is often used for the word triethanolamine! (as one can see the tea is in all caps!)
When one sees this on a cosmetics label -this is not the good kind of tea! It is a chemical additive found in cosmetics like sunscreens, lotions, moisturizers, foundations and haircolors! TEA is also used as a fragrance ingredient.
This is a known carcinogen and can be toxic to skin, respiratory systems, and immune systems.
Please do however, use cosmetics that contain real tea.
Be an informed consumer and always read labels-there is very loose or hardly nonexistant regulations on the cosmetic industry!
Look for organic cosmetics there you will likely find products that contain real tea (no caps!)
Edited by mary-tea1 (11/10/11 10:10 PM)