Yerba Mate Benefits for Skin

I’ve been drinking Yerba Mate tea and for three months using Yerba Mate eye cream. In this article I’ll share the Yerba Mate Benefits for skin and what I experienced.

What is Yerba Mate?

Yerba mate is made from the leaves of the plant from South America, Ilex paraguariensis.

It is a popular tea in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. They believe they receive many health benefits by drinking yerba mate regularly. Including lower blood pressure and weight loss.

Yerba Mate Skin Benefits

In Summary the benefits of yerba mate for skin are…

  1. Increases Blood Flow Around Eyes
  2. Reduces Puffiness around the eyes and other areas.
  3. Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
  4. Adds moisture to under the eye area
  5. Increases skin elasticity and Firmness

How You Can Use Yerba Mate For It’s Skin Benefits

The most common usage is to drink yerba mate in tea form. Traditionally people drink it from a small gourd with a special drinking straw.

In recent years people have also being using it as a topical skincare cream. More and more beauty products are including this in their ingredients. Especially in eye cream.

This is the cream I have been using, it contains yerba mate extract and other beneficial compounds…

The Eye Gel I have Been Using

After a few days of using it I did notice the skin around my eyes looked clearer. It absorbs quickly so you do not have to deal with shiny residue.

Vitamins and Nutrients in Yerba Mate That Benefit Your Skin

Yerba mate has an impressive array of vitamins and nutrients that are beneficial for overall health and skin. These include…

Vitamin A:  Reduces fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production.

Vitamin B1: Is an antioxidant that prevents skin damage.

Polyphenols: Help regenerate cells and is an antioxidant that guards against skin damage.

Vitamin B2: is an important vitamin that helps heal wounds as well as preventing certain skin conditions like eczema.

Fatty Acids: Yerba Mate contains linoleic acid (LA) and alpha linolenic acids (ALA) which are fatty acids that help maintain moisture in the skin when applied topically.

Vitamin C: Helps produce collagen and protects against the damaging elements of the sun.

Caffeine: When applied topically it stimulates blood flow, especially around the eyes.

Chlorophyll: Is a powerful antioxidant that helps wound healing and protects against sun exposure.


You can enjoy the skin benefits by drinking yerba mate as Yerba mate tea, this will also give you many of it’s other health benefits. Including weight loss, regulate blood sugar levels and boosting your immune system.

However, some of the skin benefits will only come if you apply it topically, especially if you want to target specific areas, like around the eyes. Look for products that contain yerba mate extract from yerba mate leaves.