What is this hot cup of azure beauty, you may ask? Move over matcha, there’s another tea in town!
An amazing herbal wonder from east asia, the internal and external health benefits of Butterfly Pea flower, far outweighs its beauty.
Butterfly pea flower tea is believed to have several health benefits, including its ability to improve cognitive function, reduce inflammation, promote healthy skin, and aid in digestion and weight loss. It also has antioxidant properties and can potentially help regulate blood sugar levels. Blue tea also protects the body from environmental pollutants and is beneficial for preserving hair and skin health since it is a high source of potent antioxidants, catechins, and flavonoids. In addition, blue tea encourages the creation of collagen, which keeps skin supple and delays ageing.
Used topically, Butterfly pea flower is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to protect and soothe the skin. It helps to improve skin elasticity and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These indigo flowers contain anthocyanin, epigallocatechin gallate (one of the main catechins found in green tea), p-Coumaric acid, quercetin and other valuable antioxidants that have research backed skin benefits. Butterfly pea flower helps maintain healthy collagen levels by reducing the activity of collagenase (the enzyme that breaks down collagen). Collagen is the main protein that contributes to skin suppleness, while elastin is the main protein that contributes to elasticity. Another amazing benefit is that it has shown to increase skin hydration by as much as 70% within an hour of application. It contains compounds that form a hydrogen bond with the water in our skin, which slows down transepidermal water loss.
This is why it is one of the key ingredients in Lagoon, our hydrating beauty balm! As well as all the skin loving benefits, it's one of the ingredients that gives the balm its beautiful blue colour. If you haven’t tried Lagoon yet, head to the website to order yours today!