butterfly pea flower for skin

The First Butterfly Pea Flower Skin Balm

Blue Butterfly Balm - the first butterfly pea flower balm for skin. Sonya Dakar’s new, omni-seasonal (you heard it hear first!) skin comforting and hydration balm is the product to keep in your bag 365 days a year. The deeply-nourishing butterfly pea skin balm has countless uses. Let’s dive in!

Over 2 years in development, and tested extensively at the SONYA DAKAR SKIN CLINIC, the Blue Butterfly Balm harnesses a blend of 20 powerful botanicals to create a luxuriously rich balm that melts into your skin, activating its calming aroma and skin-soothing properties. This intensely hydrating, hard-working formula is a savior for all skin types, all year long.

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What makes Blue Butterfly Balm different from other skin soothing salves?

In addition to the 20 active botanicals, the balm’s star and namesake ingredient, Blue Butterfly Pea flower, is making its skincare debut. Blue Butterfly (derived from the Butterfly Pea plant) has been used in Asian medicine for hundreds of years and is well-known for its powerful anti-oxidant properties. But, Sonya Dakar is the first to utilize the Blue Butterfly Pea flower for skin in a modern skincare formula.

“I had so many clients complaining about chronic irritation and dehydration with no viable, natural solution. They were using either heavy ointments that caused breakouts, or hydrocortisone, which isn’t a long-term solution. When we learned about the incredible healing benefits of Blue Butterfly, I knew we’d found a solution for their complaints,” she says.

In addition to fighting off free-radicals and neutralizing the damaging effects of UV exposure and pollution, Blue Butterfly’s Pea Flower benefits also include:

• Improves the skin’s barrier function, keeping moisture in and irritants out
• Is anti-inflammatory and visibly reduces redness and irritation
• Is anti-microbial and wards against infection
• Contains anthocyanins, which reduce MMP production (MMPs are enzymes that break down collagen)

Super cast of Super-Antioxidants. While the Blue Butterfly Pea flower is the star of this show, there are numerous super- antioxidants that offer protection and relief including Baobab Oil, Rosehip Oil, Rosemary Oil, Vitamin E, Macadamia Oil, Blue Tansy, Cupuacu Butter, Shea Butter, Marula Oil, and Meadowfoam.

butterfly pea flower skin careIdeal for All Skin Types, Ages and Seasons. The use of Blue Butterfly Pea flower for a skin care product is an industry first. This exotic ingredient has countless benefits for skin, no matter what type of skin or climate you live.

Deep and enduring hydration. Thanks to a combination of rich and nourishing oils including kalahari melon Oil, Mango Butter, Coconut Oil, Jojoba, rosehip oil and Shea Butter, Blue Butterfly Balm infuses and seals the skin with a generous dose of rich moisture, protecting the skin’s lipid barrier from extreme cold or dry weather. Think of it as a down weatherproof jacket for your face. Blue Butterfly Balm creates a cozy barrier to protect your skin.

Post-sun care. Far from being a winteronly product, the Blue Butterfly Balm is the perfect post-sun recovery balm. Not only does it nourish your depleted skin with essential Omega 3 and vitamin C, it also visibly reduces redness and inflammation due to its high concentration of naturally occurring flavonoids.

Fast-acting redness reduction. In combination with Blue Butterfly, Blue Tansy and Baobab Oil (rich in omega fatty acids) will visibly soothe red and irritated skin.

Healing and repairing. The two Blues (Butterfly and Tansy) work in conjunction with Flax Seed Oil, Kalahari Melon, and Evening Primrose to accelerate healing and repairing of damaged skin. These ingredients also help deter scarring.

Diminished signs of aging. With over 20 super-active botanical ingredients, Blue Butterfly Balm is a must-have for those looking to ease signs of aging and fine lines. The wonderfully potent Rosehip extract evens skin tone while Macadamia Oil, Frankincense Oil, Cupuacu Butter and Mango Butter plump and smooth to minimize fine lines. Nourishing oils such as and Flaxseed Oil, Kalahari Melon Oil, and Evening Primrose Oil are rich in omega fatty acids and help rejuvenate and brighten the skin.

Repair of flakey skin from a peels or retinoids. Aggressive products containing acids or high levels or retinoic acid (think retinol) have an adverse effect on skin causing persistent flakiness. Your daily hydrator may lack the emollience to give adequate relief in these situations. Due to its thicker consistency rich texture, The Blue Butterfly Balm instantly smooths and soothes flakey skin.

Bring a glow to dry and dull skin. Blue Butterfly Balm is an excellent overnight hydrating treatment. Slather it on before bed—and wake to glowing, dewy skin.

How do I incorporate Blue Butterfly Balm into my skin care routine?

AM & PM: We recommend melting a small amount of balm in your hands and applying immediately after cleansing. Focus on dry, rough or irritated areas. And don't skip the eye area and lips!

How do I use Blue Butterfly Balm with other moisturizers or oils?

Blue Butterfly Balm provides superb hydration and healing, though it is not a substitute for moisturizers or face oils. It should be used as the last step in your routine as its rich texture helps “lock-in” your moisturizers, serums and oils. It can also be blended with other moisturizers or oils. Play with what works best for your individual skin, adapting it throughout the year.

If you would like additional guidance with product recommendations tailored to your specific goals and challenges, please contact us at experts@sonyadakar.com.

Clients at the SONYA DAKAR SKIN CLINIC share that they use the balm for everything - as a daily treatment for dry skin, a redness and blemish reducer, to minimize fine lines around the eyes, hydrate dry hands and cuticles and even heal chapped lips! It's a do-it-all product with a calming, luxurious scent, and every use will make you smile.

We want to know all about the ways you're using Blue Butterfly Balm to make your skin comfortable, smooth and soft. Share your stories at @sonyadakar.

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