As you open any of our Note To Self products, your eyes are met with the unmissable radiance of bright and bold blue. Yes, our products are actually blue!
This is the stunning result of our signature Butterfly Pea Flower that heroes in everything we do. We’re so obsessed with it that our Founder Luisa even has a plant growing in her backyard!
@notetoself.skin Introducing: my fave flower, the Clitoria Ternatea. Flutter your way to flawless skin with Mother Nature’s naughty little secret to beautiful skin! 👀😜 #skincareingredients #skincarescience #skincarelovers #skincaretiktok #butterflypea #butterflypeaflower #clitoriaternatea #uniqueflowers #skincarebrand #fyp #fypシ ♬ original sound - LUISA | NOTE TO SELF 🦋
An ingredient as unique as Butterfly Pea Flower comes with an impressive resume of qualities that inspired our products at every step. Not only is the product stunning to look at but its ability to make real changes in the skin is remarkable. Today, we’re talking about all things Butterfly Pea Flower and why we chose it as our hero ingredient.
It’s an antioxidant superstar
Our skin requires antioxidants to protect itself against the likes of free radicals and oxidative stress. Our daily lives see us interact with many elements that can put our bodies into this skin-damaging state including pollution, sun exposure, sweat, and stress. The role of antioxidants is to forage these nasty free radicals and stop them in their tracks.
Butterfly Pea Flower is celebrated for being impressively high in antioxidants to deliver above and beyond. What’s unique about this ingredient is that it is high in polyphenols and flavonoids.
You may be wondering why it sounds like we’re casting a spell but stay with us, these are incredible!
Polyphenols are a group of antioxidants, several thousand to be precise, that can be found naturally occurring in various ingredients, including our Butterfly Pea Flower. When applied via skincare, polyphenols support the repair and rejuvenation of the skin and serious protection against UV-induced free radicals. When it comes to smoothing the signs of ageing or addressing discolouration like pigmentation, polyphenols have your back.
Similarly, Flavonoids, which are a type of polyphenol, have a high potency of antioxidants to take skin protection up another notice. Impressive, right? They work hard to maintain optimal skin health whilst addressing the likes of redness and inflammation.
It improves the foundation of our skin
Everybody talks about ‘anti-ageing’ in skincare, it’s everywhere, but it can mean a lot of different things depending on the product you’re looking at.
Our philosophy surrounds embracing exactly who you are, not changing yourself to fit someone else’s mould. This is why Butterfly Pea Flower works so beautifully with our brand because, like us, it’s here to reveal the best version of yourself.
Each year, our body naturally stops producing a percentage of collagen annually. It’s just a fact of life. Fortunately, there is a range of things we can do to support the production of collagen and a loss of elasticity.
Antioxidants are without a doubt a hero in this department, but what makes Butterfly Pea Flower unique is at the same time encouraging the production of new collagen, it’s also working on preventing the breakdown of it thanks to anti-glycation properties.
When we pair this with the likes of jojoba oil, as seen in our Blue Butterfly Polish, or Hyaluronic Acid and Shea Butter in our Reviver Cream, the skin barrier is receiving a real treat both inside and out.
It doesn’t have a type
One of the most important factors when creating a skincare brand, especially one as unique as ours, is that it can support as many people as possible. Butterfly Pea Flower does just that by being suitable for all skin types and conditions.
Thanks to its ability to gently treat and nurture a wide range of skin concerns, Butterfly Pea Flower truly doesn’t have a type – it’s for everyone! Whether you’re looking to hydrate, firm, protect, calm or all of the above, you’ve found your skincare bestie in this powerhouse ingredient.
Aussie-born and bred skincare like you’ve never seen before, discover the power of Butterfly Pea Flower today by exploring our range of vegan and sustainably made bodycare.