Lupine Flower: The Ayurvedic Ingredient that Can Reverse Sun Damage and Aging

By Terri Pucin | 06/29/21

The Lupine Flower has been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years for skin remedies. The lupine flower  is a small, beautifully fragrant purple or white flower that contains a wealth of health benefits. Lupine flowers are rich in antioxidants and contain peptides that aid in protecting skin and reversing damage that causes premature aging. 

 

AVYA Hydroveda Eye Cream

 

At AVYA, we are driven by our passion for creating a balance between proven Ayurvedic scientific methods and advanced skincare technology. We’ve incorporated Lupine Flower Extract extract into our newest Hydroveda Eye Cream because of the many healing and anti-aging benefits this wonderful botanical offers. We’d like to share a little bit more with you about the reasons we’ve chosen to use lupine flowers to improve our formulations.

How lupine flower improves your skin

Lupine flower extract stimulates collagen and elastin production. Lupeol, which is extracted from the seeds of the lupine flower, boosts collagen synthesis which provides elasticity and firmness. Lupeol belongs to pentacyclic triterpenes, which are known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. It is also said to be a potent phytonutrient that can combat inflammation and, at the same time, protect cartilage in people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Phytonutrients are organic chemical substances which facilitate plants in protecting themselves from the threats posed by the environment, for instance, destruction or harm caused by insects or damaging UV rays. When they are used by humans, phytochemicals also help to defend against various environmental hazards and diseases. Another unique property of lupeol is that it only targets the unhealthy and diseased cells, while leaving the healthy and normal cells untouched. 

Lupine flower extract functions as an MMP Inhibitor

MMP, short for Matrix Metalloproteinaise, break down proteins in your skin such as collagen and elastin. The breakdown becomes even more prevalent after your skin has been exposed to the sun, leaving you susceptible to sagging, fine lines and wrinkles. While MMP’s are not all bad, they actually help to prevent wound scars, they are linked to aging effects on the skin. Lupine peptides help to inhibit these damaging effects of sun exposure to protect and restore skin’s firmness which is essential to keeping your skin healthy and youthful longer.