Can a cup of tea help you look younger AND lose weight? Drinks company unveils first ever 'beauty beverage'

  • Parisian tea brand Kusmi tea unveils debut 'BB' tea
  • Joins in with trend for beauty industry 'BB' creams and 'CC 'creams
  • £12.70 tea claims to give you a radiant skin and eliminate toxins

By Bianca London

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BB (Blemish Balm) creams have become one of the hottest trends in the beauty industry and are one of its fasting growing product areas with sales hitting £23m last year.

The multi-functional products harness smart new technology so you can replace your serum, moisturiser, primer, foundation and sun block with just one product.

And now, one upmarket tea company is jumping on the BB bandwagon with the unveiling of the first-ever 'beauty beverage', a drink that claims to give you a glowing complexion, detoxify your body and even aid weight loss.

Drink your way to younger looking skin: The first ever BB detox tea has been unveiled and is loved by the fashion world for its youth-boosting properties

Drink your way to younger looking skin: The first ever BB detox tea has been unveiled and is loved by the fashion world for its youth-boosting properties

Kusmi, a Parisian tea brand beloved by the fashion world and sold at their flagship London store on Marylebone High Street, have unveiled the first ever BB Detox Tea.

 

Following the example of BB creams, this £12.70 Beauty Beverage claims to cater to all your skin’s daily needs and was given to models backstage at fashion week to help with catwalk-ready skin.

The drink combines maté and green tea, which are both recognised for their effectiveness in eliminating excess fluid from the body and improving your skin’s appearance by boosting toxin removal.

The tea is flavoured with healthy dandelion and rooibos, a South African plant with a sweet, fruity flavour and the makers suggest drinking 6-8 cups a day for optimal results.

Healthy blend: Kusmi tea combines mate and green tea, which are both recognised for their effectiveness in eliminating excess fluid from the body, and also improve your skin's appearance by boosting toxin removal
Healthy blend: Kusmi tea combines mate and green tea, which are both recognised for their effectiveness in eliminating excess fluid from the body, and also improve your skin's appearance by boosting toxin removal

Healthy blend: Kusmi tea combines mate and green tea, which are both recognised for their effectiveness in eliminating excess fluid from the body, and also improve your skin's appearance by boosting toxin removal

Inspiration: The tea follows in the footsteps of BB and CC creams, which have become the latest beauty craze in recent months
Inspiration: The tea follows in the footsteps of BB and CC creams, which have become the latest beauty craze in recent months
Inspiration: The tea follows in the footsteps of BB and CC creams, which have become the latest beauty craze in recent months

Inspiration: The tea follows in the footsteps of BB and CC creams, which have become the latest beauty craze in recent months

And it isn't just tea brands jumping on the BB bandwagon because the juice people, who have dominated the detoxing market over the last two years, want in on the BB craze, too.

New York-based juice chain Juice Generation have unveiled a DD ('dynamic do-all') shot.

The £2.60 ($3.95) shots are available in seven different flavors, and claim to address everything from improving digestion to decreasing inflammation.

Jumping on the health bandwagon: Juice Generation have unveiled shots that claim to address everything from improving digestion to decreasing inflammation

Jumping on the health bandwagon: Juice Generation have unveiled shots that claim to address everything from improving digestion to decreasing inflammation



 

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Crazy that the majority of the public is just now picking up on the truth, known for thousands of years, that what you put into your body is far more important than what you put on your skin. I think it's the greatest money making racket on the planet right now- both beauty and pharmasudical and medical industries are worth BILLIONS, when all the MAJORITY of people need to do is turn to natural foods, herbs and drinks.

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Growing up with rooibos tea in SA and now seeing it hailed as 'the tea' to drink for xy&z; is hilarious. Yes it's a good herbal tea and natural remedy but that's it. It will take more than rooibos + to keep you thin and young looking....

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Next they'll be pulling a rabbit out of a hat.

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About as credible as Peter Foster's 'herbal slimming teas'.

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age is inevitable, it comes to us all. plastic surgery only does so much

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first ever beauty beverage? what was and still is water.

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I'd rather have a bowl of Coco Pops.

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In pretty sure green tea will give you the same benefits. I drink it. Not for what it does for me, but because it tastes nice. No way would I spend this much on that.

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Hmm, I seem to remember a 'Magic Tea' called Bai Lin Tea some 30 years ago. It turned out to be a scam run by some Australian Geezer called Foster or something such as that. Save your money and drink your own made up tea concoction. - uncle vanya , Colchester, United Kingdom, ----- I remember him, he was jailed for selling his Weightloss tea when it was just ordinary China tea, I only remember because Sam Fox used to advertise it.

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Takes more than a healthy tea to look good. Its a way of life

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