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What is Saffron?
Saffron, scientifically known as Crocus sativus is the dried ‘stigma’ or the threads of the flower commonly known as the saffron crocus. These threads are reddish-orange in color, the same color as the spice and they are carefully harvested by hand. Saffron has a distinct earthy with a mix of sweet – grassy flavor and aroma which is due to the presence of chemical compounds like picrocrocin and safranal.
The reason behind the rich color is the presence of natural carotenoid, known as crocin. Saffron contains Vitamin A, folic acid, copper, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, zinc, selenium, magnesium, thiamin, riboflavin which are known for their health and medicinal value. This unique spice, Saffron, is one of the most expensive spice in the world due to the labor-intensive cultivation and harvest. But is also known to possess numerous beauty benefits and is praised as a time-honored ingredient in nurturing the skin, making it blemish-free and radiant.
5 Reasons Why Should You Consider Using Saffron on Your Skin?
Saffron has been used for years to boost and lighten the skin tone naturally. It is considered to be one of the safest ingredients that can be applied to the skin. Saffron happens to be one of the ingredients one should be very careful in using. It is a known allergen. But the numerous benefits it offers for various skin and health-related issues is the reason why most people prefer to use skincare creams, lotions and face washes that list saffron as an ingredient. Below are the reasons why you should consider a careful application using saffron on your skin:
Saffron contains natural compounds that have enriched antioxidant properties and molecules that guard your cells against free radicals and oxidative stress. Those antioxidants include crocin, crocetin, safranal, and kaempferol.
Carotenoid pigments like crocin and crocetin are the reason behind saffron’s red color. These are rich in anti-inflammatory properties, which work against aging, eczema, dead skin that could give you a natural glow.
Saffron for Fighting Against Acne
Saffron is an ideal ingredient for treating acne due to its antibacterial and antioxidant properties thereby providing for youthful glowing skin. Apart from clearing acne scars and inflammation, it is also known to help minimize the oil secreted by the sebaceous glands in our skin. Take 6-7 fresh basil leaves and 12 saffron strands. Soak them in clean water and make it into a paste. Applying the same two to three times a week can help you to get rid of acne. Do check for allergies with a patch test on a small area of your forearm or consult a dermatologist in case you are prone to allergies before application.
Saffron for Reducing pigmentation
Small dark spots, blemishes and patchy skin are a concern for quite a few of us. Saffron is a par excellent natural ingredient for battling skin pigmentation, dark spots, and blemishes. Soak a few (about 3-5) strands of saffron in clean water and add 2 tbsp of turmeric powder and make a paste out of it. Apply this on your face to reduce pigmentation and dark spots. Do check for allergies with a patch test on a small area of your forearm or consult a dermatologist in case you are prone to allergies before application.
Saffron for Dry Skin Treatment
Dry skin accompanied by scaling, itching, and cracking can be very uncomfortable for anyone, especially during winter. Saffron can be a quick natural remedy to get rid of the dry skin since it has active antioxidants that could help reduce oxidative stress and prevent skin damage, therefore, help maintain the skin’s moisture leaving it hydrated and supple all day long. Making a paste by combining lemon juice and saffron and applying it would be a natural solution for dull and dry skin. Do check for allergies with a patch test on a small area of your forearm or consult a dermatologist in case you are prone to allergies before application.
Saffron for Anti Aging
Saffron is a very good natural exfoliating agent and can effectively help in removing the signs of aging on the skin. The presence of high content of Antioxidants also contributes to it being credited for being a very effective anti-aging active. Mix saffron together with besan and water. Then apply the paste on your body and let it dry off. Gently wash off with lukewarm water for better results. Do check for allergies with a patch test on a small area of your forearm or consult a dermatologist in case you are prone to allergies before application.
Ecotique – Offering you the traditional richness of Saffron for Young & Glowing skin in a modern way:
Ecotique is founded with a passion to promote cruelty-free, chemical-free natural cosmetics all the while keeping Ingredient Transparency a priority for all products on offer. Ecotique prides itself on providing its patrons the best of Nature’s offering with Indigenous Sourcing, Cruelty-Free, and Safe-to-use products. Blended with the richness of Saffron, Ecotique offers a couple of products – Himalayan Saffron Body Oil and Himalayan Saffron Body butter that helps in nurturing the skin, making it blemish-free and radiant. Check out the detailed description of our products below:
Himalayan Saffron Body Butter – Ecotique’s Himalayan Saffron Body Butter contains a natural mix of nourishing and soothing butter and saffron extract that helps hydrate and shields your skin against moisture loss and prolonged sun exposure.
Himalayan Saffron Body Oil – Ecotique’s 100% Natural Saffron Oil nourishes your skin and gives you a moist, clear and glowing complexion. Every strand of saffron-infused in the oil has active antioxidants that help reduce signs of aging, acne, and blemishes. Our saffron oil combats sun damage and brightens your complexion. You will shine with a healthy, radiant glow.
Ecotique range of beauty products is made using Ecocert certified 100% natural ingredients that are safe to use and serve the cosmetic requirement of repair and maintenance of the skin. Are you a saffron lover and looking for a perfect skin care regime that has all the natural richness of it? Place your order today for Ecotique’s best selling skin rejuvenating products.