On occasion, we’ve already mentioned the properties of saffron for beautifying skin and its applications to improve the appearance of hair. Today, we’ll be focussing on a growing trend: cosmetics containing saffron.
Saffron is one of the most expensive spices in the world and its uses go far beyond that of mere gastronomy. Its excellent properties are capable of enriching and adding value to any dish whatsoever, but similarly increasing the value of those products that contain saffron. Its use in cosmetics is a perfect example.
Antioxidant and anti-wrinkle properties
Saffron is similarly known as red gold and is one of the best active anti-aging agents for the skin. Its success lies in the vast amount of glycan contained in the pistil of the saffron flower. And what is a glycan you may well ask? Glycans are a chain of saccharide structures which are responsible for regenerating cells and fighting free radicals, which cause the premature aging of the skin. Furthermore, glycans confer to the saffron antioxidant, soothing and anti-stain properties.
With such a letter of introduction, it is understandable why cosmetics containing saffron is your best ally for combating skin ageing. Nevertheless, none of this is new. Cleopatra already added a few strands of saffron to her bath to preserve her beauty and in Asian countries, its use in cosmetics is widespread.
What do we obtain from cosmetics containing saffron?
The daily use of cosmetics containing saffron will help one preserve the skin’s beauty. Saffron improves skin tone, imbues radiance and favours the elimination of spots.
Saffron, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, likewise helps to combat acne and improve skin appearance.
In order to enjoy its benefits, you can choose to purchase cosmetic products containing saffron. Nevertheless, all that glitters is not gold. One should look at the amount of saffron that the product contains, given that the greater the amount, the greater the effects.
As you might expect, cosmetics containing saffron which are marketed by the most prestigious companies are not affordable for everyone So if you can afford it, go ahead, your skin will thank you!