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Saffron Benefits for Skin

Saffron Benefits for Skin

The world of beauty and skincare has always given an elevated significance to Saffron, a bright red expensive spice known for its exquisite holistic benefits.Since centuries saffron has been used extensively for its medicinal properties along with cosmetic benefits. This beauty agent has received tremendous attention in the history of the world and continues even today. Modern science shows that saffron has magnificent benefits for our skin and its eternal beauty. In Ayurveda it is considered to be effective for removing pigmentation. It is quite effective in enhancing the complexion as it increases glutathione levels in cells that impart anti-oxidant and anti-melanogenic properties. Let's move further to understand a bit more about saffron and how you can include it in your skin care routine to get excellent results without much hassle.


What is Saffron?

Saffron originates from crocus sativus, a rare flower that offers a wide array of benefits for your skin, hair, and overall body health. Moreover, its medicinal properties make it a powerful ingredient. A variety of saffron is cultivated around the world. Notably, its medicinal value can be linked to the over 150 phytonutrients identified in the herb and strikingly among these  carotenoids, anthocyanins, flavonoids and terpenoids  give saffron its strong pharmacological abilities.

Is Saffron effective on your skin?

What makes saffron a vital ingredient in many skincare products is its skin whitening properties. It has a natural depigmenting agent. A regular usage of saffron  rejuvenates and transforms your overall skin condition.

A quick glance at some amazing properties mentioned in Ayurveda and modern science;

  • Vrana Shodhana (wound-healing)
  • Shothahara (anti-inflammatory)
  • Doshatrayahara (balancer of all three doshas)
  • Kantida (brightens skin tone)
  • Several scientific  researches also attribute antioxidant, anti-acne, antidepressant, melanin inhibiting, analgesic, dermo-protective and antibacterial properties to saffron. Both topical application and consumption of saffron can visibly improve your facial skin. 

Saffron Benefits for Skin

Here are some wonderful benefits of saffron for your skin. 

Enriched with Vitamin C 

We all know by now that Vitamin C is fantabulous for skin and saffron is profuse  with the goodness of  vitamin C. If you include saffron in your skincare routine  the benefits of Vitamin C will boost your skin health along with saffron’s astounding healing properties. 

Anti aging effects

Numerous researches and dermatological studies  indicate that saffron ward off early signs of aging thereby protecting your skin from UV radiation, fighting your skin’s oxidative stress, and neutralizing free radicals. Various factors such as sun exposure, improper  lifestyle, smoking and environmental pollutants can accelerate skin aging which lead to premature cell death, breakdown of collagen and depletion of essential lipids in your skin. The  antioxidant compounds known as apocarotenoids in saffron  protect your skin from aging too early. These include kaempferol, safranal, crocin, crocetin, carotene, picrocrocin etc. They altogether reduce oxidative stress, prevent the formation of wrinkles and fine lines on your skin. 

Treats Acne

It works effectively on acne and blemishes. Its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties makes it a perfect ingredient to treat and clear acne-prone skin. It also fades dark spots and improves your skin texture.

 Heals Scars

Saffron promotes healing as it treats scars or any injury mark on your skin. It heals your skin faster. 

Glows your skin

Regular usage of saffron in your skincare regime prevents your skin from external pollutants and refurbishes to give you a healthy and glowing skin.

Shields against UV rays

Studies on saffron indicate that it is a natural sunscreen and it can be used as a UV absorbing agent What makes it so is the presence of  flavonoids such as quercetin, kaempferol and phenolic acids like caffeic, ferulic, cinnamic and others. And guess what apart from protecting your skin from the deleterious effects of UV rays, topical application of saffron can also prevent a photosensitive reaction after a photo-dynamic skin treatment. 

Suitable  for all Skin Types

According to Ayurveda, Saffron being a ‘tridosha hara’, balances your doshas and prevents aggravations. It can thus be added to all skin type regimens and be used to treat a variety of skin diseases.

Lowers the melanin

Saffron's active components, such as crocin, have been found to aid in the reduction of melanin in medical research. The chemicals operate by inhibiting tyrosinase, an enzyme required for the synthesis of melanin. 

Fights Inflammation

Saffron has anti inflammatory properties this is why it fights off skin irritation, allergic reactions. It soothes and calms your skin.

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How to include saffron in your daily skin care routine ?

If you really want to gain quick and effective benefits then the best option for you is  Ningen’s saffron range of products. The products are paraben and sulfate free, dermatologicaly tested and formulated from natural ingredients.  

Here are some products imbued with the  goodness of saffron offered by Ningen;

Ningen Saffron Bathing Bar

is made with premium Japanese ingredients. Infused with saffron, it contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. The bathing bar helps improve skin texture, relieve sunburns, rashes and skin irritation, resulting in glowing skin. It  cleanses skin of dirt, grime and impurities. It has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds which  boosts skin radiance and ensures an even toned skin. 

Ningen Saffron knee and elbow cream 

With its amazing anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities, saffron is an ideal ingredient for treating acne and breakouts. It holds medicinal properties which can help in clearing up acne prone skin. Saffron has healing properties which speeds up the process of skin recovery. It also acts as a natural ingredient for reducing pigmentation, brown spots and other skin blemishes. 

Mulberry and curcumin extracts act as catalysts in reducing free radicals and inflammation. 

Ningen Papaya Face wash 

Ningen papaya face wash is intact with the goodness of papaya along with the saffron and sandalwood which altogether makes it a great companion for your skincare routine at the end of a hectic day. This face wash is rich in antioxidants and alpha-hydroxy acids. It helps soothe your skin and gently exfoliates dead skin cells. Its unique action helps reduce tan, adult acne, and irritation due to pollution.

Ningen Skin Rejuvenating Night Cream I Goodness Of Apple, Saffron And Vitamin-E 

The antioxidant property of saffron  prevents cell and tissue damage, rich in elastin and collagen it help the skin keep youthful  and luminous. Its active compounds, including crocin, may work overnight to decrease melanin and depigment your skin. Vitamin E may help nourish and protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals and UV rays. 

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