Saffron, One of Nature's Oldest Cosmetics
Saffron has been used for millennium for its reputed skin beautifying properties. In fact, one of saffron’s key uses currently is in the global cosmetic industry and in skin cream preparations.
Saffron Skin Health
There are several clinical trials that indicate saffron provides antipruritic, moisturizing, complexion promoter properties and skin care effects of versus placebo. 1,2,3
These skin and complexion properties are additional benefits to the great taste and other health properties of the worlds most renowned spice.
Saffron for Skin UV Damage
It has also been studied and reported that saffron may reduce UV damage in the skin. 4,5
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