Gone are the days when skincare used to be just a blind purchase, merely meant for surface-level moisturisation.
Informed skincare enthusiasts like you have turned the focus of the skincare world to unique ingredients and their REAL benefits for skin!
We’re unravelling the truth about one such ingredient - SAFFRON and the REAL reason why all-natural Saffron-rich Skincare is all the rage in the beauty world now!
No, we're not talking about American Saffron or Mexican Saffron, which is simply Safflower that is used to produce Safflower oil, but instead a not-so-well-known yet highly beneficial and coveted spice that's very rare to find in the West, whose benefits still remain unmatched to this day!
And since you have seen plenty of skincare advertisements over the years and could have probably been following some of the latest trends in skincare, especially the onset of Ayurveda in the West, you must have heard about Saffron’s incredibly beneficial effects on skin, how SUPREMELY EXPENSIVE the spice really is, the blush-glow it lends the skin or even seen it occasionally on Facebook and have been blown away by the beauty of this humble yet ROYAL flower!
If there is one spice that could be considered the most in-demand and highly sought-after with benefits that no other spice can match – It's Saffron!
What makes this flower the world’s most expensive spice is because the spice harvested from each flower is so little - not more than 3 stigmas, which means that it requires more than 170,000 flowers to harvest 1 pound of the spice! In fact, Saffron is even more expensive than gold!
What’s even more interesting is the fact that Saffron has always been so popular and so high in demand, so much so that back in the year 1350, a war erupted in Europe when a 800 lbs. shipment of Saffron valued today at more than $500,000 GBP was hijacked and stolen, in what is popularly known as the 'Saffron War'. This war is said to have lasted for more than 14 weeks! If people can fight over Saffron for more than 100 days at a stretch, you can only imagine how rich and beneficial this spice really is!
But what makes Saffron an even more desirable ingredient is because of what
Ayurveda found 5,000 years ago!
Saffron is as old as time itself. Described as ‘Kesar’ in Ayurveda, the earliest mentions of Saffron in skincare date back to Vedic times (3,500 years ago) and are found extensively written about in ancient Ayurvedic texts such as ‘Charaka Samhita’ and 'Bhaishajya Ratnavalli'.
The earliest practitioners of Ayurveda, Charaka and Sushruta, describe Saffron as being a miracle-worker in recovering the appearance of dull, glow-less, patchy skin. This spice has been tested by time for centuries and has proven its boon in livening up dullness, spots and blemishes, and offering enhanced complexion, texture and tone – all while lending a youthful exuberance to the skin!
The benefits of Saffron for skin are so unique and effective that it it is said Cleopatra used to bathe in Saffron milk every time before seeing a suitor!
And as it happens, after centuries of usage, Saffron is hailed as the most exquisite and sought-after spice even today. More so when it comes to Ayurvedic skincare!
But even with the extensive usage of Saffron in skincare, making it the most sought-after spice in the entire history of humankind, there are 4 UNKNOWN FACTS about Saffron that Ayurveda uncovered centuries ago...
...Which are being revealed here, now!
Once a prized possession of royals, Saffron is known in Ayurveda for the wellness of your body, mind and skin through just a few strands of it!
However, no other beauty companies or blog articles know about or will tell you about Saffron's immaculate and unusual combination of advantages it has for the skin, that have been found in Ayurveda more than 5,000 years ago, especially this TRIO OF BENEFITS:
1. Bioavailability Enhancer or ‘Yogavahi’:
Ayurveda reveres Saffron as a ‘Catalyst’ that accelerates the properties of other ingredients along with itself. This means that the thin strands of Saffron have the power to enhance the effectiveness of any skincare formulation it is added to, but without altering the constitution of the formulation.
Being a ‘Yogavahi’, Saffron makes any skincare doubly potent.
2. Balancer of all 3 Doshas or ‘Doshatrayahara’
If you’re not familiar with the 3 Doshas in Ayurveda, they’re the bio-elements in Ayurveda that make up a person’s composition.
Kapha Dosha - consists of the elements of earth and water and is associated with oiliness, juiciness, heaviness. Kapha is the first stage of life – just think of a baby’s juicy and plump skin and the expression “baby soft skin”.
Pitta Dosha - consists of the elements of fire and water and is associated with heat, sharpness, and determination. Pitta is the second or middle stage of life – just think of a teenager’s acne and hot temper, or a young adult’s drive and ambition.
Vata Dosha - consists of the elements of air and space and is associated with dryness, lightness, alertness and creativity. In the Vata stage of life, we experience dry, rough, dull and wrinkled skin that's missing an almost natural glow. We may feel cold more often, but also reach maturity, wisdom, grace and mastery.
When it comes to Ayurvedic skincare, herbs and spices with properties contradicting or balancing the Dosha aggravation are used to mitigate skin concerns.
And can you believe that Saffron is one of the very rare ingredients that has the ability to balance and pacify ALL the 3 Doshas with equal and proven efficiency?!
This balance between all Doshas is what is referred to in Ayurveda as the ideal state of the body and skin. It is believed to be tied to a concept of connectedness that extends far beyond the individual, reaching universal, almost with a sense of spiritual belongingness!
3. Rejuvenator or ‘Rasayana’:
‘Rasayanas’ or ‘Rejuvenators’ are elements which guide you on the path to wellness. One such herb that possesses the qualities to enhance ‘ojas’ and ‘tejas’ or the life essence in every human is Saffron.
Strength and energy are qualities that are commonly associated with the body, muscles and joints but not the skin. Contrary to popular belief, skin is as much a living organism as any of us, and requires rejuvenation and revitalization every step of the way, especially when you transition from one Dosha phase to the other.
This is the reason why Saffron is an important ingredient in Ayurvedic skincare both internally as part of Ayurvedic herbal drinks or ‘Kashaya’ and externally as part of tried and tested Ayurvedic skincare!
Keep reading to find the 4th thing about Saffron that no other skincare companies know about!
According to Modern Western Science, only very few such ancient natural ingredients have been in use so extensively and have come close to what Saffron can do for the skin!
Saffron contains more than 150 carotenoid compounds in its dried stigma, among them being crocin, crocetin, safranal and picrocrocin which are the most important bioactive constituents of saffron. These carotenoids, especially crocin, form apocarotenoids help to reduce the look of premature aging signs. Crocin and Crocetin are also known for being beneficial to reducing the look of photodamage-induced aging signs and impart suppleness.
That’s not all that Saffron is rich in. Saffron also comes packed with
Vitamin B or Folates. Its high vitamin content is to be thanked for its ability to reduce the look of pesky pigments and spots on the skin!
While the list of wonders that Saffron holds within its tiny tendrils are huge, here are some more benefits that come with a healthy session of massaging your face, especially when you combine it with a Saffron-rich skincare:
In short, Saffron is a multifaceted powerhouse that literally brightens your appearance, enhances overall complexion and enlivens your skin for the perfect ROYAL GLOW!
In case you are thinking of trying Saffron as part of a quick home remedy, here are a list of tips:
For enhancing radiance:
Mix one teaspoon of sandalwood powder with two to three strands of saffron, and two spoons of milk. Wash and wipe your face with a cloth before applying this face mask. Keep applying until your face and neck region is covered in a thin coat. Ensure to follow a circular massaging motion while applying. Rinse off with cool water just when it starts to dry.
For improved skin tone and complexion:
Soak a few strands of saffron in milk for 2 hours. Smear this milk all over your face and neck. Wash off after a few minutes. To get the best results, use it regularly.
For skin that appears clear and blemish-free:
Mix 5-6 holy basil (tulsi) leaves with 10-12 strands of saffron to make a fine paste. Apply this on the face. Wash off with cold water after 10 to 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can also apply saffron soaked milk on your face, like explained above, twice a day to help clear the look of blemishes.
But before you go searching your nearest grocery store’s aisle looking for Saffron strands that are going to cost you more than you think, hear this out -
Should you just buy a heap of gold-priced Saffron to give your skin all the benefits that we just talked about?
Instead, Ayurveda says that the one and only way that Saffron can reach its full potential for skin is through a carefully concocted formulation specifically meant for your skin and its needs, and one that also fits your budget.
Now that you know about Saffron and its revered place in Ayurveda, wouldn’t you want something for your dry, dull and patchy skin that is also authentically Ayurvedic and highly potent as the Ayurvedic spice itself?
And here’s the 4th and the most unique thing about Saffron
that no beauty company talks about, that no article covers, and certainly is still not revealed truthfully and authentically in the West!
Centuries ago, the earliest practitioners of Ayurveda concocted a solution, which is by far the most POWERFUL Ayurvedic skincare ever known to mankind, with Saffron as the central ingredient, along with 20 other Ayurvedic ingredients.
It is not just any Saffron-face oil, but a traditional beauty elixir derived from a 5,000-year-old ancient glow recipe originally formulated by Ayurvedic Scientists and carefully reproduced by our Ayurvedic experts using the same traditional intense procedures, and the same exact proportion of Saffron that was tried, tested and proven to be used on the face most efficaciously, centuries ago!
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Saffron forms the key ingredient in this ancient skincare recipe for Kesaradi Glow Oil, cooked using a time-consuming and intensive Ayurvedic process, and serves 3 important purposes, written about extensively in classical Ayurvedic texts.
Beauty-Boosting or ‘Kantida’:
The essential nutrients and efficacious minerals in Saffron lend Kesaradi the qualities to enhance the appeal of the skin. When combined with rare Ayurvedic ingredients like Largeleaf Beautyberry, Kesaradi helps preserve the youthful beauty of your skin and raw energy within itself. The oil is cooked with Saffron for so many days that all the goodness of this spice is ingrained in the oil, helping it naturally adorn the skin with a glowing look, a smooth touch.
This is the ultimate reason why Kesaradi Oil gives your face a glow of golden hue, right from the first few weeks of using it!
Brightness-Boosting or ‘Varnya':
The word ‘Varnya’ in Sanskrit means “luster and brightened skin tone”, which encompasses beauty in simple terms in Ayurveda!
As a potent glow-enhancer, Saffron along with brightening herbs such as Licorice help obtain a glowing complexion, with an even clearer skin tone and glassy texture.
In Kesaradi Oil, Saffron is used to create this exact look of softened skin with a natural glow.
Purifiying or ‘Vrana Shodhana’:
Thanks to the high vitamin content in Saffron, it helps provide a gentle cleansing or exfoliating effect.
This property gives you a clear, seemingly pore-less appearance with a smooth look that even makes light bounce off your skin!
The Saffron in Kesaradi’s formulation along with the potent Manjistha or Indian Madder gives you precisely this gentle support while being extra-clarifying with its potent concentrate in a light textured formulation.
iYURA Kesaradi Oil is a polyherbal leave-on oil which always works the best (when compared to Saffron in cleansers, toners or face packs) because it allows the essence of this redeeming ‘Red Gold’ herb to stay on your skin for longer periods.
This promotes the ongoing skin enhancement process, giving it ample time to work on your skin and reflect the results, especially when used in the morning.
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You might wonder how can iYURA’s Kesaradi Saffron-rich oil give you all the benefits of Saffron, at only a fraction of the price at which Saffron is sold.
Well, that’s because, as an authentic Ayurvedic skincare brand focused solely on bringing the best and most genuine Ayurveda to the West, iYURA believes in accessible skincare.
The ancient yet still relevant wisdom of Ayurveda, be that skincare or any other spheres of life, is too valuable to be overlooked under the tag of heavy dollar bills.
The science of Ayurveda is all about exploring and discovering the wonders of Mother Nature, and we believe that it should not come at an unaffordable price!
Which is why we take the pains to create beautiful, efficacious skincare that gives you a glimpse of all that Ayurveda has to offer through its wide range of herbs – all at an affordable price!
We’re on a journey to make Ayurveda more and more attainable to everyone in the West, and affordable yet efficacious formulations are one way of doing it.
Moreover, as part of our brand thesis, iYURA products are 20% less costly than the average bestselling face oils!
We did some research and found some Saffron oils available in Europe
Product A: £ 45 for 30ml
Product B: £ 60 for 30ml
Product C: £ 82 for 30ml
Product D: £ 135 for 30ml
On the other hand, there’s iYURA’s Kesaradi which is only £ 33.00 for 30ml – almost the same as lunch for two at your favorite restaurant.
At only £33, you're getting the best version of world's most costliest spice, Saffron, along with 20 other Ayurvedic ingredients that you will not easily find in the West. And then, can you even put a price on the Ayurvedic authenticity we provide by making use of the 5,000 year old method of preparation of Kesaradi?!
The Saffron-power in Kesaradi is so high that you don’t need more than 3 tiny drops at a time to moisturise, which means that one £33 bottle of Kesaradi is going to last you anywhere between 3 to 6 months!
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