The skin is the largest organ in the body and is the first line of defense against damage caused by external factors such as solar radiation, pollution and oxidative stress. When the skin is exposed to these factors, a cascade of inflammatory and oxidative processes is triggered that can lead to the appearance of signs of premature aging, such as wrinkles, spots and sagging.
That is why skin care goes beyond the aesthetic barrier, delving into the maintenance of skin health and its proper functioning. To do this, more and more active ingredients of natural origin are used on the market that help the proper functioning of the skin’s protective barrier.
One of these natural ingredients that has shown great benefits in skin care is the well-known saffron.
Saffron, obtained from the stigmas of the Crocus sativus flower, is highly valued in the world of cooking for its flavor and aroma, but it has also been used since ancient times for its medicinal properties. It is also known as “red gold” thanks to its characteristic reddish color and its high value and exclusivity, since it is one of the most expensive spices in the world due to the complexity and cost of its production.
Saffron contains components such as crocin, crocetin, safranal or picrocrocin that make it an interesting ingredient for skin care, as it can help protect it from damage caused by free radicals, reduce inflammation and improve its texture and elasticity. Additionally, saffron also contains essential vitamins and minerals that can help keep skin healthy and nourished.
Antioxidant properties and skin aging
Saffron is rich in antioxidants that help protect the skin from free radicals, unstable molecules that form as a result of oxidative stress. Free radicals can damage skin cells and speed up the aging process. Therefore, saffron can help protect the skin from oxidative stress and prevent premature aging.
Also, as we age, collagen production decreases. Crocin, as well as the glycans present in saffron, promote the synthesis of collagen, a protein found in the skin that is responsible for maintaining its elasticity and firmness.
In addition, saffron extract is capable of inhibiting tyrosinase and collagenase, while promoting the synthesis of collagen and hyaluronic acid.
Skin barrier function care
Glycans, which are sugar molecules found naturally in the skin, are present in the stigma of the saffron flower and play an important role in skin health. They can improve skin hydration and prevent transepidermal water loss, promoting soft and smooth skin. They also have regenerative properties, helping to repair cell damage in the skin and promote healthier, younger-looking skin.
The relationship between inflammation and aging has been extensively investigated in recent years. Low-grade chronic inflammation is believed to be a key factor in the aging process. This chronic inflammation occurs when the immune system is constantly activated and releasing inflammatory substances into the body.
Collagen and elastin are two important proteins in the skin that help maintain its structure and elasticity. In the skin, chronic inflammation can cause damage to these proteins, as well as trigger enzymatic responses that break them down, which can lead to wrinkling and loss of skin elasticity.
Fortunately, saffron has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties on the skin thanks to crocetin, a carotenoid responsible for its bitter taste. This component is capable of modifying inflammatory markers. In fact, specifically saffron extract has been shown to be able to reduce the production of certain proinflammatory cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) and interleukin-6 (IL-6), which are important in the inflammatory response. . In addition, it has also been shown to inhibit the production of other inflammatory substances, such as prostaglandins and leukotrienes, in inflammatory cells.
Saffron, obtained from the stigmas of the Crocus sativus flower, is highly valued in the world of cooking for its flavor and aroma, but it has also been used since ancient times for its medicinal properties.
Natural Gold by THALISSI, the essence of saffron
To make all the benefits of saffron available to all women in the world,
THALISSI offers its NATURAL GOLD collection, an anti-aging collection that keeps the complexion elastic, soft and luminous, helping to combat wrinkles and expression lines. In addition, thanks to the properties of saffron, it counteracts the effect of external aggressions and helps combat the appearance of spots.
Its soft and sweet aroma transports us to the still traditional crops of the saffron flower and to a warm afternoon under the argan trees, from which we extract the oil from its fruits, also present in this line, to make it unique.
The line is made up of 3 products that allow us to design a perfect routine:
An eye contour cream-gel texture to combat expression lines and illuminate the look with the utmost delicacy.
An exclusive serum with an ultra-light texture that deeply hydrates and gives the face a new youth thanks to its anti-aging properties, preventing the appearance of spots and expression lines.
A cream that offers a whole sensory experience thanks to the combination of its fluid and velvety texture with the soft scent of rose thrush. In addition, it helps combat wrinkles and expression lines while providing an extra luminosity to the face.
Dare to discover the benefits of saffron at the hands of THALISSI, all the power of nature at your fingertips.