All the benefits of saffron in cosmetics










In the beauty and cosmetics industries, the search for natural, effective products has become an inescapable quest. Among the treasures of nature that have recently aroused keen interest, saffron emerges as a rising star. This precious condiment, which for centuries has added flavor to our dishes, also holds exceptional virtues for our skin. In our article, we explain the multiple benefits of saffron in cosmetics, revealing how this luxurious spice can help you achieve youthful, glowing skin and a radiant complexion the natural way. Get ready to discover all its secrets!

Harvesting saffron

Harvesting saffron flowers in France is an age-old tradition that continues today in certain regions, mainly in our beautiful Provence, where the Mediterranean climate is ideal for growing this precious spice. Saffron, also known as "red gold", is generally harvested from late October to early November. Farmers meticulously tend the saffron fields, which are specially dedicated to the cultivation of saffron. The bright purple petals of the crocus sativus are delicately hand-picked in the morning, while the flowers are still closed. Once harvested, the precious red pistils, called stigmas, are delicately extracted from the flowers. Harvesting saffron is a painstaking task requiring great dexterity, as thousands of flowers have to be handled to obtain a small quantity of saffron!

saffron harvest

How is saffron used?

Saffron, a precious spice extracted from the stigmas of the crocus sativus plant, is widely appreciated for its distinctive flavor, intense golden color and many culinary uses. In the kitchen, it is commonly used to flavor and color a variety of dishes, such as risottos, broths, sauces and desserts.

In traditional medicine, saffron has also found a place because of its potentially beneficial properties, notably its supposed role in reducing stress and depression.

Finally, it is used in cosmetics, particularly in saffron petals, which provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Saffron petals are sometimes added to perfumes and skin care products.

All the virtues of saffron in cosmetics

Saffron has gained popularity in the cosmetics industry due to its potentially beneficial properties for skin and hair. Here are some of saffron's properties:

Powerful antioxidant: an exceptional plant active ingredient, saffron flower petal extract has proven its effectiveness against the signs of aging. Naturally rich in flavonoids, crocin and phenolic compounds, it acts as an antioxidant shield to combat the deleterious effects of oxidative stress linked to daily environmental aggressions. It is also a powerful ally against "inflammaging ", or inflamm-ageing, responsible for premature skin ageing and also caused by external aggressions. Finally, its safranal and crocine composition helps boost and regenerate skin for a firm, plump appearance.

Skin lightening: Saffron is known for its skin-lightening properties. It can help reduce brown spots,hyperpigmentation and scars, leaving skin brighter and more even.

Anti-inflammatory properties : Saffron has anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe irritated and reddened skin. It is therefore useful for alleviating redness and skin inflammation.

Moisturizing: Saffron-based skin care products are often moisturizing and nourishing for the skin. They help maintain skin hydration, making it softer and more supple.

Hair growth stimulation: Saffron is also used in hair products to stimulate hair growth. It can strengthen hair follicles, reduce hair loss and promote healthy hair. 

Exquisite fragrance: In addition to its benefits for the skin, saffron is also used in perfumery for its delicate aroma and rarity. 

An essential routine for your skin

With age, skin loses its radiance and dries out. Fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness appear. Cell renewal and the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid decline. To combat the signs of aging, a skincare routine must focus on hydrating and firming the skin.

Safran Jeunesse: our new anti-wrinkle lift & firmness face collection


We were inspired by nature to create our SAFRAN JEUNESSE skincare range , made up of up to 100% naturally-sourced ingredients ; based on a unique active ingredient complex of saffron flower petal extract and pre- and post-biotics. The anti-wrinkle lift & firmness range offers sensorial, natural products that give priority to effectiveness.

We've embarked on a sustainable development approach, "upcycling", to recycle the petals of this prodigious flower. In the old days, farmers used to remove the stamens and stigmas (which make up the flower's pistil) and discard the petals. Lovingly cultivated in Provence, our local growers preserve all its antioxidant properties. The flowers are picked by hand, one by one, in the early hours of the morning, just after the dew has evaporated and before they bloom. The petals are then separated from the pistils and dried before being sent to the laboratory.


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The cosmetic benefits of saffron are numerous. This precious spice, rich in antioxidants and anti-aging properties, offers a natural solution for enhancing your skin and restoring its radiance.

Our new range of anti-wrinkle products, specially designed to offer you a truly natural and committed beauty experience, incorporates the benefits of saffron in an innovative way. Each product in the Lift & Firm face collection, formulated with a unique active ingredient composed of saffron petal extract and pre- and post-biotics, revitalizes your skin in depth.

So, if you're looking to restore your skin's radiance and enjoy the benefits of saffron in your daily beauty routine, our Lift & Firm face collection will be perfect for your skin.