Ingredient in Focus : Kesara

Ingredient in Focus : Kesara

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Kesara, also known as saffron, is a highly prized ingredient that has been derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the saffron crocus. Saffron is renowned for its vibrant colour, distinctive flavour, and various culinary and medicinal uses. The primary ingredient in Kesara or Saffron is the stigma of the saffron crocus flower. Saffron is harvested from the stigma (the female reproductive part) of the saffron flower. These bright red or orange threads are the most valuable part of the plant. The freshly harvested saffron threads are carefully dried to preserve their colour and flavour. This process involves gently toasting them until they become brittle. The drying process is crucial to concentrate the Safran’s flavour and aroma. Once dried, saffron threads are often packaged in small containers or airtight containers to protect them from light and moisture, which can degrade their quality.

Kesara is also used for its medicinal properties and is believed to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Kesara is a highly efficient ingredient that helps fighting acne and blemishes and heals pigmented scars on the skin. This ingredient is part of the valerian family endemic to the Gangotri Glacier Region in the Himalayas. Due to its labour-intensive harvesting process and the fact that it takes thousands of saffron crocus flowers to produce just a small number of saffron threads, saffron is one of the most expensive ingredients in the world. Its distinct flavour and unique properties make it a sought-after ingredient in many culinary traditions.

Saffron has been used in skincare for centuries due to its potential benefits for the skin. It contains various compounds that can contribute to healthier and more radiant skin. Here are some ways in which saffron is used in skincare:

Skin Brightening:
 Saffron is believed to have natural skin-brightening properties. It can help reduce the appearance of dark spots, blemishes, and uneven skin tone. Saffron's antioxidants may also contribute to a more radiant and glowing complexion.

Anti-Ageing: Saffron contains antioxidants that can help combat free radicals, which are known to accelerate the aging process. Using saffron-infused skincare products may help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your skin making it look younger.

Acne Treatment: Some people use saffron as a natural remedy for acne. Its anti-inflammatory properties may help soothe and calm irritated skin

Exfoliation: Saffron can be used in exfoliating masks or scrubs to remove dead skin cells and promote a smoother complexion.

Skin Hydration: Saffron is sometimes used in skincare formulations for its potential to hydrate and moisturize the skin.

Complexion Improvement: In some traditional beauty practices, saffron has been used to improve the overall complexion and provide a healthy glow.

Saffron-based skincare products can include saffron-infused creams, masks, serums, and oils. These products are available from various skincare brands, and you can choose one that aligns with your specific skincare goals and preferences

Kesara helps fight acne and blemishes, heals scars, reduces pigmentation, and evens skin tone. Kesara is a prominent ingredient in the Gangotri Oil Control Night Cream which has been especially curated for oily and acne-prone skin and helps combat acne. The ingredient has been sourced from the Gangotri Glacier Region in the Himalayas.

You can shop the Gangotri Oil Control Night Cream here and try it out for yourself –

It has passed multiple checks of consumer testing and clinical testing and gives an array of benefits –

  • Helps improve skin texture
  • Helps provide overnight hydration
  • Helps reduce acne scars and acne
  • Helps make skin feel calm & soothed
  • Helps reduce pigmentation
  • Helps lighten spots
  • Helps improve skin tone

Our consumer research study has been conducted in top metro cities in India on 200 women. The results of these tests speak for themselves -

  • 85% of women agree this face night cream revitalizes your skin
  • 92% of women agree this face night cream supports skin cell renewal
  • 88% of women agree this face night cream helps to improve uneven skin tone
  • 86% of women agree this face night cream hydrates your skin
  • 92% of women agree this face night cream helps improve skin clarity

A clinical study that we conducted on 36 subjects in a span of 4 weeks gave us a few revelations about the Gangotri Oil Control Night Cream -

  • Reduces acne by 32% in 28 days or in 4 weeks.
  • Reduces Sebum production by 55% in 28 days or in 4 weeks.

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