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Cretan Crocus & Dittany Body Oil

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Experience the exquisite fusion of pure ditanny oil and Cretan crocus (saffron), expertly infused in extra virgin olive oil. Inspired by the timeless beauty secrets of the Minoans, this potent healing oil is a true treasure trove of antioxidants, revitalizing and safeguarding the skin against the effects of time. Unlock the secrets of ancient beauty rituals as this luxurious oil bestows upon your skin a youthful glow and radiant vitality, reminiscent of the legendary allure of Minoan beauties.

Dermatologically tested.

100 ml / 3.3 fl.oz.

Key Benefits
  • Restores elasticity
  • Skin detoxification
  • Nourishes and hydrates skin
How to Use

Shake well before each use to activate the saffron. Use on your décolletage, shoulders, legs and/or hair. Apply after a shower for maximum hydration.




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Saffron from Crete

The Cretan crocus has roots in ancient Greek mythology and culture. Legend has it that the Greek god Zeus transformed his mortal lover Crocus into a saffron flower after he perished. Saffron, derived from the stigma of the crocus flower, was highly esteemed in ancient Greece and used for medicinal, culinary, and ceremonial purposes.

The Minoans, an ancient civilization that thrived on the island of Crete from around 2700 to 1450 BCE, are believed to have cultivated saffron extensively. Archaeological excavations have uncovered evidence of saffron's use in Minoan frescoes and artifacts, suggesting its importance in their culture and economy.

Saffron trade flourished in the Mediterranean region, including Crete, during antiquity. Saffron was highly valued for its vibrant color, aromatic flavor, and medicinal properties, making it a coveted commodity among traders and merchants.

Hero Ingredients

Saffron: It has good penetrating properties leaving the driest and sensitive skin smooth and relieved. It has excellent emollient quality. It has good improvement on restoring flexibility of the skin. Strengthens the skin barrier, has a hydrating natural action, reduces the inflammatory response that causes redness, itching and stinging. The antioxidant properties of crocin can help fight this oxidative stress and inflammation.

Dittany oil: Possesses emollient properties, which can help moisturize and hydrate the skin. It can help replenish lost moisture and improve the skin's hydration levels, leaving it soft, smooth, and supple.

Under My Skin

User How Cretan Crocus helps skin elasticity?

  1. Stimulation of Collagen Production: Saffron contains compounds like crocin and crocetin, which have been studied for their potential to stimulate collagen production in the skin. Collagen is a structural protein that provides support and elasticity to the skin. By increasing collagen synthesis, saffron may help improve skin firmness and elasticity, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  2. Antioxidant Protection: Saffron is rich in antioxidants, including crocin, crocetin, and safranal, which help protect the skin from oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Free radicals can degrade collagen and elastin fibers in the skin, leading to loss of elasticity and premature aging. By neutralizing free radicals, saffron helps preserve the skin's structural integrity and elasticity.
  3. Anti-inflammatory Effects: Chronic inflammation can impair collagen synthesis and contribute to skin aging. Saffron has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce inflammation in the skin, promoting a healthier environment for collagen production. By calming inflammation, saffron supports the skin's natural repair processes and may help maintain elasticity.
  4. Hydration and Moisture Retention: Proper hydration is essential for maintaining skin elasticity. Saffron oil and extracts have moisturizing properties that help hydrate the skin and improve its ability to retain moisture. Well-hydrated skin is more elastic and resilient, reducing the likelihood of sagging and wrinkles.
  5. Protection Against UV Damage: Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can accelerate skin aging and diminish elasticity. Saffron contains carotenoids, such as crocin and crocetin, which have photoprotective properties. These compounds help protect the skin from UV-induced damage, preserving collagen and elastin fibers and maintaining skin elasticity.

Can I use it as a bath oil?

Here are some tips for using bath oil effectively:

  1. Add to Warm Bathwater: Add a small amount of bath oil to warm bathwater as the tub is filling. This allows the oil to disperse evenly in the water and creates a luxurious bath experience.
  2. Mix with Bath Salts: For an extra indulgent bath, mix bath oil with bath salts before adding them to the water. This combination helps to soften and moisturize the skin while promoting relaxation.
  3. Moisturize After Bathing: While bath oil provides hydration, it's still a good idea to moisturize your skin after bathing, especially if you have dry or sensitive skin. Apply a body lotion or cream to lock in moisture and keep your skin soft and smooth.
  4. Be Mindful of Slippery Surfaces: Bath oils can make the tub slippery, so be cautious when getting in and out of the bath to avoid accidents. Consider using a bath mat or placing a towel on the bottom of the tub for added traction.

How this product smells?

This vibrant fragrance is a symphony of freshness, bursting with invigorating notes of neroli and verdant green leaves. Sparkling herbal accents dance alongside, adding a lively dimension to the composition.

At its heart, an exquisite neroli accord takes center stage, enveloped by the delicate embrace of jasmine flowers and infused with the aromatic essence of honey blossoms. This harmonious blend creates a sense of intimacy and warmth, inviting you to bask in its uplifting aura.

With its energetic character and captivating aroma, this fragrance naturally awakens the senses and uplifts the mood, leaving a trail of vitality and joy in its wake.