Saffron and Bougainvillea Bi-floral Cells®
Bougainvillea is a small thorny vine. Its flowers are discreet, small and white, but each cluster is surrounded by purple leaves which give the plant its bright colour. Native to Brazil, it thrives in the sunny South of France, but prefers to be sheltered from the wind and cold snaps during spring.
Saffron is native to Crete, and its precious flower provides the world's most spice of the same name. Saffron is harvested only in the morning and the process consists of cutting the pistil which is then dehydrated. Present on all continents, it likes temperate regions and full sunshine.
Their traditional properties
Bougainvillea's blossoming period extends from May to September and it is used mainly as an ornamental plant. Saffron has been used for thousands of years as a pigment for dyes, a calming and sedating medicinal herb, and in the formulation of cosmetic products.
NUXE has chosen to encapsulate active molecules from Saffron Flowers, with proven regenerative properties, botanical cells derived from Bougainvillea leaves, having a similar membrane to skin lipids, guaranteeing excellent compatibility with the skin. Resulting from the blend of two floral active ingredients with beneficial anti-aging properties, BI-Floral Cells® are a real technological feat: these new-generation botanical have a continuous, targeted action over a 12-hour period and contribute to skin renewal by stimulating the generation of new major cells. Encapsulation makes Saffron Flower extracted more effective, and an in vitro test on the active ingredient thus demonstrated that Bi-Floral Cells® help stimulate skin cell renewal. This technology has been patented by our research laboratory (3 FR patents).