Saffron is a spice commonly used in this part of the world. But a potent anti-ageing treatment? Not many would have guessed the power of the relatively humble saffron flower. Harvesting the precious pistil of the flower from the high plains of the Moroccan Atlas, the experts at Yves Saint Laurent Beauté have infused this into their latest Or Rouge product, an innovative mask-in-creme that gives you plumper, firmer and smoother skin.


The balm-like texture feels fantastic on the skin and can be used either as leave-on mask, a comforting balm or as a cream. Have a big night out? Apply this as a flash treatment. Leave it on for 15 minutes and simply rinse it off, and your skin will look energised and radiant. All the better to slap on your makeup after. Want a more luxurious treat after a hard day? Apply this with the accompanying petal-shaped brush, leave on for 15 minutes or so and massage the excess product into the skin. It's even great on a flight. Apply a thick layer as a soothing balm and it will give skin instant nutrition and comfort, protecting skin from the nasty, and super-dry cabin air.


$389. At Yves Saint Laurent Beauté stores and counters