Herb: Krocus Kozanis / Crocus Sativas
Krocus flower, grows in Kozani, North Greece. Its cultivation is a century-old
tradition carried out by locals of the 20 surrounding villages to this day.
1. Soil Lab
The Kozani Saffron Producers Cooperative is based in the Krocus village, in Kozani. The 1,000 farmers- members of the Cooperative keep traditions alive, while infusing generations to come with their inherited mastery and deep knowledge on Krocus cultivation. Around 400,000 bulbs/hectare are planted during summer months and those bulbs will grow to beautiful flowers for the next 6-7 years. The Krocus flowers are collected each October. The production of precious Greek Saffron made from the flowers delicate, yet powerful dried red stigmas, is a manual and time-consuming process, requiring attention to detail.
Krokus blossoms only once a year, every October, for barely two weeks, creating a purple carpet effect as far as the eye can see.
The flowers are harvested daily, right after the morning dew has evaporated when Krocus antioxidants are at their peak.
After all the flowers have been collected, the fields look empty, but by dawn Krocus blooms once again, blanketing the fields in these rare beautiful purple flowers. Petals are separated by hand from the Saffron stigmas and stamens, immediately after being picked, followed by the drying process of the stigmas, ensuring that the Saffron is at its highest potency.
A 150.000 blooms hand-picked by the villagers during the harvest, yield only 1 kilo of Krocus stigmas. A painstaking process, making Krocus Kozanis PDO* -the world’s best Saffron quality as per the ISO 3632 TS standard- more valuable than gold itself.
2. Extraction Lab
The precious Greek Saffron stigmas are taken to the KORRES Extraction Lab and stored in stable humidity and temperature conditions, while undergoing strict controls to ensure specific quality parameters, as per the ISO 3632 standard.
The extraction takes place at the environmentally-friendly, certified KORRES Extraction Facility. Using the cold maceration method and 100% natural, skin-friendly solvents, we ensure that the qualities of our potent natural actives are sustained.
The flower’s red stigmas are a rich source of superior-antioxidant crocins. We produce an extract, featuring a bright orange color and a uniquely fresh scent.
Our Golden Krocus formula contains literally day-fresh Greek Saffron extract to maintain its maximum antioxidant potency.
Appearance: Liquid, orange color, clear /
Shelf life: Limited / Composition: Water,
Crocus sativus stigmas extract /
Production time: 1 day / Certifications and
Standards: ISO 3632, Spices, Saffron
(Crocus sativus L.) - ISO 14001 and
ECOCERT, Εxtraction Facility - ISO 16128,
Natural ingredients - Certification of
organic production of plant material /
Production method: Cold maceration /
Plant ingredient functions (INCI): Skin-
Golden Krocus Hydra-Filler Plumping Cream
Golden Krocus Ageless Elixir