Passion guided the research. After many years, the Abbate Y La Mantia family finally discovers the natural method to maximize the effects of saffron and transform it into cosmetic products with unique characteristics. The family for the past 20 years has been cultivating, with traditional methods, pure saffron in pistils in the wonderful Maremma hills of the province of Grosseto.
Abbate Y La Mantia represents a "maniacal" scientific and creative research that has managed to maximize the cosmetic effects of saffron. The rediscovery and improvement of ancient procedures and methods allow you to keep the active ingredients unaltered to give you your Natural Daily Luxury every day. They are the result of a slow and traditional cultivation and harvest. The saffron pistils are obtained from the dried stigma of the flower, strictly collected by hand to avoid damaging the other parts of the plant. To make a kilo of saffron it is necessary to manually harvest about 170,000 flowers, in six weeks (flowering period) and to keep the properties of the spice unaltered it must be harvested during the early hours of the morning.
The great work it requires makes this spice the most expensive in the world.
The use of saffron pistils in other areas was born from the rediscovery of its cosmetic principles, well known over 3500 years ago.