Sourced from the plant Crocus sativus’ flower is the spice known as saffron or kesar. Known to have been in use since centuries as a cleanser and toner, it also has strong anti bacterial properties, hence proving effective against skin infections. As a toner, it unclogs pores by removing dead skin cells and excess oil hence controlling acne too. Saffron is also popular as a complexion lightening and smoothening agent due to its ability to lighten acne scars and tanned, pigmented or blemished skin, and even out and moisturize dry skin.Used as an herbal remedy for years, manjistha is known to cleanse and cool the blood; thus improving the complexion. Its anti-septic properties help clear the skin of a number of skin infections, including the recurrent ones like acne; as well as diseases related to oozing and edema.Turmeric is often used to fight and prevent acne, blackheads and other skin infections, besides disinfecting burns and cuts. Application of turmeric improves blood circulation, while it also rids the skin of acne marks, blemishes and other dark spots; hence making it a popularly used skin lightening agent.Sandal is also a great anti microbial; due to the beta-santalol, one of its prime components. It, thus, not only treats acne break outs and blackheads,soothes skin burns, rashes, inflammation, itching and irritation, while simultaneously proving protection from UV damage."