From golden lattes, DIY salves and now onto our bathroom shelves, turmeric is the golden spice ingredient that’s been creating a buzz in the beauty realm for years, and even longer in Southeast Asian cultures. With a long history of medicinal use, turmeric derives its benefits from the chemical compound curcumin which has fantastic anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial properties, making it an incredibly useful ingredient in many beauty products. Think reduced redness, less free radical damage, and a reduction in blemishes. Below I’ve put together a list of turmeric-filled favourites.
Best for: Dry skin
KORA ORGANICS Turmeric Glow Moisturizer
If winter has left your skin feeling a little dull and flaky, then this one's for you! This moisturiser has a beautifully thick, nourishing texture that does wonders for instantly plumping and hydrating the skin. It’s also great for calming redness and irritation. Not only will you experience the soothing effects of turmeric, but you may also see long-term brightening effects from the vitamin C, licorice root and lactic acid. Just don’t forget to follow up with your SPF!
Best for: Breakout prone skin
EDIBLE BEAUTY Turmeric Beauty Latte *back in stock soon
If serums are more your vibe, then this is an easy one to incorporate as it works well within any day or night routine. It has a lightweight watery texture, which sinks in quickly and won’t interfere with other products or makeup. Along with turmeric, it blends other botanical extracts such as licorice root, snow mushroom and white cyprus leaf to naturally clarify and brighten the skin. It's a great one for calming and balancing acne prone skin, and may help reduce the red marks left by blemishes.
Best for: Signs of ageing
CLARINS Double Serum Eye
While you might be aware of this one's iconic older sibling, Double Serum, Clarins has recently introduced a version specially designed for the sensitive eye area. It contains a similar oil and gel dual phase formula to the original, with its blend of 12 plant extracts including turmeric. While serum-like in texture, it packs enough hydration to give a temporary plumping effect on fine lines. And don’t be put off by the oil in the mix, this doesn’t feel at all oily, so it sits well under makeup and concealer.
Best for: Whole body benefits
TONIK ORGANIC Turmeric Capsules
Want all the health benefits of turmeric, not just the skin benefits? Tonik’s capsules make it easy to reap all the anti-inflammatory perks of the spice without having to go overboard with it in your cooking. While ingesting turmeric may support the skin barrier and help mitigate some of the effects of skin inflammation, its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits are more far reaching. This means potential benefits such as improved gut health, immune support, and helping with muscle soreness.
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