Turmeric has been a wonder powder for many years. Now, it’s a power ingredient in the beauty industry. Stylist reveals the turmeric-based products you need to get your hands on.
In recent years, turmeric exploded into the health market, with fitness fanatic swearing by its anti-inflammatory properties. The multi-purpose powder has eventually made its way into the beauty industry and it now features in a wide range of products, from cleansers and masks to foundations and concealers.
But is it really worth the hype? Dr Catherine Borysiewicz, Consultant Dermatologist at the Cadogan Clinic, explained to Stylist.co.uk, “Studies have indicated that turmeric has beneficial properties for our skin”. Turmeric contains a chemical compound called curcumin, which reduces UV damage.
Curcumin also has anti-bacterial properties. Dr Borysiewicz adds that the chemical can help to control sebum production, “which may be beneficial to those experiencing acne or oily skin conditions”.
In order to reap the benefits, it’s worth sprinkling some turmeric-infused beauty products into your beauty arsenal. Dr Borysiewicz recommends, “incorporating turmeric-based beauty products such as serums and cleansers on a daily basis as well as face masks on a twice weekly basis may help achieve bright, healthy complexions.”
Here’s our top picks…
Julep Cushion Complexion 5-in-1 Perfector
A turmeric-infused concealer may seem odd at first, but it’s actually quite clever. Turmeric extract gives the formula a brightening effect. Available in 18 shades.
Kiehl’s Turmeric and Cranberry Energising Radiance Mask
This nifty little jar is a cult product for a reason. Extracts of turmeric and cranberry get rid of dirt and exfoliate the complexion.
Elemental Herbology Muscle Melt Balm
Soothe tired muscles with this miracle product. Turmeric works to stimulate blood circulation, while relieving any aches and pain.
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
This bestselling foundation contains turmeric extract to make skin appear radiant and even.
Aveda Tulasara Wedding Face Masque
Inspired by the traditional pithi ceremony in India (which sees brides and grooms covered in a turmeric paste before their wedding), this overnight mask revives dull skin.
Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover
This oil-based remover dissolves signs of make-up, while turmeric root extract leaves skin soft.
Sunday Riley CEO C+E Micro-Dissolve Cleansing Oil
Effective without leaving skin tight, this oil cleanser contains turmeric and vitamin C to keep skin calm and clean.
Peter Thomas Roth 24k Gold Cleansing Butter
Kasturi turmeric, honey and chamomile butter team up to make a power trio that’s brightening as well as hydrating.
ESPA Optimal Skin ProSerum
There’s nothing quite like patting a serum into clean skin. This one provides a hit of moisture, while turmeric leaves skin radiant.
First Aid Beauty Hello Fab Ginger & Turmeric Vitamin C Jelly Mask
Leave this mask on your skin for 10 minutes and prepare to be pleasantly surprised by the glowing results.
Natura Bisse Diamond Lip Booster
Simply massage the metal applicator over the lips and turmeric oil will work to protect your lips against damaging environmental factors.
Perricone MD Pre:Empt Daily Foaming Cleanser
This comforting cleanser rids the skin of oil and dirt, while leaving it soft.
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