Seriously, Should You Really Be Putting Turmeric On Your Face?
Turmeric has been associated with healing properties for years. But there’s more to it than just that. Dermatologist Dr Nomphelo Gantsho says, “In recent years this spice has risen in popularity and more people around the world are utilising it to achieve beautiful skin.”
Growing evidence shows that the active component of turmeric, curcumin, can be used medically to treat a variety of dermatological diseases when applied on the skin. More and more skin and beauty products are using curcumin because it has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which is all our skin wants. Turmeric mud mask, anyone? We’ll take two.
Dermalogica Barrier Defense Booster (R1 235)
It’s high time we duck harsh environmental skin damage. In fact, we need as much protection from it as possible. This turmeric root-infused, concentrated oil booster will do just that, while soothing, nourishing and moisturising to restore balance to sensitive skin and defending against dryness and irritation. Available at Dermalogica.
Clarins Double Serum (R880)
This serum is a combination of 21 powerful anti-ageing plant extracts, including turmeric, that are concentrated to help treat visible signs of ageing. It plays five very important roles in the skin – giving it radiance, reducing wrinkles, restoring elasticity, tightening pores and hydrating skin. Yes, please! Available at Clarins.
NeoStrata Enlighten Pigment Controller (R842)
Get rid of pigmentation without any hassle. This night cream contains a colour-free powdered extract from the roots of the turmeric plant called SabiWhite. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, as well as UVB protection. Available at SkinMiles.
Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque (R695)
The formula works as an “instant facial” by brightening and energising dull and fatigued skin to restore a healthy and rosy appearance. With the antioxidant cranberry and the anti-inflammatory turmeric, this invigorating facial masque helps visibly improve the overall look of skin. Available at Red Square.