When it comes to wonder ingredients, there are not many more powerful than turmeric.
The marigold-coloured spice, also known as Curcuma longa, has long been a staple of Eastern medicine thanks to its anti-inflammatory and skin brightening properties and is now being harnessed by scientists in the beauty industry.
Read on for a round-up of four great turmeric-infused formulas to check out during your next trip to the skincare counter.
Botanical Lab’s Turmeric Blemish Control Clay Mask
Ideal for those with combination or oily complexions, Botanical Lab’s Turmeric Blemish Control Clay Mask helps to unclog pores and remove excess oil without drying the skin. In addition to turmeric, this mask features a combination of Indian clay, kaolin, and witch hazel. And unlike some homemade turmeric masks, this product won’t stain the skin or your bathroom sink! For best results, use it twice weekly.
Sunday Riley’s C.E.O. Glow
This face oil is super popular – and for good reason. Infused with vitamin C and golden turmeric, Sunday Riley’s C.E.O. Glow offers instant vibrancy and radiance. Massage two to three drops as needed into the face, neck, and decolletage each morning and evening.
KORA Organics’ Turmeric Brightening & Exfoliating Mask
Suitable for all skin types, this mask is about as close as you can get to a professional exfoliating treatment at home. Made with a blend of turmeric, papaya, rosehip seeds, and quartz, as well as a hint of invigorating peppermint essential oil, the formula can be used as a scrub to polish the complexion or as a leave-on mask. Use two to three times per week for healthy, glowing skin. If it’s good enough for Miranda Kerr, it’s good enough for us!
Urban Veda’s Radiance Body Oil
Fantastic for dry or dehydrated skin, this formula is made with a combination of warming and earthy herbs to help boost circulation and calm aching muscles. Taking inspiration from the ancient practice of Ayurveda, be sure to roll the bottle back and forth between the palms to warm the oil before dispensing a couple of drops in the palm of the hand and massaging in long sweeping motions along the limbs and joints.