Until recently, turmeric has mainly been resigned to our kitchens, used occasionally in a DIY face mask after a busy week has left our skin lack lustre. Not any more – having exploded into the beauty and wellness market, this humble spice now features in a wide range of products, from cleansers and masks to foundations and concealers, all keen to make use of its endless beautifying benefits.
The secret ingredient is turmeric’s curcumin, which fights the bacteria that causes blemishes along with neutralising certain enzymes that cause inflammation. In the process, it improves complexions by soothing irriation and eczema flare-ups while preventing acne and boosting your skin’s glow. Turmeric also a powerful antioxidant that can fight free radicals, and is widely used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine.
Want to reap the benefits? Of course you do. These turmeric-infused products are the best on the market right now, and most definitely worth adding to your beauty arsenal.
Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque
Dubbed an instant facial designed to reinvigorate skin with a concoction of cranberry and turmeric extracts, this cult products removes dirt while exfoliating your skin without any irritation.
INFO: Available at Kiehl’s stories nationwide
Sunday Riley CEO Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil
Boasting a blend of advanced Vitamin C, turmeric and evening primrose oil, this brightening and hydrating face oil works to protect skin from free radical damage while covering up any signs of dullness.
INFO: Available at Sephora
Aveda Tulasara Firming Sleeping Masque
Designed to work while you sleep, this calming face mask is made from 97 per ent naturally-derived ingredients, including turmeric and licorice root extract which help visibly righten skin, while plant hydrators help deliver immediate moisture.
INFO: Available at Aveda
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
This bestselling foundation contains turmeric extract to make skin appear radiant and even. Simply apply a small amount to the centre of your face and blend it outwards with a foundation brush or beauty blender for a smooth finish.
INFO: Available at NARS counters nationwide
Natura Bissé Diamond Lip Booster
Blended with a hint of Capsicum for an instant pluming effect, simply massage the metal applicator over the lips and turmeric oil will work to protect your lips against external elements.
INFO: Available at Natura Bissé counters nationwide
Kora Organics Turmeric Brightening and Exfoliating Mask
Targeting clogged pores while helping to resurface, rejuvenate and reinvigorate the skin, this 2-in-1 face mask uses turmeric to exfoliate, leaving the skin with a healthy new glow.
INFO: Available at net-a-porter.com
- Words by Naomi Chadderton