Turmeric is an ancient, holistic root that is native to South Asia, especially India. Its instantly recognizable yellow color gives food and drinks an iconic glow, but did you know that turmeric in skincare has immense benefits, too?
What is Turmeric?
This spice looks very similar to ginger root (it’s even in the same family) but has a vivid orange color once you peel back the rough skin.
In its most common form, turmeric is dried and then ground into a powder for use in herbal medicines, foods, and beauty products. However, it can also be grated to get similar results with a fresher taste.
It has a deep, earthy, slightly bitter taste that is almost reminiscent of black pepper. If you have ever tasted a curry, you’ll know exactly the flavor we’re talking about.
The History of Turmeric
This funky-looking root, nicknamed “Indian saffron” by Marco Polo, has been used in India for over 6000 years for religious, health, food, and beauty purposes. Since then, it has traveled all over the world and is a highly sought-after spice, especially in its raw root form.
It is typically found in curries, soups, and meat and vegetable dishes. It is also found in golden milk (among other drinks), a traditional milk drink that is drunk to prevent illness and reduce the length of colds in ancient cultures.
Additionally, it’s a potent yellow dye used to color fabrics a bright, sunny, happy color.
In certain religious Indian rituals, turmeric and other spices are burned to send prayers to gods and goddesses as well as to cleanse the air of unkind spirits and impurities. Young people about to be married are rubbed with a turmeric paste in order to get a natural glow, too.
Benefits of Turmeric
Clinical trials have shown promising effects of turmeric in inflammatory diseases, including arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and even cancer, as well as a handful of other health conditions.
Turmeric contains a potent antioxidant called curcumin, which is known for its ability to reduce inflammation (including chronic inflammation), lower blood pressure, and boost digestion. Therefore, it’s no surprise that turmeric dietary supplements have been sprouting up at health stores!
The history of turmeric in skincare is vast. Because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, turmeric extracts and powders help to reduce the redness and puffiness of breakouts while curbing pesky free radicals.
Additionally, it has antimicrobial and antifungal properties, which means that it battles both fungal and bacterial breakouts from the surface inward.
However, turmeric and curcumin are best known for their ability to reduce the appearance of dark spots for a brighter, more even skin tone. Though the yellow pigment in the root does a great job of staining clothing, pure, organic turmeric does not stain the skin.
Turmeric from the supermarket is often cut with artificial dyes or other fillers to make it cheaper to produce. If you’ve ever tried a DIY turmeric mask and noticed your skin looking a little too yellow after, this is probably what happened.
Because this orange root does a great job brightening the skin, it permanently reduces under-eye darkness caused by hyperpigmentation. It also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by improving collagen production and skin elasticity.
Where to Find Turmeric Skincare Products
Turmeric is referred to as a “superfood” for a reason, but you definitely need to add it to your skincare routine for optimal benefits, too!
Keep on Beaming Face Mask
NuOrganic is happy to present our newest creation: the Keep on Beaming Face Mask!
We combined our critically acclaimed PhytoCellular plant stem cell technology with turmeric, aloe vera, Vitamin E, hops extract, and clay. This mask is detoxifying, glow-enhancing, boosts collagen production, calms and heals breakouts, kills bacteria and other zit-causing germs, and deeply hydrates the skin.
Be sure to check out this new turmeric clay mask (hyperlink here) and read the full benefits list!
This 100% natural product is designed to work hand-in-hand with the skin to create smooth, clear, dewy skin by targeting the problem rather than the symptom(s). Here at NuOrganic, we believe that healing the body with both nature and science is crucial.
Benefits of These Ingredients
Aloe vera has been used to combat inflammation and redness in various cultures for centuries. It is also a powerful antibacterial and antifungal that combats those tiny, pesky pimples you can’t seem to get rid of.
Vitamin E is an essential nutrient associated with moisture retention and free radical protection. It’s also an excellent anti-inflammatory.
Hops (yes, the stuff beer is made of) extract helps boost circulation in the skin and is deeply moisturizing. Some people have even seen eczema and psoriasis relief!
NuOrganic is an evidence-based natural skincare company that aims to help its users reach their anti-aging, anti-acne, brightening, anti-dryness, anti-oil, and hypoallergenic skin goals. Our team of 10 carefully trained, and highly experienced researchers handpick every ingredient that goes into our products.
We use carefully extracted plant-based stem cells that regenerate the skin from the inside out. This heals everything from the cells deep within your skin to the microbiome that sits on top of it.
We donate a percentage of our profits (much more than the industry standard) to cancer, stem cell, and autism research to help make the world a healthier, happier place.
100% of our products are cruelty free and vegan 100% of the time because we believe that animals are our friends!
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Check out our About Us page to discover the full velocity of our skincare mission and sort our product catalog by category or concern to find just what you need.
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