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Ingredient in Focus: Turmeric

Ingredient in Focus: Turmeric

Why is Turmeric in Skincare beneficial?

At Beauty Expert HQ, we’re always looking into new skincare ingredients to boost our routines. Whether an ingredient promises hydration, firmness, or radiance, we’re eager to give it a try. One of the newest ingredients we’ve discovered is turmeric. Not just a spice in your kitchen cupboard, turmeric in skincare can be so much more.

This vibrant orange root is hailed as a beauty hero due to its miracle antioxidant properties, helping to brighten, soothe irritation, fight pollution, and treat blemishes. What makes this ingredient so special is that it is anti-bacterial, anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory, meaning it can provide a multitude of benefits for a variety of skin types.

We were most intrigued by the promise of protection against pollution, sun damage and the formation of wrinkles. In essence, turmeric is a gentle alternative to retinol. Turmeric in beauty products is becoming increasingly more common and we’ve found four easy ways to incorporate turmeric into your routine.

4 Ways to Add Turmeric to your Beauty Regime

The Turmeric Serum

For a more intense effect, we enjoy using turmeric as a leave-on treatment. The ESPA Optimal Proserum is formulated with a cocktail of super food ingredients such as sunflower seed oil, clove extract and jasmine extract, as well as turmeric. Apply to cleansed skin and massage well. With continued use, skin will appear more radiant and blemishes less visible.

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The Turmeric Booster Treatment

If you’re looking for a skincare booster, we love the Verso Antioxidant Booster. Another type of serum for the skin, this is a more potent blend to supercharge your skincare routine in one simple step. This botanist’s elixir contains turmeric to provide anti-inflammatory benefits, and Vitamin E and Oat lipids to improve the skin’s ability to retain moisture. This makes it an ideal weekly treatment.

The Turmeric Beauty Blend

If you prefer to add new ingredients to your snacks, we discovered the Mauli Rituals Strength and Spirit Alchemy Blend to be the perfect turmeric meal topper. Providing wellness benefits to support the immune system, digestive system, and skin health, you’ve found your new fix-all remedy.

The Turmeric Facial Oil

Facial oils serve a variety of functions: to smooth and balance the complexion, to add nourishment, and to minimise the effects of skin conditions such as rosacea, acne and inflammation. The Oskia Restoration Oil is a high-performance facial oil that focuses on increasing suppleness, elasticity and radiance. With the inclusion of rosehip oil and turmeric, these ingredients work in harmony to fight free radical damage and add luminosity.

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