Once only known for its culinary qualities — its ability to elevate a curry is unparalleled — the herbaceous plant turmeric has since barrelled over onto our wellness radar, enhancing our skincare regimes thanks to its wondrous antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Shifting the spice from your pantry to your bathroom cabinets will serve well for those who experience everything from rosacea and eczema to acne, where the curcumin compound found in turmeric fights off pimple-producing bacteria.
Still not sold? The multifaceted orange powder may just be the new fountain of youth — the spice has been proven to protect against the ageing effects of the sun and wrinkle-inducing free-radicals. From a relaxing face mask to a simple moisturiser, here we’ve scouted out the best skin care products for every step of your regime.
The Mask: Kora Organics Turmeric Brightening & Exfoliating Mask
Organic turmeric, papaya enzymes, aspen bark, rosehip and peppermint join forces to create the ultimate skincare A-team. Their combined properties refine tone and texture, brighten, deeply detox the pores and promote skin cell renewal.
The Serum: Dr. Dennis Gross Triple C Peptide Firming Serum
Dr Dennis Gross combines three forms of Vitamin C with peptides and the magic orange ingredient to create a serum that rebuilds collagen and promotes skin repair. Simply apply 2-3 drops every morning and night, gently massage into the skin and let the blend work its magic.
The Moisturiser: Clarins Daily Energiser Cream
A wholly refreshing and lightweight moisturiser, Clarins’ Daily Energiser cream provides an energizing effect while diminishing minor imperfections, thanks to its unique blend of turmeric, vitamin C and alchemilla extracts.
The Oil: RMS Beauty, Beauty Oil
Comprising jojoba seed oil, turmeric and vanilla extract with a deluge of other nourishing exotic oils and herbal extracts, its this beauty oil from RMS that really serves as an all-natural beauty must-have a formula which helps skin appear fuller, plumper and more radiant looking.
The Toner: Sunday Riley Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner
Perfect for those with sensitive, issue prone skin, this cooling gel mixes cucumber, turmeric, witch hazel and green tea to create the ultimate soothing formula. The gel, which melts into a water toner upon being massaged into the skin, additionally works as the perfect primer, mattifying skin and giving a longer life to your foundation.