TIME FOR TURMERIC
Beauty And The Blog recently posted Pierce Mattie’s prediction that turmeric will be a major skincare player in 2009 as an antiseptic to aid in preventing and removing blemishes, in hair removal products to help slow down the re-growth of hair, and in the formulation of sunscreens.
In The Makeup scoped out this list of Turmeric-full products:
In France, Skeen + Vegeticals created Vegetical Milk Infusion, which claims to cleanse and purify skin from pollution and makeup, even around the eyes. The product contains a high concentration of turmeric, enriched with rosemary floral water and sweet almond oil. Vegeticals is a new line of ECOCERT plant-based skin care made with plant roots from traditional medicine.
Khadi Sandal Herbal Face Pack for dry skin is said to remove fine lines, blackheads and dark circles under the eyes, while conditioning the under-nourished skin. This product should be mixed with fresh milk (honey or water) to make a paste. It can be applied to face, neck and hands.
In Japan, Clinique introduced Derma White Protect & Brighten Eye System. This two-step eye treatment contains separate day and night creams for the eye area. The brightening (night) cream claims to hydrate and lighten the appearance of dark spots over time. The protective (day) cream contains SPF 15/PA++ and helps seal in brightening benefits and prevent new darkening.
Origins Conditioning Lip Balm With Turmeric. This lip treatment highlights turmeric’s rejuvenating characteristics. The company’s Cyber White EX range uses concentrated turmeric extract to help reduce the appearance of “barely visible dark spots just beneath the skin’s surface.”
Dr. Andrew Weil Mega-Mushroom Skin-Calming Face Mask. It contains a blend of mushroom extracts with ginger, holy basil and turmeric. The mask is designed to reduce redness and is recommended for use after exposure to stresses such as excessive sun, windburn and waxing in order to quickly calm dry and damaged skin. It also claims to revitalize and restore radiance to stressed skin and rebuild a protective barrier against future irritation.
Liérac’s sun care range contains turmeric for its antioxidant benefits. The Solaire Anti-Wrinkle Eye Contour Sun Cream features SPF 30 sunscreen to protect the eye area and prevent wrinkles from appearing. The formula also contains mineral sun filters, sweet almond extract and prickly pear.
Korres Natural Products Watermelon Lightweight Tinted Moisturizer is an oil-free, SPF 30, high protection, lightweight cream. It is formulated with watermelon extract, vanilla and Turmeric extracts. It claims to prevent photo-aging, decrease erythema (redness of the skin caused by capillary congestion) and provide antioxidant protection.
In The Makeup Says: We’re so used to anti-acne products being drying – we’re thrilled to discover that turmeric does the job while also preventing dryness. Turmeric has also been shown to slow the aging process and wrinkle formation. We’ve been adding a pinch of it to lunch or dinner too – eating turmeric can assist in remodeling of damaged skin and aid in fat metabolism.