Health-food-inspired beauty potions can be a little absurd. (Remember kale-infused nail polish? We barely do, either.) But turmeric-laced skin care isn’t that. Studies have shown that curcumin, a chemical compound found in turmeric, can decrease UV damage (it’s a natural antioxidant) and clear up acne (it’s also antibacterial) when applied to skin. It may also reduce collagen breakdown when taken orally, says Rachel Nazarian, a dermatologist in New York City.
In fact, we know several dermatologists who take a turmeric supplement every morning. “It can prevent conditions, including skin redness, hair loss, and cardiovascular disease, which are caused by inflammation,” says West Islip, New York-based board-certified dermatologist Kavita Mariwalla, M.D. She’s a believer — she pops a 500-milligram pill daily.
Below are 14 skin-care products that utilize the power of the goldenrod spice.
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