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Turmeric: the acne-busting superstar you need in your beauty arsenal

Turmeric: the acne-busting superstar you need in your beauty arsenal

Soothes! Detoxifies! Balances! Nourishes! Leaves skin perfectly clear! Will even help you complete that tricky puzzle!

It almost sounds too good to be true. But (spoiler alert) it’s not 😊

When it comes to being a bit of a superhero, turmeric really is king. We’ve known for yonks that it’s a superfood, but now turmeric is making waves in the beauty world.

The traditional Indian spice - which you may have only seen in your takeout tikka masala - is being used to treat skin issues like acne and dullness. Some people are even using the ingredient to whiten their teeth. Actually, as I’m typing this I’m sipping the last few drops of my golden milk (a blend of turmeric and nut milk) – it’s delish and goes an absolute TREAT with chocolate 😉

Bursting with anti-inflammatory properties and jam-packed with natural antioxidants, turmeric really is the secret ingredient you didn’t know your skin needed. And it’s the fastest way to bid “adieu” to acne.

Of course, in true multitasking style, it doesn’t just target acne. Turmeric is also great for combating UV damage, reducing redness and detoxifying your skin. Here’s the lowdown…

Why turmeric gets a good rap

Traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine and cooking, over the last decade turmeric has become a ‘wonder spice’ (Hey, not all superheroes wear capes!). From easing pain and warding off a case of the sniffles to kick-starting a sluggish metabolism, there’s little surprise that turmeric is feeling the love.

When it comes to evidence, most of this rests with its most active ingredient – curcumin (pronounced kerr-coo-min). This is the cool yellow component!

Curcumin contains a bunch of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which can help with inflammation, defend against oxidative damage (that’s your day to day damage i.e. life!!) and assist in regenerating new cells.

It’s an ace acne buster

When it comes to acne, it is turmeric’s anti-inflammatory prowess that helps reduce acne-associated redness and calm your skin.

Meanwhile, its antibacterial and antiseptic benefits put up a burly fight against bacteria. This can help reduce existing acne and prevent future breakouts. Hooray!

One-trick pony? No siree!

Don’t have acne? You can still reap the many other skincare benefits of this superstar ingredient.

One of turmeric’s key advantages is its antioxidant activity. This enables it to tackle nasty free radicals and neutralise the damage they cause to skin cells. The long and short of it: turmeric can help protect your skin’s collagen stores (good for firm, plump skin) and slow premature ageing.

But wait…that’s not all. Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory abilities aren’t just great for getting rid of acne — they can help bring about a brighter, clearer complexion.

How to incorporate turmeric into your skin regime (read: how not to turn your face yellow!)

The only downside? Raw turmeric has a vibrant marigold hue, which means it can stain your clothes, bedsheets, and even your skin. That's why it can be easier to invest in skincare products infused with turmeric rather than slather it directly onto your mug 😉

For a super simple way to enjoy the skin-loving benefits of turmeric without the hassle of stained skin, check out our new Sunrise Over C Mattifying Facial Oil (which is getting some fabulous reviews!).

'Sunrise Over C' Mattifying Facial Oil (with Vitamin C)


If you have easily irritated, blemish prone, oily or combination skin can simply apply 1-2 drops to damp skin to gain the blemish-busting, glow-getting benefits.

The Sunrise Over C is mattifying, calms the appearance of redness and combats breakouts with host of skin-lovers like Lingonberry Oil, Vitamin C, Grapeseed Oil, Jojoba and, of course, turmeric oil to hydrate and clear problematic complexions (and if your complexion isn’t problematic, it’ll boost that glow!).

Another option is to add a few drops of Sunrise Over C to a face mask or your favourite moisturiser to supercharge clear skin results.

If you’re feeling adventurous you can pop some turmeric powder into your Pig In Mud Mineral Mask but you only need the teensiest bit to avoid colouring your skin.

Regardless of how exactly you harness the amazing healing powers of turmeric, your skin will love it!