Turmeric doesn't just belong in your favourite foods

It's time to spice up your skincare

  • 12.11.2021

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We’ll be real with you: In its raw form, it is bright orange, and seems rather out of place in one’s skincare routine. And yet, it’s being touted to be the ingredient to use to bring out your natural glow. That’s right, we’re talking about turmeric; a middle-eastern spice known to brighten skin, fight acne, as well as reduce pigmentation. With its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, it has long built up its street cred in places like India, where it is more commonly used. Beauty giants have, however, recently caught on, and are incorporating it into formulas to create the best brightening products on the market. We’ve rounded up some of our favourites, below.  

Kora Organics Turmeric 2-in-1 Brightening & Exfoliating Mask

The Australian brand has made a name for itself for using organic ingredients so your skin can get the most out of what nature has to offer. Aside from turmeric which brightens and evens skin tone, the mask also consists of papaya enzymes. This gently exfoliates dead skin cells and diminishes the appearance of any scars and blemishes. They also work together to reduce visible signs of ageing, all while smoothing out uneven skin texture.

Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask

We’d go so far as to dub it the perfect pick-me-up after a long week of work. Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask brightens dull, fatigued skin, recharging and energising it to look more radiant and fresh. The scattering of crushed cranberry seeds also gently exfoliates without it being too harsh, leaving you with a softer, smoother complexion all around. We love it because it’s good for all skin types, so everyone will get to benefit from this instant facial. 

Clarins Double Serum

This baby is a cult-favourite — for good reason. Their Double Serum is their best selling product to date, where it contains 21 plant extracts, including turmeric, to brighten and boost skin radiance in a mere seven days. It also is a great anti-ageing product — it tightens pores, reduces wrinkles, and best of all, increases skin firmness and glow. 

Sunday Riley C.E.O Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil

Pumped with vitamin C and turmeric, Sunday Riley’s hydrating oil gives your skin a much-needed antioxidant boost for a perfect dewy glow. You’ll see your dark spots on your skin brighten, while fine lines are gradually eradicated. It’s a top pick for us because unlike most facial oils, it doesn’t leave you feeling all greasy and gross, but still nourishes your skin all the same. 

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First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Ginger & Turmeric Vitamin C Jelly Mask

Have crazy stressed out skin? This jelly mask might just save you. Packed with superfoods like ginger and turmeric, it brightens tired skin, while the jelly mask delivers an amazing burst of cooling hydration. Yup, it’s exactly what your red and irritated skin needs to calm down.