September 15, 2019 3 min read
Turmeric is the new “hot topic” in the skincare world lately, but did you know that the turmeric plant has been used for over 4000 years for its medicinal properties?
Turmeric seems to be more than just a yummy, spicy, colorful addition to your favorite dish or smoothie.
For centuries, Tumeric has been used by Chinese and Ayurvedic communities as medicine. It has been used to treat a number of health issues, ranging from stomach problems, rashes, and even arthritis.
Although the new turmeric wave is fairly recent, the medical community has been researching the benefits of turmeric for quite some time to study Turmeric’s components and health benefits.
And because of their findings and our own experience as chemists with the benefits of turmeric on skincare, we have added it to our Hydrosol collection!
What is Turmeric?
Turmeric, also known asCurcuma lunga, is a beautiful flowering plant from the same family as ginger. It has long, green leaves and a long stem.
The familiar turmeric spice is derived from the root, or “rhizome,” of theCurcuma lunga. After harvesting the rhizome for about 10 months, it is then dried out and ground up into the golden yellow spice we know today!
Turmeric contains curcumin, which is the bioactive ingredient from which most of turmeric’s benefits are derived.
It also contains many more components, but curcumin is the one that is most studied.
So what exactly does curcumin do?
Stuides have shown that curcumin contains antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, carrying with it major health benefits!
Turmeric and Skincare
So what does this mean for your skin?
Inflammation can be caused by certain skin conditions, and may aggravate others.
The anti-inflammatory properties found in Turmeric can help with calming skin inflammation to address conditions such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema
Glowing skin? Although used as a slogan for many skincare products, Turmeric may actually have that effect on skin.
The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties found in Turmeric can help provide luster and radiance to your skin!
Along with glowing skin, turmeric can also help reduce the hyperpigmentation in your skin. Specifically, it can help reduce the appearance of dark spots and dark acne marks!
Acne can be caused by toxins and bacteria that gets trapped in your pores. The antimicrobial properties in Turmeric can help cleanse and remove those toxins, producing clear skin.
You know what else can cause acne? Inflammation.
We already know that Turmeric contains anti-inflammatory properties. This can help calm your skin and reduce puffiness.
Turmeric and Hello Cider
Hello Cider is committed to bringing you the best products using only beneficial, natural ingredients.
Turmeric is one of them.
We have created the Turmeric hydrosol because of our commitment to you.
You can find all of the benefits of Turmeric in our beautiful, green bottle, including all the benefits of a toner!
Because of our special blend of natural ingredients that include Apple Cider Vinegar, all of our toners contain antiseptic and antifungal properties.
This helps remove harmful bacteria from your skin, balances your skin’s pH, and cleanses and hydrates your skin.
It’s the perfect toner, especially for this new season!
All of our products are cruelty-free, vegan, and sourced with love.
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