In a recent research paper published in the official Journal of American Nutrition, the unique benefits of turmeric, also known as curcuma longa, have been revealed.
Few natural products have demonstrated the range of protective and therapeutic promise as have turmeric and its principal bioactive components, the curcuminoids. Turmeric and its main bioactive components – curcumin, desmethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin – have many biological effects, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumor, antibacterial, and antiviral activities.
Besides its food value, turmeric is also an old and effective herbal ingredient in oriental beauty enhancing applications. Because of powerful healing and revitalizing properties, it has been used in beauty products for thousands of years. The harsh pharma-based formulations weaken the living tissue in the dermis (that is beneath the epidermis). (Epidermis is the upper layer, consisting of several rows of living cells, covered with a horny layer of dead cells. These are constantly being shed and replaced by the cells from the deeper layer, the dermis. Dermis is also called ‘true skin’ as it is supplied with nutrients from the blood stream; it contains supporting tissue, which gives the skin its tone and resilience.
Turmeric has amazing curative properties that supports the dermis tissue; it creates epidermal stimulation for new cell growth, its antioxidant properties are ideal for cellular rejuvenation and repair. With its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric eliminates infection-causing bacteria without stripping away the skin’s natural oils and water.
After having experimented turmeric with different combinations of herbal ingredients, Herbally Radiant launched a powerful skin-friendly face mask “Turmeric & ClayMask” in powder form. With kaolin and bentonite clay and mixing it with Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin C Ester, this has become a very popular face mask formulation for our customers. Priced at $ 23.90 (shipping free), this is the best natural face mask presently available, both for normal and sensitive skin types.