Skincare Ingredient Spotlight: Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract

What is it?

Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract is an extract from the root of the turmeric plant. Usually we see turmeric being used in cooking, but you can also find it in skincare products.


How does it help my skin?

One of the main components of turmeric, which we focus on, is curcumin.  This is what gives turmeric its bright yellow colour. Curcumin is an antioxidant which means that it can help protect the skin from oxidative damage, and also environmental damage. Turmeric extract has been found to be useful for anti-aging due to containing antioxidants as its helps to decrease the depth of wrinkles. It also helps to even skin tone, contains anti-inflammatory properties and can help calm the skin and reduce redness, and make the skin look radiant, giving you that desired natural glow.

Which Lucy Bee products use it?

You can find it in our:

  • Lucy Bee Reviving Cleansing Cream
  • Lucy Bee Radiance-Boosting Face Cream 


Is it suitable for my skin type?

You’ll find Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract in products that target being anti-aging, and also those that are radiance-boosting.

It’s suitable for all skin types. As mentioned above its beneficial for those that want something with anti-aging properties.

As it contains an antioxidant, and can help to even skin tone, is anti-inflammatory and calm and reduce redness its useful for those with problematic skin. The same can be said for those with sensitive skin, too.

Those with normal skin, turmeric extract can help enhance your natural glow, but also provides protection from oxidative damage, and environmental damage.


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Any information provided by us is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. We always recommend referring your health queries to a qualified medical practitioner. Members of the Lucy Bee team can only offer their best advice. 

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