Curcumin is a component and the principal curcuminoid of the Indian spice turmeric (Curcuma longa), a member of the ginger family and has numerous uses offering a lot of benefits to the skin.
Chemically, is a tautomeric compound existing in enolic form in organic solvents and as a keto form in water.It was first isolated in 1815 when Vogel and Pierre Joseph Pelletier reported the isolation of a "yellow coloring-matter" from the rhizomes of turmeric and named it Curcumin.
Nowdays, Curcimun is increasingly popular in skincare products containing natural ingredients or dyes, having exceeded in North America sales in 2014 over 20 million USD$. A fact not so strange, considering Curcumin offers many benefits for your skin.
Treatment Of Acne
Turmeric can destroy the Pacnes bacteria that cause inflammation and remove excessive oil from the skin. It possesses anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which are both beneficial in treating acne.
Anti Ageing properties & Treatment Of Wrinkles
Curcumin is able to protect the surficial and deeper layers of the skin as it can decrease the normal aging related parameters, including oxidative damage to lipids, age related pigment accumulation, and it can also attenuate pathological scar formation.
Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
Laboratory studies have confirmed that curcumin possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anticancer activities regarding it effect on skin health.
Treatment Of Stretch Marks
Curcumin is a chemical compound and is a health promoting active ingredient found in turmeric. It helps the cell membranes to work efficiently and to resist infections.
Because of its anti-oxidant property curcumin helps the body to fight against free radicals that is responsible for causing infections. Due to this turmeric can be used for many types of medical conditions, both internally and externally. It is an inexpensive treatment for stretch marks.
In laboratory studies, curcuminoids are said to provide anti-cancer, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. This could benefit burns treatment.
Removes Dead Cells
Studies have concluded that wound healing time is reduced when curcumin was taken both internally or was applied topically.
Due to inflammation and oxidative stress, tissue remodeling is inhibited by these factors. However, curcumin treatments were able to improve collagen deposition, increase the density of the vascular structure of the skin, as well as increase the number of collagen producing cells.