Is it just us, or have we been seeing a lot of turmeric in recent years? Between turmeric-dusted lattes and turmeric-roasted cauliflower, the bright golden plant root has seemingly cropped up everywhere. And lately, we’ve noticed that it’s showing up in our beauty products.
From yellow tinted cleansers to eye creams and face masks, this ancient plant is said to ease inflammation and boost circulation, among many other things. To get to the (ahem) root of it, we tapped three skincare experts—a product developer, a board-certified dermatologist and a naturopath and nutritionist—to explain what it is and why it’s so good for your skin.
Oh, and if you’re wondering how to pronounce it, it’s ter-muh-rihk.