6 Ways to Reap the (Many) Health and Beauty Benefits of Turmeric

You’ve heard of turmeric, the plant native to southern Asia and a close cousin of ginger. But did you know the root has medicinal properties due to its active ingredient, curcumin, and boasts health benefits ranging from improving memory to curing bacterial infections? Yep. It’s also super versatile, as proven by these six turmeric-centric beauty and wellness products, all of which are worth a try.

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goldynglow turmeric blend

Goldynglow Goldyn Mylk Turmeric Spice Blend

Based on an Ayurvedic recipe that’s been used for centuries to promote well-being, GoldynGlow’s turmeric blends can help fight inflammation, aid in weight loss, support joint and muscle health, boost immunity and more. The blends (of which there are six varieties) are USDA certified organic, gluten- and dairy-free and vegan. Mix them with your milk of choice for an easy, soothing drink, or add it to smoothies, baked goods, oatmeal and more.

avya skincare eye bright cream

Avya Skincare Eye Bright Cream

Combining peony, turmeric and neem extracts with topical caffeine, this eye cream lifts and brightens around your eyes while reducing fine lines and puffiness. According to one enthusiastic reviewer, “I have been using this cream for over a month now. It feels like each time that I use it, my eyes feel an immediate lift. I bet it has to do with the caffeine. Either way, I love how refreshed my eyes feel and I swear by it.”

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Diy Tooth-whitening Toothpaste

OK, so this isn’t something you can buy, but you can (and should) try it at home. In addition to all of its other health benefits, turmeric is great for whitening your teeth. Watch this quick tutorial for mixing your own turmeric toothpaste using just turmeric, baking soda and coconut oil.  

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fire brew turmeric apple cider vinegar
Fire Brew

Fire Brew Citrus Blend Apple Cider Vinegar

We know that apple cider vinegar has a ton of health benefits, so when it’s combined with other healthy ingredients, the results are doubly exciting. Portland, Oregon-based brand Fire Brew makes ACV blends that can be taken daily either in shot form or mixed into water, sparkling water or other drinks. This citrus blend contains a base blend that includes turmeric, ginger, garlic and other ingredients, along with vitamin C, echinacea, astragalus and rose hips to boost immunity.

dr roebucks tama turmeric mask
Dr Roebuck's

Dr Roebuck's Tama Healing Mask

This selection from Sephora’s Clean Beauty section is an ultra-healing mask for tired, dry, or aging skin. It’s infused with turmeric, manuka honey and avocado oil, all of which work together to give your skin a dewy glow. It’s also dermatologist-tested, vegan, cruelty-free and formulated without silicones, chemicals or fillers. 

aceso cbd powder

Aceso Cbd Beverage Powder

Like turmeric, CBD is majorly trendy right now. Aceso is a line of 100 percent CBD products that are legal in all 50 states. These products—in beverage powder and spray form—let you reap the benefits of hemp without the high. This Soothe powder, specifically, is meant to ease minor issues like headaches and muscle soreness. Formulated with cinnamon, tart cherry, turmeric and a cannabinoid blend from hemp, these little satchels can be mixed with water to address the root cause of everyday aches and pains.

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sarah stiefvater

Wellness Director

Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...