- CAS #: 84775-52-0 | EC #: 283-882-1
- Origin(s): Vegetable
- INCI name: CURCUMA LONGA ROOT EXTRACT
- EINECS/ELINCS number: 283-882-1
- Also known as Turmeric Root Extract
- Packed with a huge amount of skin benefits, from anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
- Has the ability to regulate the sebum production of the skin
- Praised for its skin soothing abilities and curing flare-ups of redness
- Contains anti-ageing benefits and radiance boosting properties
Who can use it?
All skin types can use Curcuma Longa Root Extract as it has the ability to combat redness and reduce breakouts for acne-prone skin.
What is Curcuma Longa Root Extract?
Derived from the spice often found in the kitchen cupboards and more commonly known as turmeric, Curcuma Longa Root Extract has gained a lot of popularity in skincare formulations in recent years. This is due to the fact this bright yellow ingredient contains vast amounts of benefits for the skin. Not only does it soothe and calm any signs of flare-ups in redness and skin irritation that many with sensitive skin types are prone to. It can also help those with acne-prone skin by regulating the skin’s natural production of sebum making it easier to combat any spots or breakouts. You will find with the high amount of antioxidants properties and ability to brighten the skin you’ll be left with an all over boost in radiance.
Side effects of Curcuma Longa Root Extract
Curcuma Longa Root Extract is known for its tendency to cause discolouration to fabrics and skin if used incorrectly. Always follow the instructions and avoid any at home facials to ensure you don’t accidently dye your skin.
Scientific evidence of Curcuma Longa Root Extract
- Vaughn, Alexandra R., Amy Branum, and Raja K. Sivamani. "Effects of turmeric (Curcuma longa) on skin health: A systematic review of the clinical evidence." Phytotherapy Research 30.8 (2016): 1243-1264.
- Akram, M., et al. "Curcuma longa and curcumin: a review article." Rom J Biol Plant Biol 55.2 (2010): 65-70.
- Zaman, S. U., and Naveed Akhtar. "Effect of turmeric (Curcuma longa Zingiberaceae) extract cream on human skin sebum secretion." Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 12.5 (2013): 665-669.
- Jang, Ji Yeon, et al. "Partially purified Curcuma longa inhibits alpha‐melanocyte‐stimulating hormone‐stimulated melanogenesis through extracellular signal‐regulated kinase or Akt activation‐mediated signalling in B16F10 cells." Experimental dermatology 18.8 (2009): 689-694.
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