I first realized how useful turmeric is about 6 years ago, when I first had my child, and I describe its immune benefits in this post. Sadly, it took me way longer to realize that it is also a great skincare ingredient. Turmeric for acne or eczema should be given strong consideration.
I first thought about using turmeric as a post-swim skincare product for my kiddo, after looking up its potential protective effects against melanomas. From there, I looked for turmeric-containing skincare products, and first found Vicco Turmeric, which people seem to love as an acne and eczema treatment. Then, unfortunately, I discovered the Vicco turmeric product has parabens as a preservative, which I try to avoid. While this would be fine for occasional spot treating, I did not want to use a lot of it every day for sure.
I looked for other turmeric-containing products, and oh boy, they tend to be expensive – based on recommendations from the hive mind of the Smart Savers Facebook group, I found products ranging from 50-100$ – hard pass!
I did one more sweep of Amazon, and thankfully the Glow oil came up – it seems to have a lot of turmeric, and it has my other favorite skincare ingredient, rosehip oil, and it was under 20$ – sold!!! I tried it, and I LOVE it. Love, love, love it! It moisturizes my skin so beautifully, it actually does seem to make it glow, as advertised. It is recommended for acne-prone mature skin. I’ve mixed it with body moisturizers and tried it on a stubborn rash on the back of my daughter’s knees – gone overnight! Other people have tried it and also seem to uniformly agree that it does a fantastic job – give it a try! I describe how I use it and combine it with other products in this post.