Was there ever a time where you used to DIY the bulk of my beauty routine? From hair masks to shampoo to moisturiser, you were perpetually amazed to see your skin and hair transform with ingredients you had dug from the depths of your pantry.
I thought of myself as a sponge absorbing all this new information that I remember googling about. The science behind omega-3s and the chemistry of jojoba, sesame, and coconut oils—all the better to see which would absorb more easily into my skin. It was largely through this hobby that I came to understand the immense power of plant ingredients—something that has shaped my routine and lifestyle to this day.
I stick with plant-based products I know and love—owing in part to the fact that I no longer have hours to kill between college classes, but mainly because there are so many brands crafting far more incredible all-natural formulas than I, the scrappy amateur, ever could. It takes research and trial to balance oils and ingredients in order for them to work well together.
Even in the last two or three years, the market has become drastically different: Green beauty is a much larger piece of the pie, and even the brands that aren’t exclusively natural are tuning into this trend and harnessing the far-reaching, science-backed benefits of nature-born ingredients. And right now, few plants are experiencing more crossover and praise than turmeric.
There is a ton of research and reviews where people found that thanks to Turmeric's exceedingly potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, curcumin can actually help speed up the healing of wounds and aid in skin regeneration in a variety of respects, from boosting collagen production and diminishing psoriasis to protecting against free radicals. Many scientists are even excited at the prospect of its abilities to fight skin cancer.