Generally used as medicine, turmeric is the dried rhizome of it, and it is a herb with a long history of application in India, China, Southeast Asia, and other countries. The reason why turmeric is widely used is inseparable from the active ingredient in turmeric extract - curcumin. Curcumin is a polyphenolic substance with a small relative molecular mass, and its content in most turmeric preparations is 2% to 8%.
In addition to being used in many health products and dietary supplements, turmeric extract is also used in skincare products, so what are the functions of curcumin in skin care products?
the active ingredient in turmeric extract - curcumin
Curcumin contains a strong antioxidant capacity, curcumin can scavenge various forms of free radicals, activate cytoprotective signals, and reverse oxidative damage to epidermal cells.
2. Skin trauma repair
The potential of curcumin to promote wound healing has been attributed to its anti-inflammatory, anti-infective and antioxidant activities. Curcumin is also involved in tissue remodeling, granulation tissue formation, and collagen deposition to promote wound healing.
3. Anti-ultraviolet damage