Turmeric Oil for Hyperpigmentation

Hyper-pigmentation is a common skin condition that occurs as a result of excess melanin production in the body. I have found that Turmeric Oil is great for evening out the skin tone and lightening marks from hyper-pigmentation.

Turmeric has been used medicinally for thousands of years and is only recently being discovered by Western science and medicine for its incredible range of benefits. Also known as "Indian Saffron", its aroma is simply wonderful. The ground roots of turmeric are extensively used as a household spice and for making curry powder. It is high in minerals and vitamins, especially vitamin C. In Chinese herbalism it is used for bruises, sores, ringworm, toothache, chest pains, colic and menstrual problems. It was once used as a targeting symptoms of jaundice.

Listed below are the benefits of Turmeric Oil for your skin:

  • Reduces inflammation—The yellow pigment of turmeric, also known as circumin, has been shown in numerous scientific studies to have potent anti-inflammatory properties

  • Acts as an antioxidant—Circumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is also a powerful antioxidant. An antioxidant protects cells from free radicals that are formed as a result of oxidative stress. These free radicals can damage cells over time, resulting in aging. Therefore, turmeric may slow down premature aging.

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  • Has anti-bacterial properties—Turmeric is often used to create a soothing warm turmeric milk drink for sore throats and colds in South Asian households. Because of the spice's anti-bacterial properties, this prevents the infection from spreading further. Additionally, gargling with warm turmeric powder two to three times a day can relieve a sore throat. Another way to use turmeric as an antibiotic is to apply it to cuts and wounds to prevent infection.

  • Treats acne—due to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties, turmeric is a very effective ingredient in the treatment of acne.

Turmeric facial oil is a stable and extremely effective skin lightening treatment. It quickly promotes lightening of the skin, treats Hyperpigmentation and provides an even tone on all skin types.

BENEFITS*:

  • Lightens your overall skin color

  • Fades Dark Marks and Discoloration

  • Treats Hyper-pigmentation & Melasma

  • Your Skin will be Smoother and More Radiant

  • Moisturizes, Protects and Nourishes Your Skin

Turmeric CO2

Carbon dioxide (chemical abbreviation= “C02”) is a gas familiar to most people: it’s what we exhale during breathing. We breathe oxygen into the lungs during inhalation and exhale carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is a waste product of the body’s metabolism. But how does carbon dioxide help produce oil? (Like absolutes, C02 extracts aren’t considered true essential oils, such as those obtained by steam distillation and cold-pressing.)

Under pressure, C02 gas transforms into an “almost” liquid state called the supercritical state. Plant material is placed into an airtight receptacle, and carbon dioxide gas is pumped in under pressure; low heat is also applied to aid extraction. As the pressure inside the container rises, the C02 gas nearly liquifies, bathing the plant material in supercritical C02. The combination of high pressure and low temperatures encourages the plant material to releases its aromatic components. After a period of time, pressure is reduced and the supercritical C02 then changes back to its gaseous state, completely dissipating from the extracted material.

Because lower temperatures are used during the process, heat-sensitive plant components that might be destroyed or inactivated during steam distillation are preserved in the C02 extract. The combination of lower temperatures and (generally) lower pressure means that C02 extracts contain more of a plant’s original constituents than steam distilled oils.

Aromatherapists and holistic healers in many traditions benefit from the more complete aromatic and plant-substance content of CO2 extracts. As we noted in our previous blogs, many CO2 extracts will have different colors, scents, and even subtly unique therapeutic properties relative to steam- or chemical-distilled essential oils. Some practitioners will prefer the CO2 extract form to the steam-distilled form of a plant for certain applications, and vice versa.

The advantages of this method of extraction to conventional extractions and pressing are:

  • Lower temperature of operation: heat-sensitive components remain intact;

  • Exclusion of oxygen: oxidation-sensitive components remain intact;

  • Higher selectivity and higher mass transfer which leads to a higher yield and a longer shelf-life;

  • Cleaner process both in terms of environmental impact and the yield;

  • Longer shelf-life of the product compared to conventional extraction methods; and a

  • Finer flavour and scent compared to conventional products.

We use Turmeric CO2 in our No. 31 Rosehip and Papaya Hyper-pigmentation Serum for its high efficiency benefits to even out your skin tone.