Turmeric is the main spice in curry, a traditional Indian dish, and has been used for over 5,000 years in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese medicine. The bright yellow spice is frequently included in recipes and added to dietary supplements for its numerous health benefits.
Two of the most powerful compounds within turmeric that are thought to provide skin benefits when applied directly to the skin are curcumin and turmerone. These compounds are thought to be responsible for benefits including protection against free radical damage and brightening skin, helping to even out skin tone.
In Asta C Vitamin C
Age Defense Serum, we use a fermented turmeric extract. Fermentation with lactobacillus has been shown in in vitro studies to significantly increase the curcumin content of turmeric, as well as enhance the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity of turmeric.