Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric, believed to have a wide range of biological effects including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant,antitumour,antibacterial,and antiviral activites,which indicate potential in clinical medicine.
In cosmetics, this ingredient is mostly used as a anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, fragrance additive and dye. It's most often included in skin care products because of it's well documented antioxidant capabilities. It's also regarded as an excellent candidate for the prevention and treatment of a bevy of skin ailments such as psoriasis, acne, wounds, burns, eczema, sun damage and premature aging. It’s non-irritating and safe to use in cosmetics.