The Benefits of Fermented Turmeric for the Skin

the benefits of fermented turmeric for the skin

Experts / Scientists
March 18th 2024

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a rhizome (an underground stem) from the Zingiberaceae family, the same family as ginger. This plant has been used for millennia in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines. This ingredient, with its numerous benefits, can also complement your skin in its daily care routine. Did you know? Turmeric is renowned for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potency, especially when fermented.

Turmeric Extract, Multiple Benefits

Turmeric, Anti-inflammatory and Antioxidant Properties

The main active compound in turmeric, curcumin, is known for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties and for protecting natural defenses. It’s this characteristic, in particular, that makes turmeric a perfect ally for sensitive skin or skin prone to psoriasis or eczema. Therefore, applying a turmeric-based mask can help soothe irritated skin, reduce redness, and inflammation.

For Fighting Acne

Thanks to its antimicrobial properties, turmeric is also effective for acne-prone skin. By inhibiting the growth of acne-causing bacteria and reducing inflammation, turmeric helps prevent such skin eruptions, promoting clearer and healthier skin on a daily basis.

For Skin Radiance

Regular use of turmeric can help brighten the complexion and improve skin radiance. Turmeric plays a role in blood microcirculation and allows better oxygenation of the skin. It can thus have an interesting impact on bluish dark circles.

Enhanced Wound Healing with Turmeric

Turmeric promotes the skin’s natural healing process by aiding tissue repair and wound healing. It’s therefore a significant ally when addressing acne scar healing, for example, on your face.

myBlend innovates and harnesses the power of turmeric through fermentation…

As a flagship active ingredient of myBlend products, turmeric is present in essential references of the brand. It is notably found in the Revitalizing Cream, an exceptional anti-aging treatment, but in a completely different version.

Research on skin aging has shown that inflammation is a significant factor in this overall process. From this observation, the term “inflamm’ageing” emerged.

Skin Aging and Inflamm’ageing

Inflamm’ageing characterizes chronic inflammation that contributes to accelerated aging. While the phenomenon of skin inflammation is a visible defense mechanism of our body (redness, swelling, pimples…) implemented for a short duration to eliminate a pathogen, inflamm’aging persists over time. Without spontaneous resolution, this inflammation remains silent (also known as low-grade inflammation) and is not visible.

Inflamm’ageing is fueled by oxidative stress generated by our lifestyle: stress, imbalanced diet, UV exposure, pollution, lack of sleep… In the skin, inflamm’aging leads to repeated inflammatory micro-lesions induced by inflammation mediators. These damages gradually degrade tissues and skin components such as cells, collagen fibers, elastic fibers, or even the extracellular matrix of the dermis. Over time, inflamm’ageing thus promotes the appearance of signs of aging: deepening wrinkles, loss of density, sagging, and the emergence of spots.

Fermentation: White Biotechnology

Fermentation of plants is a natural chemical phenomenon, used by humans for millennia, for various applications such as wine-making, vegetable preservation, or the production of natural fertilizers used especially in organic farming.

During fermentation, organic matter (the plant) undergoes transformation. The biochemical modifications that occur rely on the action of enzymes produced by microorganisms (such as yeasts, bacteria, fungi, or even microalgae) in the presence of the plant, in a nutrient-rich environment, and under specific conditions (temperature, pH, oxygen, and time).

Thus, through the biochemical transformations it induces, fermentation allows obtaining compounds that are not found in raw nature, or amplifying the expression of molecules of interest naturally present in small quantities.

Used by the cosmetics industry, fermentation offers multiple benefits:

  • Better bioavailability of active molecules,
  • Transformation of simple compounds into molecules of interest,
  • Amplification of the biological activity of molecules and increased efficiency,
  • And the development of new biological properties.

An ancestral practice, fermentation is what is now called white biotechnology. This field of application aims at the sustainable production of compounds of interest on an industrial scale from renewable resources. Through the use of enzymes produced by microorganisms, fermentation is an energy-efficient biotechnology and more environmentally friendly than other technologies involving chemical solvents or other transformation processes.

Enhanced Powers of Turmeric through Fermentation

To combat inflamm’ageing, myBlend has specially selected a turmeric extract and enhanced its powers through biotechnology.

The fermented turmeric extract by myBlend (organic plant) results from the mastery of a complex process involving several steps. A first extraction of turmeric rhizomes yielded an initial aqueous extract, which was then fermented in a specifically formulated nutrient medium. The turmeric treatment is completed with filtration, pasteurization, and preservation steps.

This fermentation of turmeric:

  • Amplifies the quantity of compounds of interest such as sugars and organic acids,
  • Multiplies the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity of turmeric, combating inflamm’aging,
  • Enhances the bioavailability of molecules,
  • And renders it effective in maintaining the balance of the microbiome, essential for healthy skin.


-71% reduction in the production of oxidized molecules*

-64% reduction in inflammatory molecules in the skin*

*In vitro test on ingredient.

With scientifically proven soothing power and potent antioxidant activity, fermented turmeric extract effectively combats damage associated with inflamm’aging and slows down skin aging.

Find it in our flagship product, the Revitalizing Pre-Serum, a new skincare gesture for resilient and radiant skin.