Psoria-Gold® Curcumin Gel
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I use Psoria-Gold® Curcumin Gel?
Psoria-Gold® is best applied in a thin layer. Don't use too much, a little goes a loooooong way! After cleansing with a mild glycerin cleanser in the morning, lightly towel dry the skin. Dispense a half a pea size portion to the palm of the hands, rub together, and massage thoroughly over the entire face or affected area of the body. You'll see, it covers a large area. Continue to massage into the skin until dry. It layers really well under sunscreen, makeup, or other skincare products (prescription or non-prescription). Repeat this before you go to bed.
Watch our explainer video here.
Is this a replacement for topical steroids?
In short, no. It may however, reduce your reliance on topical steroids. Dr. Madalene Heng, MD, FRACP, FACD, FAAD, Psoria-Gold® founder and practicing research physician recommends to use Curcumin Gel adjunctively with your current skin regimen and therapies.
Many users of Psoria-Gold® experience varying degrees of success with Psoria-Gold®product, as there are a multitude of factors that contribute to your skin’s wellness. Along with your doctor’s approved skin regimen and therapies, Psoria-Gold® curcumin gel can help improve your skin’s appearance. Learn more by watching her interview here.
How does it work?
Psoria-Gold® is a patented aloe vera based gel with the active ingredient, curcumin, derived from the Indian spice, turmeric. Curcumin is the principal polyphenol responsible for turmeric’s bright yellow color. It is a well-known anti-inflammatory, but lesser known is its ability to inhibit the release of Phosphorylase Kinase (Ph-K), the enzyme which initiates unwanted skin appearances upon onset of injury.
Phosphorylase kinase is a unique enzyme that plays an essential role in the activation of NF-kB, a key transcription activator, and the multiple NF-kB-dependent signaling pathways induced by injurious stimuli.
Phosphorylase kinase is released within 5 minutes following skin injury, and serves as a catalyst for the processes that result in the subsequent activation of over 200 genes responsible for unwanted skin appearance.
Curcumin, the active ingredient in the spice, turmeric, is a selective, non-competitive phosphorylase kinase inhibitor. By slowing down the energy supply to the inflammatory processes, curcumin targets multiple NF-kB-dependent pathways, with salutary effects on skin disorders induced by injury. Thus, with adjunctive therapy prescribed by your doctor, Psoria-Gold® can help improve your skin’s health and appearance.
Who should use Psoria-Gold® Curcumin Gel?
Anyone having a chronic skin condition can consider Psoria-Gold® Curcumin Gel. If you have Acne, Eczema, Allergies, Psoriasis, Sun burns, Scaly Skin, Redness, Aging Skin, Pigmentation or Scarring, consider adding Psoria-Gold® Curcumin Gel to your daily regimen to provide relief and improve your skin appearance.
Won't this clog my pores?
Psoria-Gold® uses a gel-base, it does not clog your pores.
Gels vs Creams
Psoria-Gold® Curcumin Gel is not a cream and it does not contain oils. We use a gel base instead. Why use a gel base? Oils and oil-based moisturizers impede the absorption of curcumin, making the cream base less effective as a delivery mechanism.
Psoria-Gold® Curcumin Gel is the most concentrated and effective curcumin based formulation series available. Studies have shown that curcumin is a large molecule, and not readily bioavailable orally or topically applied. It needs to extracted and aged from the pure powder before it can be absorbed into the skin to be effective.
What is the difference in formulas?
Psoria-Gold® CLASSIC Regular formula in the 2 oz jar is a preferred size by those need to dispense more at a time, and on larger areas such as the the body, or scalp.
Psoria-Gold® SENSITIVE Plus is a plus concentrated curcumin gel formulated without iso-alcohol or aloe vera gel, and designed specifically for sensitive skin. It is very soothing on the face and other areas that typically cannot tolerate most skincare products.
Psoria-Gold® CLASSIC Ultra is the classic extra-strength formula, several times more concentrated than the regular formula. Highly absorbable, it is formulated to penetrate thicker, scaly layers of skin, and designed for spot treatment of areas of the body that need extra attention.
Psoria-Gold® FACE Ultra is the ultra concentrated version specially formulated for the face, and have very dry damaged skin. This formula differs from the Face regular in that it is several times more concentrated, more soothing, and contains an oil-free, water soluble, humectant moisturizer.