Liquorice root extract is a good multi-tasking ingredient with benefits including skin brightening, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, oil control, soothing and anti-ageing.
Liquorice root extract contains a compound called glabridin, which has been shown to inhibit tyrosinase activity. Tyrosinase is an enzyme involved in the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for dark spots and hyperpigmentation. By inhibiting tyrosinase, liquorice root extract can help lighten dark spots, even out skin tone, and brighten the complexion.
Through its gentle, anti-inflammatory properties Liquorice root soothes and calms irritated skin reducing redness, swelling and itching. Suitable for people with sensitive or reactive skin it helps to alleviate irritation and discomfort.
A great anti ageing ingredient, Liquorice contains compounds that promote collagen synthesis and improve elasticity and containing antioxidants glabridin and licochalcone which protect the skin from the damage caused by free radicals.
With regular use, Liquorice will keep the skin looking more youthful and firm.
Inci name: Glycyrrhiza Glabra