LICORICE ROOT EXTRACT

Licorice root is best for sensitive skin and anti-aging.

Sceintific name: Glycyrrhiza glabra

Family Name: Fabaceae, legume

Origin: Spain

 

 

 


 

BEST FOR SENSITIVE AND MATURE SKIN

 

FEATURES

  • antioxidant
  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-irritant
  • soothing
  • lightening

BENEFITS

  • antioxidant
  • antiseptic
  • cleansing

FUNCTION

  • preservative

Licorice has a long and highly valued record of uses. For example, it remains one of the most important herbs in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Among the most consistent and important uses are as a demulcent (soothing, coating agent), which makes licorice perfect for sensitive skin. Licorice root is a very effective anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant, which inhibits the breakdown of cortisol produced in the body. It is also antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and a potent antioxidant. Its active constituents include: triterpene saponins (such as glycyrrhizin, glabridin, soya saponins), flavonoids, coumarins and terpenes. Licorice extract is thought to have a depigmenting effect as well as an inhibitory effect on melanin synthesis as a result of its ability to act as a tyrosinase inhibitor. Its uses include treatment for: chronic fatigue syndrome, cold sores, eczema, fibromyalgia, menopause and peptic ulcers.