Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Liquorice) Root Extract

April 22, 2024

What is Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Liquorice) Root Extract? 

Glycyrrhiza Glabra root extract, which is also known as Liquorice Root extract, is an extract derived from the fruit of the Glycyrrhiza Glabra plant. Glycyrrhiza Glabra root extract is great for addressing various skin concerns, like hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and uneven skin tone. This plant, which is known for its ability to lighten the skin, has been utilised for centuries by  various cultures to enhance the skin. Liquorice root extract is particularly valued for its interaction with melanin synthesis, its ability to enhance skin complexion, and its effectiveness in targeting hyperpigmented skin as well as dark spots.

What are the benefits of Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Liquorice) Root Extract for your skin?

Lightening Activity: Liquorice Root extract has powerful lightening properties, making it great at reducing hyperpigmentation and dark spots on your skin. By inhibiting the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin hyperpigmentation, it helps to even out skin tone and promote a more radiant complexion.

Hyperpigmentation Treatment: Hyperpigmentation, which is to say darkened areas on the skin caused by an overproduction of melanin, can also be reduced by the use of Liquorice Root extract. Its natural depigmentation properties target hyperpigmented areas within your skin, helping to fade skin marks caused by external factors like sun exposure as well as internal factors like hormonal changes.

UV Damage Reduction: Exposure to strong UV radiation, for example from excessive sun exposure, can cause the formation of dark spots as well as an uneven skin tone. Liquorice Root extract is great at reducing skin marks caused by excessive UV exposure, and also to repair and rejuvenate skin  which has been damaged by the sun.

Eye Contour Enhancement: Liquorice Root extract can also reduce the appearance of eye bags and dark circles, helping to give your skin a youthful and rejuvenated appearance.