Licorice root has variety of benefits based on topical usage. First, it can act as an anti-inflammatory agent and helps in treating eczema. Licorice root can also reduces hyperpigmentation - a condition when skin generate more melanin than usual due to exposure to free radicals. Glabridin compound in licorice root can also help in lightening skin tone and prevent the production of tyrosinase which makes skin go dark after exposure to the sun. Its antioxidant properties also protects your skin by strengthening its defense mechanisms, preventing damage from the sun’s rays even if you are not wearing sunscreen.
Derived from: Licorice root
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Bioactivity and Potential Health Benefits of Licorice - 2014
Agricultural & Food Chemistry
Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Licorice and Roasted Licorice Extracts on TPA-Induced Acute Inflammation and Collagen-Induced Arthritis in Mice - 2010
BioMed Research International
The Use of Botanical Extracts as Topical Skin-Lightening Agents for the Improvement of Skin Pigmentation Disorders - 2008
Journal of Investigative Dermatology Symposium Proceedings
Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice): Ethnobotany and Health Benefits - 2017
Sustained Energy for Enhanced Human Functions and Activity
Main Benefits and Applicability of Plant Extracts in Skin Care Products - 2015