" Liquorice root extract contains glabridin, liquiritin & isoliquertin; the antioxidants with skin brightening properties."
Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra) Plant
Botanically known as Glycyrrhiza Glabra, liquorice plant is native to the Mediterranean and South West Asia. It can grow up to 1.5m in height with beautiful pale blue to violet flowers.
The Therapeutic Benefits of Liquorice Root
The root of liquorice plant has been used for centuries for its therapeutic benefits. It is known to be effective for the treatment of:
- Coughs and bronchitis
- Stomach upset
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, infertility, muscle cramps and dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps)
- Inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, urinary tract inflammation
- Catarrh in the upper respiratory system
- Addison's disease
- Eczema, hyperpigmentation, mouth ulcers and herpes lesions (Topical Treatment)
Be well informed that a prolonged intake of Liquorice root may cause hypertension, sodium and water retention. Consult a qualified herbalist before taking liquorice root internally for a prolonged period of time.
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Liquorice Root Extract Lightens Dark Spots and Evens Out Complexion
Liquorice root extract has anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory and skin brightening properties that help relieve eczema, sensitive skin and reduce hyperpigmentation. It has been proven to even out complexion, restore skin radiance and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines.
Liquorice root extract contains glabridin, liquiritin and isoliquertin. Glabridin is the main compound in liquorice. It is a strong antioxidant that has the ability to inhibit melanogenesis, the process in which melanin pigment is produced in the skin. Liquiritin is a flavonoid that has anticancer and skin brightening properties. It evens out skin tone and lightens dark spots by dispersing the melanin. Isoliquiritin inhibits tyrosinase activity. Tyrosinase is the enzyme which plays a significant role in the melanin production in the skin. By inhibiting the tyrosinase activity, isoliquiritin helps prevent and reduce hyperpigmentation.
Liquorice root extract is one of the key ingredients in Antioxidant Youthful Essence. This multi-award-winning radiance boosting serum has been formulated with liquorice root extract, vitamin C, B5, E and ferulic acid to even out complexion, boost radiance and reduce the visible signs of ageing. It is suitable for all skin types.
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Scientific Sources: Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation: A Review of the Epidemiology, Clinical Features, and Treatment Options in Skin of Color, Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, July 16, 2010; Phytocomplexes from liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra L.) leaves--chemical characterization and evaluation of their antioxidant, anti-genotoxic and anti-inflammatory activity, Fitoterapia, 2011 Jun: 82(4): 546-56; A Clinical Guide to Blending Liquid Herbs: Herbal Formulation for the Individual Patient, 2003, 312-317; Encyclopedia of Herbs & Their Uses, The Royal Horticultural Society, 2002, 226-227; The inhibitory effect of glabridin from licorice extracts on melanogenesis and inflammation, Pigment Cell Research 1998 Dec: 11(6): 355-61; Mechanisms Regulating Skin Pigmentation: The Rise and Fall of Complexion Coloration, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2009 Sep; 10(9): 4066–4087.
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