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Licorice Root Extract

Licorice root extract

What is Licorice Root Extract?

Licorice is extracted from the root of the Glycyrrhiza Glabra plant. Known for its use in sweet treats, Licorice has been used as part of Ayurvedic medicine for centuries for its excellent properties at promoting healthy, even skin tone and lightening dark spots. This powerful skin brightening agent is a natural, more effective alternative to harsh ingredients, such as Hydroquinone or Mercury, that can sometimes be found in lightening products.

Fade Out moisturisers uses natural Licorice Root Extract combined with other effective, active ingredients to help achieve a lighter, more even complexion.

What does Licorice Root Extract do?

Licorice Extract contains 3 key active components (liquirtin, glabridin and glycyrrhizin) which work as an inhibitor of Tyrosinase, the enzyme that promotes the production of melanin, the pigment that gives skin its colour. When overproduced, hyperpigmentation caused by ageing and sun exposure, can appear on the upper layers of the skin which becomes visible as dark spots or patches resulting in uneven skin tone.

One of its components, Glabridin, contains Licochalocne which helps balance oil production in your skin. This soothing, anti-oxidant can also help calm the skin and is often used in cosmetics to help reduce redness, making this ingredient suitable for all skin types, including oily and sensitive skin.

Benefits of Licorice Root Extract for your skin

Mulberry Leaf extractThis powerful extract is a natural alternative to achieve a visibly lighter and more even complexion.

  • Reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots
  • Visibly improve the appearance of uneven skin tone
  • Lighten and even skin tone
  • Balance excessive oil
  • Calming and soothing for skin
  • Anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce redness
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Contains amino acids which help moisturise and rehydrate skin

How to use Licorice Root Extract

Licorice Root Extract can be found in various moisturisers, serums and cleansers to help you develop a routine to improve the appearance of your skin. Fade Out uses Licorice Root Extract combined with Mulberry Leaf Extract, two natural, brightening ingredients to help visibly brighten and even skin tone.