- Oct 19, 2019
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Licorice: A Favourite Ingredient For Skin Brightening
What are the benefits of Licorice?
Who doesn’t love licorice? While your mind may have drifted to the sweet scent of candy, that is not what we are talking about. We are talking the herb! The root of this beautiful herb is well known for its wonderful properties and is used in a variety of ways including in herbal teas, in powdered form, combined with other ingredients in masks for face & hair, etc.
Is Licorice good for your skin?
Licorice is most well-known for its ability to lighten skin due to its high content of glabridin. This compound helps inhibit the production of melanin and can work extremely well to combat hyperpigmentation as well as melasma. This works to not just even out skin tone but also helps brighten your complexion. In addition to this, it is also intensely hydrating and traps moisture into skin cells to prevent skin from drying out and becoming prone to damage.
Licorice has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and demulcent properties which reduce skin inflammations, redness, and promotes faster healing. This makes it a wonderful natural remedy to pesky skin conditions like acne and breakouts. Licorice has properties that make it the ability to act as a natural sunscreen. It helps protect skin from UV radiation. Its high antioxidant content also works to reverse existing damage caused by UV radiation and helps repair skin cells.
Licorice is also useful for the scalp. It can be very soothing for a dry and irritated scalp, and also helps get rid of conditions like dandruff and flakiness. It has mollifying properties which open pores up and strengthen the hair shaft. It also has the ability to boost hair growth, making it grow faster and stronger. It is also extremely hydrating and can restore dry and damaged hair.
WE HAVE A RANGE OF PRODUCTS THAT MAKE USE OF LICORICE FOR ITS BENEFITS, SEE BELOW FOR MORE!
ANTIPODES BLESSING ANTI-POLLUTION LIGHT FACE SERUM
Poor air quality stresses skin and may affect its function, risking signs of premature ageing like dark spots and uneven tone. Keep skin clear and fresh with this daily natural barrier against pollution particles featuring skin-brightening marshmallow bloom and liquorice root that target micro-pigmentation.
- revolutionary antioxidants Vinanza® Grape and Asian ginger combine to help neutralise free radical damage
- kiwi seed oil, high in Vitamin C, plus nutrient-rich avocado oil strengthen skin.
- Suited to most skin conditions, especially oil prone.
ALBA BOTANICA® ACNEDOTE™ DEEP CLEAN ASTRINGENT
Formulated with proven zit-zappers Salicylic Acid and Willow Bark Extract, this oil dissolver unclogs pores for a visibly clearer complexion without over-irritation. Instantly, skin is super clean, without a trace of oil. In just 8 hours, breakouts are reduced. Over time, scars and acne marks fade.
- maximum strength
- dermatologist tested
- contains Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Rhizome/Root
RMS BEAUTY "UN" COVER-UP CREAM FOUNDATION
Formulated with the signature RMS Beauty organic cold centrifuged coconut oil, and a targeted blend of oils and herbs (including organic Glycyrrhiza Glabia (Licorice)), this formula will help improve skin tone, texture, hydration and overall radiance. This foundation works for all skin types and is available in a wide range of shades formulated to easily master a flawless finish that mimics natural, youthful skin. Works flawlessly with our cult favorite skin2skin foundation brush and can set easily with rms beauty “un” powder.
GROWN ALCHEMIST BRIGHTENING SERUM
This highly efficacious formulation noticeably lightens and whitens facial skin targeting hyper pigmentation; un-even skin tone and age spots while improving skin radiance and luminosity.
- Phyto-Complex ingredients from Bearberry and Licorice along with cell communicating Tyrosinase Inhibitors from Rumex plant extract: Regulate skin pigmentation to noticeably whiten facial skin, visibly reduce age spots and sun damage pigmentation.
- Hyaluronic Acid, Rose Extract and Phyto-Complex: actives firm facial skin, providing maximum hydration and skin luminosity while redefining skin texture and appearance.
100% PURE® BRIGHTENING SERUM
Skin brightening serum enlivens dull looking skin for a luminous complexion. Rather than using harsh chemical skin lighteners, this 100% Pure formula gets its brightening effect from natural, gentle ingredients like bearberry, kojic acid, sake, fruit acids, licorice, vitamin C, lemon juice and strawberries.