NO GUNK Ingredient Index: Liquorice Root Extract (Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract).
Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract.
Brightening, Soothing, Anti-Aging, Reduces Hyperpigmentation, Reduces Inflammation, Soothes Drying Skin Conditions.
Hydrating, Promotes Circulation, Stimulates Growth, Adds Shine.
Liquorice root extract, also listed as Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, is a plant extract that contains skin-soothing properties. Liquorice root extract can improve the look of an uneven skin tone, brighten up complexion and help heal scars by inhibiting the production of melanin, an amino acid responsible for pigmentation in the skin. Glabridin is a key component in liquorice root extract which is a potent antioxidant that smooths skin making it a great ingredient for people suffering with sensitive or reddened skin. Liquorice root extract preserves hyaluronic acid and collagen in the skin which in turn makes skin look plump and retain its elasticity.
As previously mentioned, liquorice root extract disrupts the production of melanin in skin. Melanin helps to guard against UV radiation from the sun. Therefore, it is vital that you wear sunscreen when using products that contain liquorice root extract.
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