Licorice Extract - An Insight

Licorice Extract - An Insight
Licorice plant or Glycyrrhiza glabra for the nerds is the source of licorice extract.

Licorice Plant is commonly known for it’s use in medicinal purposes and also it’s extensive use in candies to satisfy the sweet tooth.

Licorice extract is topically used for skin and skin care products.
Full of benefits and goodwill, this extract acts as an excellent anti-inflammatory and is a powerful deliver of antioxidants to help get brighter, smoother and healthier skin.
Licorice Extract helps in inhibiting the production of an enzyme needed to produce melanin by controlling the production of melanin and helping in getting a brighter skin.
Because of its main benefits, it's often mixed with other antioxidants and skin brighteners, such as niacinamide and vitamin C.

Licorice Extract plays a major helping hand in spot-fading and skin tone evening benefits. It also helps to soothe irritated skin.
The extract is also a powerful alternative of hydroquinone, which cannot be used by pregnant women.

There are strong evidences that suggest that there are some powerful compounds in the extract which help in regulating oil production.

A deeper analysis of the benefits:-

1) Removes Excess Melanin-
With the help of liquiritin, an active compound which helps to disperse and remove existing melanin in the skin which helps to prevent the new spots from forming and helps in fading the existing ones.

2) Potent Antioxidants-
Like many other plant-based extracts, licorice contains a flavonoid, an antioxidant-rich component that decreases reactive oxygen species, which both age and discolor the skin.
3) Anti-Inflammatory Benefits
Flavonoid and licochalcone A are the two major players which inhibits two inflammatory markers that trigger the inflammatory cascade.

How to Use?
Estetico’s “Le” product range is an extensive user of licorice extract and is the main ingredient in all the products.
But, it is often said that too much of anything can be harmful.
Walking along the same line, it is advisable to use the products not more than 2-3 times a day.

Use the products as per the directions given on the products to gain massive benefits rapidly.