Licorice is not only a delicious sweet treat, it is also a multi-faceted and hard working skin care ingredient. Here at PCA SKIN®, we formulate our products using ingredients that offer multiple skin health benefits. Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract is just such an ingredient. It contains components that work to calm the skin and even skin tone.
Some important components are:
Glycyrrhetinic acid – The molecular structure of glycyrrhetinic acid is similar to that of cortisone. This might be the basis for licorice’s soothing action.
Licochalcone – Lichochalcone reduces sebum production, inhibits 5 alpha-reductase and fights lipase, the enzyme produced by the acne bacteria that causes local irritation.
Glabridin – This ingredient provides calming and soothing benefits.
Find Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, with all of its many benefits, in the following PCA SKIN daily care products:
- A&C Synergy Serum®
- Perfecting Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 30
- Acne Gel