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Licorice Extract

$9.50

Size

SKU 159

Quantity Price
10+ Items $8.55
*Note:

Skin Actives' Licorice Extract contains all the valuable chemicals present in licorice root. These chemicals are released by fermentation, resulting in a powder that is powerful but also pleasant, white, and easy to use. A great active, use Licorice Extract for atopic dermatitis and skin lightening.

Licorice root has been used in Europe since prehistoric times, documented since the ancient Greeks, for its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity. Phytochemists and biochemists have been working for decades to clarify the structure of the chemicals involved and the mechanisms of action. In the case of the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra, there is not a single chemical that benefits the skin, but rather a combination of many chemicals. Glyzyrhizinic acid, a chemical found in licorice root, has been shown to have pro-interferon and antiviral activity, including activity against the herpes virus.

Each tube is enough for 8 fl oz of cream or lotion at approximately 2% concentration (5 g in 240 mL cream). Use in your favorite cream or add to our Canvas Base Cream.

The fine white powder will not dissolve completely, but will release components slowly into the cream or lotion. This special licorice extract is a white powder and will not change the color of the cream.

Finney, R. S. H.; Somers, G. F.; Wilkinson, J. H.(1958) Pharmacological properties of glycyrrhetinic acid-a new anti- inflammatory drug. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 10: 687-95.

Fiore Cristina; Eisenhut Michael; Ragazzi Eugenio; Zanchin Giorgio; Armanini Decio (2005) A history of the therapeutic use of liquorice in Europe. Journal of ethnopharmacology, 99(3): 317-24.

Kawaguchi, Yoshiteru; Goh, Kikyo; Kawa, Youko; Kashima, Masato; Mizoguchi, Masako (1992) The inhibitory effects of licorice extract (flavonoids) on melanogenesis. II. In vivo studies. Nippon Hifuka Gakkai Zasshi, 102(6): 689-94.

Kim, Hyung Keun; Park, Yoonkyung; Kim, Hee Nam; Choi, Bo Hwa; Jeong, Hye Gwang; Lee, Dong Gun; Hahm, Kyung-Soo (2002) Antimicrobial mechanism of ?-glycyrrhetinic acid isolated from licorice, Glycyrrhiza glabra. Biotechnology Letters, 24(22):1899-1902.

Nerya, Ohad; Vaya, Jacob; Musa, Ramadan; Izrael, Sarit; Ben-Arie, Ruth; Tamir, Snait. (2003) Glabrene and Isoliquiritigenin as Tyrosinase Inhibitors from Licorice Roots. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 51(5): 1201-1207.

Saeedi, M.; Morteza-Semnani, K.; Ghoreishi, M.-R (2003) The treatment of atopic dermatitis with licorice gel. Journal of Dermatological Treatment,14(3): 153-157.

Yokota T; Nishio H; Kubota Y; Mizoguchi M (1998) The inhibitory effect of glabridin from licorice extracts on melanogenesis and inflammation. Pigment Cell Research, 11(6), 355-61.

Licorice extract.

Customer Reviews**

  • Author: JILL Vance
    This does NOT dissolve in any cream. Even after weeks it is like rubbing sand on your face. I was given a refund/credit for it. Thank you SA

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