In the quest for unblemished and radiant skin, few things turn out to be hurdles like dark spots, acne marks, sun damage, or hormonal conditions like melasma causing discolouration. Now, finding alternatives to protect your skin is quite a hassle, and since all suggested products are mainly infused with chemicals, affecting the skin adversely at times. However, here at Anita’s Aromatics, we firmly believe in the philosophy of providing the nourishment and protection that your body needs. Being a part of the beauty & wellness industry, our motto has always been to provide the goodness of nature for complete replenishment and healing.
One of our ingredients that has lately taken the skincare industry by storm is Licorice Extract. Anita’s Aromatics brings out some of the most asked questions, doubts, and vital information related to Licorice Extract. It is considered one of the world’s oldest herbal remedies to treat various conditions. Let’s delve deeper to learn more about this saviour!
1. What is Licorice Extract?
Liquorice is a flowering plant bean from the root of which a sweet aromatic flavouring can be extracted. Like the sweet treat, it all comes back to the plant. The root of this plant has been used for medicinal purposes for years, but it is also the source of liquorice extract used topically for the skin. This extract is filled with various beneficial compounds, which do everything from delivering antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects to helping fade dark spots.
2. What are the benefits of Licorice Extract for the skin?
The extract is filled with a variety of beneficial compounds, which do everything from delivering antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects to helping fade dark spots, scars from acne, or injuries, soothing the inflammation, regenerating the skin’s collagen and elastin supply, both of which are essential to keep our skin smooth and baby-soft and helps to preserve hyaluronic acid which can retain up to 1000 times its weight in water that keeps skin plump and bouncy. In addition to that, it protects skin from UV damage.
3. How to Use It for skin?
It can be used in formulations like serums, toners, and sheet masks, which give brighter and glowing skin over a period with regular use. It can be combined with vitamin C to protect skin from sun damage and significantly reduce pigmentation.
4. Does Licorice root extract lighten your skin tone?
Licorice extract has potent and active compounds that help in lightening the skin. Liquirtin helps with hyperpigmentation, a condition where the skin cells produce excess melanin only in certain areas, giving skin a patchy appearance or dark spots that make the texture and tone uneven. It works to disintegrate the excess melanin produced and break it down, reducing pigmentation. Another compound, Glabridin, prevents the production of the enzyme tyrosinase, which makes the skin go dark after skin exposure.
5. Is Licorice root extract suitable for oily skin and acne-prone skin?
Licorice extract is ideal for oily skin. Its roots produce licochalcone, which helps to combat oil production. Furthermore, Licorice is excellent for all skin types, especially for sensitive and acne-prone skin, due to its soothing properties.
6. How often can you use Licorice root extract in your skincare routine?
Using the formulation with extract once or twice a day should suffice, though it depends on the instructions on the package.
7. What does Licorice powder do to the skin?
Licorice powder is rich in anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidants properties, along with a healing effect on the body by fortifying your skin’s defences and preventing UV damage.
8. Does Licorice root powder really whiten the dark areas in our bodies?
Licorice has a natural skin lightening effect, and it can be used on the area of discolouration to attain an even skin tone.
9. Can Licorice powder be used regularly on the face?
When used in the right proportions, it can be used every day without any issue.
10. Which products of Anita’s Aromatics have Licorice in them?
The Whitening Manicure and Pedicure Kit are enriched with Licorice for enhanced results.
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