Yacon Root Juice
Yacon (Polymnia sonchifolia), is a perennial plant native related to the sunflower family, that grows in the mountainous regions of South America. It contains an abundant source of natural prebiotics fructooligosaccharides (FOS), inulin and phenolic compounds.
Fructooligosaccharides enhance the skin's water-binding ability, providing increased levels of hydration. In addition, FOS are a perfect nutrient for beneficial bacteria, improving the microbiota balance of the skin and enhancing the defence against bacterial infection.
Polymnia sonchifolia root extract also contains proteins, making them a good source of essential amino acids capable of acting as natural moisturizing factors (NMFs) and serving as building blocks of dermal fibres collagen and elastin. The root juice is also rich in essential minerals like potassium and has high calcium, magnesium, iron, and phosphorus. This all contributes
Clinical Trial Results
This double-blind clinical study compared 30 patients using a 2% topical licorice gel preparation and 30 patients suing a placebo over a two-week period. The results showed the licorice extract could be considered as an effective agent for the treatment of atopic dermatitis.
-Inhibits tyroisinase, the enzyme responsible for producing pigmentation following UV exposure
- Contains liquiritin, a compound that helps reverse melanin discoloration in the skin
- Acts as an anti-inflammatory
agent that can reduce redness, irritation and swelling
- Effective in the treatment of atopic dermatitis, eczema and acne
- Acts as an antioxidant
to protect the skin from oxidative damage
- May help reduce and regulate oil production
Adding Oat to Your Routine
If you are struggling with ?, or simply want skin to look a little brighter and more even toned, licorice is a great ingredient to incorporate into your routine. It's also a natural alternative to chemical brighteners and is really gentle on inflamed skin. You can find oat kernal extract in our Postbiotic Ceramide Oil Cleanser, Postbiotic Ceramide Gentle Cleanser, Postbiotic Ceramide Essence Toner, Postbiotic Ceramide Active Serum and Postbiotic Ceramide Active Moisturiser
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Cosmeceuticals for hyperpigmentation: What is Available? Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, 2013
The treatment of atopic dermatitis with licorice gel. The Journal of Dermatological Treatment,