Licorice Root Extract
OceanDerMX™ Balance & Brighten brings together the powerful natural bioactive ingredients Mamaku Black Fern extract, NZ algae extract, Centella asiatica extract and licorice root extract.
To read all about this ingredient and the clinical results read our blog post.
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 howed the licorice extract could be considered as an effective agent for the treatment of atopic dermatitis.
-Inhibits tyrosinase, the enzyme responsible for producing pigmentation following UV exposure
- Contains liquiritin, a compound that helps reverse melanin discolouration 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 Licorice Root to Your Routine
If you are struggling with sun-induced pigmentation, post-inflammatory acne scars, 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 licorice root extract in our Postbiotic Ceramide Essence Toner.
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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, 2003
Licorice in the Treatment of Acne Vulgaris and Postinflammatory Hyperpigmentation: A Review. Journal of Pharmaceutical Care, 202