Powerfully Natural: Licorice Root Extract

Written by Jamika Martin, the founder of ROSEN

Let's break down one of the key ingredients in our Moonlight Moisturizer: Licorice Root Extract.

If you've never heard of Licorice Root Extract, it's (as you would expect) the root of the licorice plant. Literally, the stuff that candy is made out of. Well, technically actual licorice candy contains very little real licorice, but you get the point.

This plant has been used for so many years on things like respiratory issues, PCOS symptoms, and sores. But one thing that tons of people have found it to be good for is acne prone skin and dark spots.

KEY BENEFITS

  • Helps control oil/sebum production
  • Brightens the skin
  • Slows down and can even inhibit dark spots

KEY BENEFITS

  • Helps control oil/sebum production
  • Brightens the skin
  • Slows down and can even inhibit dark spots

HOW SWAY??

Alright, let's break it down for you, because you're probably wondering how this ingredient that you have likely never heard of is this powerful.

GLABRIDIN

This, is an anti-oxidant and a tyrosinase inhibitor. Wow, lot's of big words, I know. Basically tyrosinase is this thing in your skin that makes melanin or the all-despised dark spots. So basically, Glabridin goes in, stops that tyrosinase from working (hence "inhibitor") and slows down or even stop the production of new dark spots, scars or hyperpigmentation. This means gently lightening those dark spots and keeping them from getting worse.

LICOCHALCONE

This is the part that helps with oily skin. This component of Licorice Root Extract helps to regulate sebum production. Now, I'm going to be real, the effects of this one are way harder to explain, so let me just link this cool article that you can check out.

And that's basically how Licorice Root Extract works! We love how it helps with oil production, but we really chose to put it in our moisturizer to help with dark spots and scarring. The Moonlight Moisturizer + our Bright Citrus Serum? Scars fading every night while you sleep.

DON'T BELIEVE US? CHECK OUT ACNE.ORG

We run almost all of our ingredients by acne.org because these are real folks who have tried it all, coming in to find out what works. When we saw the reviews for this ingredient, we knew we had to include it.

Here's the forums of folks talking about it.

Also, here's the EWG rating (hint: it's 1).

GET SOME LICORICE ROOT IN YOUR LIFE


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