Milanie Torralba on Benefits of Using Licorice Cream


Licorice root has a good reputation as being helpful for skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. In one study, licorice gel, applied to the skin, relieved symptoms of itching, swelling, and redness.

Licorice root is one of the oldest remedies in history, called “the king of natural medicines.” Geisha long ago recognized its benefits in brightening the skin and its ability to even out skin tone, making it an especially treasured ingredient in their beauty rituals.

Licorice cream is often used to reduce inflammation and irritation as well as to treat certain skin problems like shingles, eczema, rosacea, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and drug-induced skin eruptions. Skin lightening creams also use licorice extract to inhibit the production of tyrosinase, an enzyme essential in the production of melanin.

Licorice is also included in many skin lightening creams. This is because licorice contains a flavonoid known as glabridin. Glabridin inhibits the production of…

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