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24 Oct

The A-List's Latest Must-Have Beauty Ingredient

Posted by Bikini Owner in Beauty, Licorice Root

Licorice is more than just candy: Licorice root has been used as a beauty agent since ancient Egypt — and it's been in use as a skin-soother ever since.

Take a look in your beauty cabinet — licorice root extract is probably already on your top shelf. Search for ingredients like glabridin, an active compound that helps diminish the appearance of dark under-eye circles and age spots. Licorice root is also rich in glycyrrhizate, a potent tyrosinase inhibitor that can minimize the appearance of hyperpigmentation.

As the winter months close in (faster than we'd like to admit!), licorice root extract works as a natural brightener to combat skin fatigue, helping your cold-weather skin look smooth, toned, and color-corrected. It also contains powerful antioxidants that help protect the skin from environmental stressors.

Best yet, it's suitable for sensitive skin – meaning there's no guessing on whether or not you'll wake up with irritation in the morning. If you're looking to try this superhero ingredient for yourself, consider picking up one of these products below, which all make use of it. 

Soleil Toujours Sunscreen

Soleil Toujours 100% Mineral SPF 30 sunscreen, $39


Kani Botanical Cleanser

Kani Botanicals Geisha Cleanse Cleansing grains, $29


Makeup Pal Skincare

Make Up :Pal Day Time 4-Step skincare, $29