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Liquorice extract, the great skin protector

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Liquorice extract has been used for 3000 years. This plant was very important in the culture of Syria, ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. These cultures used the root of this plant as a medicinal remedy and to care for skin and hair. If you want to know more about it, we encourage you to keep reading this blog!

Cosmetic properties and benefits of liquorice extract

Liquorice extract has antioxidant, soothing, and anti-bacterial properties, improves skin hydration and also protects against UV rays and eliminates redness. It is also used as a natural cortisone as it contains Licochalcone A known for its great anti-inflammatory power, and is effective in treatments for eczema, rosacea and psoriasis.

Liquorice extract is widely used in natural cosmetics, depigmentation and anti-blemish treatments, the skin recovers its luminosity and becomes clearer. Another characteristic of liquorice is that it is a good healer and is linked to the formation of new collagen fibers and helps us to reduce the formation of free radicals that cause premature aging of our skin.

In conclusion, liquorice extract is an essential ingredient in creams for sensitive skin or anti-aging creams.

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Liquorice extract in skin and hair care

Liquorice extract is used to treat sensitive skin problems, atopic dermatitis and atopic breakouts that cause irritation, discomfort and itching because it restructures the skin’s protective barrier and acne because of its anti-inflammatory properties and its great antiseptic and emollient power.

Liquorice extract contains vitamin C which gives a brightening effect on the skin and reduces the formation and increase of spots on the skin as it can inhibit the effects of the enzyme tyrosinase, which is what causes skin pigmentation.

With regard to hair, liquorice extract promotes the recovery and maintenance of hair and can also prevent alopecia and treat problems such as dandruff. Liquorice root contains elements such as choline, proteins, vitamin B, flavonoids, phosphorus, potassium and essential oils. We want to emphasize that the antioxidant effect of some flavonoids is 100 times more powerful than that of vitamin E.

At Mediterranean Spirit we use liquorice extract in our moisturizing anti-aging face cream. In the INCI (product ingredients) you can find it under the name of Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract. The regular use of this facial cream in your daily facial routine will bring great benefits and results to your skin, both in terms of aesthetics and health.

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In Mediterranean Spirit we elaborate natural and ecological cosmetics inspired by the beauty of the Mediterranean. We extract the best of its nature to pamper your skin. We care about our products being of high quality, being honest with the benefits of the ingredients. Mediterranean Spirit is designed for people who are aware of the environment and sustainability.