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Licorice plant extract

Flowering: From June to July.
Provenance, origin: China.
Commonly known as: Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (I.N.C.), Licorice, Glabridine.
Location: Around the Mediterranean, southern United States, Middle East, North Africa, Mauritius.
Benefits: Brightening, unifying, anti-inflammatory, depigmenting, softening, antioxidant, emollient, soothing.
Botanical name: Glycyrrhiza glabra L.
Extraction process: Ethanol extraction of dried licorice roots, followed by purification, re-extraction with ethyl acetate, filtration and vacuum drying.
Phytochemical composition: Glabridine over 95%, glycyrrhizic acid (Glycyrrhizin), flavonoids, isoflavonoids (glabrene and isoliquiritigenin).
Physical characteristics: Soluble in alcohol and chloroform; Insoluble in water;Dosage in cosmetic formulas: 2 to 5%; Molecular weight: 324,37 g/mol.
Family: Fabaceae.
Sensorial properties: Appearance: Fine powder; Color: Beige;
Part of the plant extracted: Roots.
Concerns: All skin types, especially skin prone to hyperpigmentation, itchy skin, skin with an atopic tendency, skin that has been aggressed (cold, UV, pollution...), mature skin and sensitive/irritated skin; All hair types.



Face care (lightening serums, sun care, creams, eye care, masks, aftershave creams, cleansing care, scrubs); Body care (creams, balms, milks); Hair care (shampoos, masks, sun oils); Hygiene (toothpastes, soaps); Make-up (foundations, protective tinted creams).


Store at room temperature in a tightly closed container, away from heat and light.

Contra-Indications and Precautions

Licorice extract is not irritating if used in recommended doses. It normally can be used by pregnant and/or breastfeeding women, as well as young children.