The skin-soothing properties of Licorice Roots
Do you know that most licorice candies sold out there don’t actually contain licorice? Yes, in most cases, producers of such candies use anise oil or some other herb that has similar taste and fragrance like that of licorice.
Licorice is one of the most popular herbs around the world. We love it for its distinct taste and more so for the benefits that it gives us.
What is Licorice Root?
Licorice or Liquorice is a plant that mainly grows in parts of Asia, the Middle-east and southern Europe. Its roots are used for various medicinal purposes in Eastern and many other traditional medicinal systems. Licorice Root contains glycyrrhizic acid which has anti-inflammatory properties that also increase our immunity.
The Licorice Root has a slightly sweet but sour taste. It is very effective in helping with gastronomical problems. Its anti-inflammatory properties speed up the process of repair of our stomach’s internal lining and reduce its damage to restore balance in it.
Apart from all these, licorice is commonly used to add flavor in food and beverages.
Why Use Licorice Roots in Skincare?
Licorice Roots contain antioxidants that inhibit free radical production and maintain skin health. It also inhibits tyrosinase enzyme activity effectively curbing the production of melanin. This helps in decreasing hyperpigmentation and gives blemish-free, even-toned skin.
It contains anti-inflammatory properties that reduce inflammation and relieves skin itching. Apart from the internal aging process, oxidative stress and inflammation are two major reasons behind premature skin aging. Licorice Roots help in alleviating both with its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It also provides our skin essential moisturization. Licorice Root contains ‘licochalcone’, a compound that can control oil on our skin, so it is especially beneficial for people with oily skin.
Bee Elite Essentials uses these properties of Licorice Roots to create its anti-aging skincare range of products that give you youthful, flawless skin. Along with other potent ingredients like Bee Venom and Manuka Honey, this blend creates an extraordinary skincare range.
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