It grows in the European Meridian and West Asia. By using its fermented version with patented biotechnology, we are able to enhance its beneficial effects and increase its ability to penetrate the skin.
Of its 300 or so compounds, it contains glycyrrhizin, glabridin and licochalcone. Glycyrrhizin has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which is why it is used in treatments for acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and atopic dermatitis. It is also a powerful antioxidant, protecting our skin from free radicals and photoaging. Glabridin is one of the most potent active ingredients present in this root. Its skin-lightening properties stand out as it inhibits the production of the enzyme tyrosinase, which is responsible for darkening the skin after exposure to the sun. On the other hand, its liquiritin content helps to disintegrate excess melanin, obtaining a lightening effect on blemishes and evening out skin tone. Licochalcone reinforces the skin's own defence mechanisms and helps regenerate its barrier function. It also has a seboregulating effect. It is a rich source of antioxidants and is recognised for its anti-ageing effects.