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INGREDIENT FOCUS: WHAT IS LICORICE ROOT EXTRACT?

What is it?

Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate is an ingredient derived from licorice root extract that is used in skincare and cosmetic formulations. It is primarily used to condition the skin and help soothe irritated or inflamed skin.

Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate is the dipotassium salt of glycyrrhizic acid, also known as glycyrrhizin, a key component in licorice root extract. Licorice is the root of the Glycyrrhiza glabra plant, native to southern Europe and parts of Asia, such as India. The plant produces long flowers that are purple to pale whitish blue. Glycyrrhizin is the central sweet-tasting part of the Glycyrrhiza glabra plant, which can be extracted and used in candies or as a sweetener. Licorice extract is 30 to 50 times sweeter than sugar.

Licorice root extract has also been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years for its soothing effects and its expectorant properties in removing phlegm and mucus from the respiratory tract. Many of the health benefits provided by licorice come from glycyrrhizin, which is why dipotassium glycyrrhizate is now used in skincare products as a soothing ingredient.

Why Is Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate Used?

In cosmetics and skincare products, dipotassium glycyrrhizate functions as a skin-conditioning ingredient with skin soothing properties. It is also used as an emulsifier and gel-forming agent to improve the texture and feel.

What are the benefits of licorice root extract on the skin?

Conditioning
Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate is a skin-conditioning ingredient that can improve the appearance of dry or impaired skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness.

Soothing
Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate has a soothing effect on the skin and helps support the calming of inflammation in the skin. Clinical studies have determined that it is an effective treatment for atopic dermatitis or eczema because of its ability to reduce redness and irritation.

Calming
The glycyrrhizin in liquorice root contains anti-inflammatory properties. This works to reduce itching, irritation, and redness on your skin. If you suffer from atopic dermatitis, rosacea, or psoriasis, you can benefit from the healing properties and natural wonders from liquorice root.

Acne/Blemish Reduction
It can help regulate sebum, making it an effective skincare ingredient for a variety of skin concerns, including acne and blemish flare-ups.

Hydrating
Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate has also been linked with the preservation of hyaluronic acid content in the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a key molecule involved in maintaining skin hydration with the ability to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. By preserving hyaluronic acid content in the skin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate helps to maintain hydrated skin.

What Pevonia Products contain licorice root extract?

RS2 Gentle Lotion
Perfect a thorough cleansing with this gentle, alcohol-free, lotion/toner containing a high concentration of actives. Green Tea, Chamomile, Licorice, Allantoin, Guarana, and Rose work together to immediately cool your skin, preparing it for further treatment. This also makes an ideal facial spritz so that any time of the day, especially if you’re experiencing a hot flush or general over-heating, spritz your face and neck for instant cooling, soothing and calming effects.

RS2 Care Cream
Hydrating Squalane, anti-bacterial Green Tea, anti-inflammatory Licorice, soothing Chamomile and repairing Vitamin E blends with Allantoin and Rose to reduce irritation. Reveal a visibly calmed, soothed, and completely decongested complexion with this delightfully textured cream. Ideal for Rosacea-prone skin.

RS2 Concentrate
Gently massage this soothing, micro-emulsified gel on your skin for immediate anti-blotchiness, cooling, and desensitising relief. A potent, specific blend of actives including Green Tea, Licorice, Chamomile and aromatic Rose work to strengthen capillaries, control blotchiness, and effectively diffuse redness.

Age-Correction Hydrating Toner
Drench your skin with anti-ageing actives such as Hyaluronic Acid, Marine Collagen and Marine Elastin. Added conditioning licorice and toning Jonquil blend with nourishing Vitamin E and soothing Chamomile to ensure this alcohol-free lotion/toner completes the cleansing process. It removes tap water impurities while preventing and repairing the first signs of ageing and preparing skin for further treatment.

RS2 Rosacea Redness-B-Gone Trial Kit and Power Repair Collagen Trial Kit
Pevonia’s Budget-friendly, result-driven trial / travel kits, feature a mini Cleanser, Lotion/Toner and Care Cream, all available in zero packaging which means you can re-fill these trial size bottles and jars, and re-use the wash bag, as often as you like. Each kit includes an Insert with product name, contents, how to use, ingredients and company info. They are a great way to try-before-you-buy full sized- products, or for travelling at home or abroad as they are TSA 3-1-1 compliant (flight-friendly).

The RS2 Rosacea Trial Kit contains the RS2 Gentle Cleanser (50ml), RS2 Gentle Lotion (50ml) and RS2 Care Cream (20ml).

The Power Repair Collagen Trial Kit contains the Age-Correction Hydrating Cleanser (50ml), Age-Correction Hydrating Toner (50ml) and Marine Collagen Care Cream (20ml).

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