Licorice Root or Liquorice (Mulethi) contains glycyrrhizin acid which has anti-inflammatory properties and is widely used in cosmetics for its vast range of uses and a great addition to your skincare regime.
From organic fields in India, it is a natural skin lightening alternative to the damaging chemical hydroquinone will diminish and lighten dark spots, age spots, blackheads, whiteheads and helping to reduce dark under-eye circles, blemishes, discoloration and hyperpigmentation.
Glabridin, an active contained in licorice root is known for its skin brightening effect and frequent use of licorice powder as a face brightening mask will even out skin tone to leave you with even complexion and radiant, glowing, beautiful skin.
Licorice powder for skin is beneficial for treating skin infections such as psoriasis to reduce itching of the skin, swelling and redness. It is particularly useful to dry and sensitive skin but its balancing abilities also make it good to use for oily skin control treatment.
Containing essential antioxidants it is an ideal addition to any antiaging face masks for aging and sagging skin.
Suggestions for use:
Skin Lightener/Even Skintone - licorice root powder, orange peel powder, rose petal powder, multani mitti (avoid orange peel if you have extremely sensitive dry skin)
Face Brightening/Even Complexion - licorice root, hibiscus, manjistha, rose petal, aloe vera, multani mitti
Anti-ageing Smooth Radiant Skin - licorice root, hibiscus, manjistha, rose petal, orange peel, aloe vera, neem, brahmi, multani mitti
Problem Skin/Acne - licorice root, brahmi, manjistha, aloe vera, neem, reetha, tulsi, multani mitti