Licorice root has been used as part of Ayurvedic medicine for centuries as a way to lighten dark spots that appear caused by excess sugar intake, sun damage or pollutants, all of which can speed the aging process when it comes to skin.
Licorice root extract benefits for skin
ViaPure Licorice White 97 works in several different ways to help erase dark spots, giving skin a smoother complexion and a more ageless look.
First, it helps manage the production of tyrosinase, the enzyme that signals cells to produce melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color. When melanin is produced unevenly, it can cause dark spots, but when less tyrosinase is produced, melanin production is also slowed, resulting in fewer dark spots.
Secondly, it helps manage the levels of Endothelin-1, a peptide ,and Phospholipase A2, an enzyme, both of which are released by keratinocytes – skin cells at the surface of skin - after UV exposure, which can also lead to dark spots and uneven skin tone.
Phospholipase A2 also plays a role in the production of tyrosinase, so melanin production is slowed considerably more when it too is inhibited.
ViaPure Licorice White 97 also contains antioxidants that support against free radical activity, supporting collagen and elastin proteins and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making it a superior skin-friendly product born from nature.
Licorice root is extremely gentle, and is considered suitable for sensitive skin in all shades.
Uses of Licorice root extract
In addition to flavoring classic candy, licorice root has been used to help support low moods while helping to manage bouts of stress.
Licorice root is also considered to help support healthy digestion, and as such also helps support the immune system by managing the healthy production of ‘good’ gut bacteria.
Source and sustainability of Licorice root extract
ViaPure Licorice White 97 is manufactured by Actives International, a company that fuses biology and nature to produce the best possible products available for skin.
All Actives International products are derived from plant, marine or bio-fermentation sources using sustainable, eco-friendly processes.
Reviews and testimonials
ViaPure Licorice White 97 is used in Xtend-Life’s formula for Day and Night Cream with Whitening.
“I have been used Xtend-Life's skincare products since 2010. The cream is the best moisturizer ever, very lightweight, [the] smell is so clean, no fragrance, [and] it leaves my skin feeling very smooth, hydrated, supple and nourished. This is the only product I could recommend to everyone.”