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licorice extract

Plant extract that has skin-soothing properties. In addition, licorice root may be effective in improving the look of an uneven skin tone. 

One of its components, known as glabridin, is a potent antioxidant and skin-soothing ingredient, which is why licorice often shows up in products meant for sensitive, reddened skin.

References for this information:

Fitoterapia, October 2013, pages 160-184

Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, July 2010, pages 20-31

International Journal of Molecular Science, 2009, issue 9, 4066-4087

Natural Product Research, December 2007, pages 1,234-1,241

See glycyrrhetic acid

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