Glycyrrhizin: A popular whitening ingredient
Glycyrrhizin is a rare substance which is the licorice extract, is popular because it is widely recognized as a lightening ingredient and is widely used in skincare products such as creams and masks.
Efficacy of glycyrrhizin
Glycyrrhizin inhibits melanin formation by inhibiting the activities of tyrosinase, dopa mutagenase, and DHICA oxidase. At the same time, it can prevent skin pigmentation and melanin formation after sun exposure, and inhibit the formation of erythema after sun exposure.
Glycyrrhizin reduces inflammatory response by inhibiting the production of arachidonic acid by inhibiting cyclooxygenase.
The isoflavones in licorice can inhibit the metabolism in the body during the production of free radicals and prevent the damage of free radicals to the skin.