What it is
Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, also known as Licorice Root Extract, is a salt derived from licorice.
What it does
Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate is a skin conditioning agent that restores suppleness and reduces flaking, thus helping to improve the appearance of dry and damaged skin.
In addition, this extract has soothing and anti-irritant properties. Because of this, it can help reduce the redness associated with acne, psoriasis and rosacea. It can also help treat atopic dermatitis.
It can also inhibit melanin production, meaning it could be a potentially effective treatment for hyperpigmentation.
Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate is generally considered to be safe.
(Sources: cosmeticsinfo.org, J. Agric. Food Chem., 2003 and Journal of Dermatological Tretament, September 2003)
Take The Guesswork Out Of Skincare Shopping
Get access to the “Pro Skincare Library” for exclusive skincare routine “cheat sheets” and tricks to help you navigate the beauty aisles jungle like a pro and immediately know what to pick off the shelves to achieve the gorgeous skin of your dreams - even when you’re drowning in an endless sea of skincare products.