licorice extract skin lightening

Licorice is one of the more common skin lightening ingredients that you would find in products. It is known to be a natural lightening remedy and is highly recommended by dermatologists.

Licorice is best used when lightening dark spots, removing any skin damage that may develop on the skin. Hydroquinone is also recommended by dermatologists, it just isn’t recommended if you have sensitive and dry skin. Hydroquinone and licorice have the same benefits on the skin, and products normally like to use these products at the same time for maximum effect.

What is Licorice Extract?


Licorice is a licorice plant, scientifically called Glycyrrhiza Glabra. The licorice plant root has been used for medical and health benefits for several years. It has a number of benefits such as; antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.

Licorice is a skin brightener. It has anti-inflammatory benefits and has natural enzymes that penetrate the skin and slow down melanin production, reducing hyperpigmentation.

If you are looking to clear skin naturally and healthy on the skin, licorice is the ingredient for you. It also helps soothe irritated skin and is safe for women who may be pregnant, as well as people with melasma. The product is safe to use twice a day maximum.

Licorice Extract Benefits

  • Minimizes production of melanin
  • Removes excess melanin
  • Helps with oil control in the skin
  • Works as an anti-inflammatory
  • No effects to acne-prone skin

Licorice Extract Side effects

Several people have come forward with allergies and reacted to the product negatively. It is advised to try a test patch with products that may include licorice. If there is no reaction within a few days, a week max, you may use the product in your daily skincare routine.

Licorice Extract Thoughts

Licorice extract is best when you are trying to skin bleach. The ingredient is safe enough to use in intimate areas as well such as; anal bleaching, vaginal bleaching and more. For a product that does include Licorice, we highly recommend using our number 1 product, Amaira Natural Lightening Serum. Includes licorice and is a very natural lightening product.