Yes, Licorice Root can be used to brighten skin and treat hyperpigmentation due to high levels of melanin.
Licorice Root extract is one of many natural compounds, along with certain types of citrus fruits, that are highly effective at fading discoloration and evening out skin tone when applied topically to the skin.
The magic compound in Licorice Root is glabridin. It’s found only in small, trace amounts, but it is a powerful skin lightener/brightener. Glabridin has been shown to inhibit pigment-producing enzymes and prevent formation of melanocytes, or dark patches on the skin. In fact, the brightening effect of glabridin has been shown in some studies to be greater than that of hydroquinone!
Licorice Root also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to calm and soothe skin. Best of all, it’s non-toxic, so it’s completely safe to use every day.
Now, there’s no need to run out and by a bottle of Licorice Root extract. You can give your skin all the licorice root extract it needs, along with other natural skin brighteners like Bearberry
Leaf extract, just by using your Rx for Brown Skin Naturally Flawless Botanical Brightener.