Skin redness is caused by many things: for example, allergy, pimples and adult acne, sunburn, and exposure to materials such as detergents. But redness is not the only problem. The irritation and inflammation can also lead to skin roughness. And even more troubling, especially in darker skin, irritation and inflammation can cause spots and hyperpigmentation, resulting in uneven skin color.
Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract has long been recognized to have anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, extracts of licorice have been used medically for over 2000 years. Licorice extracts contain several materials that have anti-inflammatory properties: for example, glycyrrhizate, glycyrrhetenate, and glabridin.
The Relieve Licorice Serum not only contains licorice extract, it has also been supplemented with additional dipotassium glycyrrhizate to boost the activity. The Serum has a calming effect on skin, reducing redness, irritation, and inflammation. This reduces the red blotchiness of the skin. In turn, that diminishes roughness and makes skin smoother. And importantly, the calming effect also decreases the skin's hyperpigmentation response to inflammation, resulting in more even skin color.
Relieve Licorice Serum also contains Camella sinensis (green tea) catechins. While catechins are small molecules, they have very long chemical names, such as epigallocatechin-3-gallate. They are very effective anti-oxidants.