The glycyrrhiza glabra plant of Japan, popularly known as Licorice, has many health and medicinal benefits. As it is an emulsifier, it mixes well with both water and oil-based ingredients to curate beneficial blends. Unlike chemical emulsifiers, Licorice is naturally derived and safer for the skin. It improves the consistency of the end product and improves the formulation.
By inhibiting the production of melanin in skin cells, it helps to brighten the skin and tone down dark spots.