Like the sweet treat, it all comes back to the liquorice plant (scientific term: Glycyrrhiza glabra. This extract is filled with a variety of beneficial compounds, which do everything from deliver antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects to help fade dark spots
HOW DOES IT IMPROVE MY SKIN?
Liquorice helps to reverse hyperpigmentation, a condition where the skin forms dark patches or spots on the skin that makes it look uneven in tone and texture. In addition to helping brighten skin already affected by sun damage, it contains glabridin, which helps to stop discoloration in its tracks during and immediately after sun exposure. UV rays are the primary cause of skin discoloration, but glabridin contains UV blocking enzymes that prevent new skin damage from occurring.