Licorice is called “The king of herbs”, and its root has been utilized as a herbal medicine worldwide since the old days. Its extract and refined Licorice root are utilized as an anti-inflammatory agent in drugs and cosmetics as well as a novel whitening agent in cosmetics. Since Glycyrrhizin, the main active principle, is 250 times as sweet as cane sugar, Licorice extract is also used as sweetener in the food industry. With the multiple efficacies of Licorice root extract being well known, Maruzen Pharmaceuticals has shifted its focus to the leaf of this plant and the result is PHYTO-ELASTICIZER BG. Interestingly, PHYTO-ELASTICIZER BG has a promotion effect on ceramide, cholesterol and hyaluronic acid synthesis which contrasts with the anti-inflammation and whitening effects found in the roots.
- Promotes Ceramide synthesis.
- Improvement of skin texture and conditions.
- Reduction of fine wrinkles.