Product Description & Benefits:
Liquorice root has been used in Europe since prehistoric times, documented since the ancient Greeks, for its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity. Phytochemists and biochemists have been working for decades elucidating the structure of the chemicals involved and mechanisms of action. In the case of the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra this is not a single chemical that benefits the skin, but rather a combination of many chemicals. For this reason, SAS sells a extract that contains all the valuable chemicals present in liquorice root, released by fermentation, resulting in a powder that is powerful but also pleasant, white, and easy to use. A great active, use for atopic dermatitis and skin lightening. Glyzyrhizinic acid, a chemical found in liquorice root, has been shown to have pro-interferon and antiviral activity, including activity against the herpes virus.
This skin care active ingredient is made by a licensed, high-quality laboratory of skin care ingredients. Make Me Heal has partnered with leading laboratories and manufacturers of skin care ingredients to come up with the largest assortment of high-quality active ingredients that are effective for your skin. These ingredients are backed by scientific research and testing.
What's Do It Yourself (DIY) Skin Care?
DIY Skin Care is an emerging trend in the beauty world where consumers are taking control of their skin care regimen and are making their own home-based recipes of skincare products by combining scientifically proven active ingredients inside creams. DIY presents an opportunity to create affordable beauty products at your home and to try different ingredients to arrive at recipes that are the most optimal for your skin needs. You can use DIY to simply copy well-known, expensive creams and make your own cheaper home version, or to combine your favorite cream with an ingredient that you've found to be beneficial.
Directions For Use:
Each tube is enough for 8 fl oz of cream or lotion at approximately 2% concentration (5 g in 240 mL cream). Use in your favorite cream or add to our Canvas Base Cream or a Sea Kelp Bioferment base. The fine white powder will not dissolve completely but will release components slowly into the cream or lotion. This special liquorice extract is a white powder and will not change the color of the cream.
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