Liquorice. Best known as a delicious treat or a soothing herbal tea, but did you know that liquorice root has an abundance of benefits for sensitive skin?
Liquorice root has been used for hundreds of years for its calming effect on the digestive system, and it is well known that a happy gut = happy skin. Digestive inflammation can wreck havoc on our skin causing sensitivity and unbalance which can lead to skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema and psoriasis.
TEMPLESPA use liquorice root extract in all of our products for sensitive skin, including our calming face mask, BECALM. Known as our best face mask for sensitive skin, BECALM helps to soothe stressed and delicate skin, reduce redness and leaves skin feeling and looking calm and at peace. This gentle, creamy mask is full to the brim of claming ingredients including cucumber, chamomile and most importantly, liquorice root.
So why do we use liquorice root extract in BECALM?
Liquorice root extract is thought to have excellent anti-inflammatory properties, helping to reduce redness and other common skin concerns associated with sensitive skin. These powerful properties help to leave skin looking cool, calm and smooth. It is also thought that these anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce itchy skin; a common side effect of skin conditions such as eczema.
As well as helping to prevent inflammation on the skin, liquorice root is thought to have excellent healing properties on the skin. Sensitive skin can easily become sore and delicate and this powerful ingredient is able to help heal these skin concerns, leaving skin looking smooth, balanced and healthy.
Liquorice root extract is a common anti-irritant, which means it is able to reduce the likelihood of irritation from potential skin aggressors. Anti-irritants help to strengthen your skin, influencing it to become stronger in protecting delicate tissue. Skincare products that contain anti-irritants can over time help to manage sensitive skin, reducing flare ups and maintaining a healthy skin balance.
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