Its extract contains nearly 300 compounds that have antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
The licorice root extract is known to contain a compound known as glycyrrhizin, which has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It is used to treat skin conditions like eczema and acne. As a rich source of antioxidants, it also offers skin lightening and anti-aging benefits.
According to studies, licorice root extract may help fight bacteria that infect the skin. Its antimicrobial properties help combat Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria, which causes skin infections such as folliculitis, impetigo, and cellulitis.