Active Ingredients

Organic Liquorice Root Extract:

 

Liquorice has been used historically to treat, soothe and heal skin eruptions for conditions such as psoriasis and herpetic lesions (1). It has been used in herbal medicine for its anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-fungal and antiseptic properties (2), and used topically in skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis and acne (3). Liquorice extract contains glycyrrhizin, an acid that assists in the balance of natural steroid hormones in skin. It inhibits cortisol breakdown thereby potentially restoring normal levels in the body. Cortisol is the “stress hormone”, produced by our adrenal glands when we are under mental or physical pressure. Liquorice has been considered beneficial for soothing and healing irritated skin and reducing inflammation when applied topically.

References:

  1. Alternative Medicine Review Volume 10, Number 3. 2005
  2. Duke J. Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, 2nd Edition, CRC Press 2002
  3. Thomsen M. and Gennat H. Phytotherapy desk Reference 4th Global Natural Medicine. 2009

 

 Organic Aloe Vera:

 

Aloe Vera almost needs no introduction to its benefits in skin care. Its traditional use dates back almost 6,000 years and is known as the “plant of immortality”. First documented on a Mesopotamian clay tablet dating from 2100 BCE and the Ebers Papyrus (ca. 1550 BCE) and discovered in Egypt in 1873, it lists at least 12 preparations for treating internal and external ailments. Aloe vera gel contains Auxin and Gibberellin hormones that provide wound healing, immune-stimulating, and anti-inflammatory benefits to the skin. A super emollient and moisturiser, Aloe is used to treat acne, boils, bruises, burns, insect bites, dermatosis, eczema, fungus, itch, inflammation, psoriasis, rash, seborrhea, sunburn, ulcers and warts. (1), (2)

 

References:

 

  1. Braun L and Cohen M. Herbs & Natural Supplements. An Evidence-Based Guide. 4th Churchstone Livingstone-Elsevier. 2015
  2. Pizzorno J and Murray M. Textbook of Natural Medicine. Elsevier. 2013