◆ Glycyrrhizic acid cosmetics is the active principle of liquorice root. Glycyrrhizic acid is a powerful sweetener, 305 times as potent as sucrose (table sugar). Chemically, glycyrrhizic acid is a triterpenoid saponin glycoside being either the Ca2+ or K+ salt of glycyrrhizic (or glycyrrhizinic) acid.
◆ Upon hydrolysis, the glycoside loses its sweet taste and is converted to the aglycone glycyrrhetinic acid plus two molecules of glucuronic acid. The glycyrrhizic acid form is not particularly water soluble, but its ammonium salt is soluble in water at pH greater than 4.5. Although sweet, the taste of glycyrrhizic acid is different from that of sugar.
◆ The sweetness of glycyrrhizic acid has a slower onset than sugar, and lingers in the mouth for some time. Additionally, its characteristic licorice flavor makes it unsuitable as a direct flavor substitute for sugar. Unlike the artificial sweetener aspartame, glycyrrhizic acid maintains its sweetness under heating.
Specification of Glycyrrhizinic Acid 98.0%
Soluble in Ethanol
Loss on drying
PH (1% in ethanol 50%)
Acid content ≥98.0%
Total Plate Count
◆ It is a high-sweet, low-calorie health-care sweetener with a sweetness of about 250 times that of sucrose; it can be added to food, beverage, and confectionery as a sweetener, and can also be used as a yellow or brown food. In the beverage, it also doubles as a natural pigment.
◆ Pharmaceutical industry: used for antitussive and expectorant, gastric ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, eczema, itchy skin, hepatitis, hyperlipidemia, papillomavirus, conjunctivitis, and used to treat cancer and prevent AIDS.
◆ Glycyrrhizic Acid Cosmetic and cigarette industry; can prevent dermatitis, dry skin, sun, rash, throat and so on.
◆ Licorice extract can activate corticosteroids (inhibition of metabolic enzymes) and indirectly enhance the action of corticosteroids. It can be used in all cosmetics such as cream, cream, water, lotion, lotion, milk and honey. It can neutralize or release or reduce the toxic substances of cosmetics, and can also prevent allergic reactions of some cosmetics, and is more suitable for advanced hair or skin cosmetics.
◆ Licorice flavonoids have a mild inhibitory effect on tyrosinase, and licorice extract has been proven to be the most effective plant whitening agent.
◆ As a sweetener, Glycyrrhizic acid is used in food industry.
◆ As raw materials of drugs for clearing heat and detoxicating, Glycyrrhizic acid is used in medicine field.
◆ As product for benefiting stomach, Glycyrrhizic acid is widely used in health industry.
◆ Glycyrrhizic Acid Cosmetics applied in cosmetic field, Glycyrrhizic acid is able to nourish and cure the skin.
Licorice root extract and its derivatives