HIGH ALTITUDE NATURALS™ Glycyrrhizic acid (Glycyrrhizin) is isolated from Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) plant roots and is its chief sweet-tasting component. Structurally, it is a saponin used as an emulsifier and gel-forming agent in cosmetics. Licorice Root extracts containing Glycyrrhizic acid offer cosmetic benefits when applied topically to the skin and is found to exhibit skin antioxidative and calming properties.
Glycyrrhizic acid is often used in facial moisturizers, anti-aging products, sunscreens, cleansers, foundations, acne preparations, face masks, etc.
Other Names: Liquorice Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra L. Extract, Glycyrrhizin. Suggested usage: In formulations, Glycyrrhizic acid is used between a 0.1-2.0% concentration. Soluble in: Freely soluble in hot water, alcohol; practically insoluble in ether
Molecular formula: C42H62O16
CAS NO.:1405-86-3 ECHA No.: 215-785-7
Appearance: White or Off-White Powder Odor: Characteristic Purity: 99% Grade: Cosmetic Grade Intended use: Topical application only. Do not take internally. Should not be directly applied to skin. Use in skincare topical formulations/applications only.