We were playing around with licochalcone the other day in the lab. I just thought you guys might want to see what it looks like. Here it is in raw form:

licochalcone

And here it is once you solubilize it. You need to solubilize it before you put it into the formulas so it dissolves into the formula nicely:

solubilized licochalcone

Licochalcone is in acne.org products because it is known to be powerfully calming to acne-prone skin. It’s what gives our Moisturizer and AHA+ products their yellow color. Here it is once it’s in the moisturizer:

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Mmmmmm. Tasty.

8 Responses to “Licochalcone – the licorice root extract in Acne.org Moisturizer and Acne.org AHA+ (Glycolic Acid – 10%)”

  • Anonymous

    Licochalcone A activates Nrf2 in vitro and contributes to licorice extract-induced lowered cutaneous oxidative stress in vivo
    Authors
    Jochen Kühnl,
    Dennis Roggenkamp,
    Sandra A. Gehrke,
    Franz Stäb,
    Horst Wenck,
    Ludger Kolbe,
    Gitta Neufang

    Check out this recent paper about Licochalcone. It shows that acts as an anti oxidant and reduces skin stress. This effect is probably very important in acne. Great Stuff!

  • Russell

    Licochalcone A activates Nrf2 in vitro and contributes to licorice extract-induced lowered cutaneous oxidative stress in vivo
    Authors
    Jochen Kühnl,
    Dennis Roggenkamp,
    Sandra A. Gehrke,
    Franz Stäb,
    Horst Wenck,
    Ludger Kolbe,
    Gitta Neufang

    Check out this recent paper about Licochalcone. It shows that acts as an anti oxidant and reduces skin stress. This effect is probably very important in acne. Great Stuff!

  • Rob White

    WHY DO YOU PERSIST WITH THIS AWFUL MOISTURISER.

    PLEASE JUST BRING THE OLD ONE BACK SO WE HAVE A CHOICE – I AM BEGGING YOU

  • Will

    I am still very interested in that spot treatment that you said you were trying to develop. I would very much like to purchase it. What is the status? Are you still working on it? Is it close? Have you ditched the idea?

  • Peggy

    I haven’t been able to use your moisturizer since you added the licorice root extract. I have an allergic reaction every time I tried it. I miss the old moisturizer b/c it worked so well. Consequently, I can’t use either of the moisturizers. Like many others, I am begging you for an alternative.

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