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known as stearyl glycyrrhetinate

source licorice root + stearyl alcohol

function anti-inflammatory, soothing, skin conditioning, brightening

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Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate

The ester of stearyl alcohol and anti-inflammatory licorice root active glycyrrhetinic acid. The esterfication of glycyrrhetinic acid improves oil solubility and increases bioavailability allowing stearyl glycyrrhetinate to deliver soothing effects more quickly.1 It is particularly effective in treating the appearance of contact dermatitis and visible redness in the skin.2


[1] BUFO, M., & D’ABROSCA, F. (2014). Evaluation of the soothing activity of Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate; R&D, Res Pharma Industriale Srl, via G.Pastore 3, 20056 Trezzo s/Adda, Milan, Italy. Household And Personal Care Today, (Vol. 9 nr. 2), 65-70.

[2] PANTROFINA® BETA by Res Pharma Industriale - Personal Care & Cosmetics. (2022). Retrieved 12 September 2022, from

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