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What is glabridin?

Arthur W. Perry, MD
Plastic Surgery
Glabridin, an ingredient of licorice extract, is a natural skin lightener. While it does not work as effectively as hydroquinone, it does not appear to have long-term side effects. Glabridin shows promise as a skin lightener but needs more studies, and like so many "naturally occurring herbs," there is little standardization of purity of glabridin and little agreement on the needed concentration.
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