Spring Skin Allergy Warrior-Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate Powder

Footsteps of spring draw near... The mountains become lush, the waters rise, the sun's face blushes, and so do our easily sensitive skins.

We've noticed that many people's skin is usually fine, but as soon as the seasons change, problems arise redness, itching, swelling, flaking, and other sensitive symptoms.

01 Why does skin become sensitive in spring?

The reasons for skin sensitivity are diverse. It could be due to interactions between internal and external factors, leading to a compromised barrier function. When the skin is exposed to stimuli, increased sensory nerve signals and heightened immune responses result in skin sensitivity.

In simple terms, with the rise in spring temperatures, there's an increase in irritants like pollen and dust in the air. When these irritants come into contact with the skin, individuals with weaker barrier functions may not tolerate external stimuli, leading to an inflammatory response, causing issues such as redness, itching, and swelling.

As such, if we can reduce inflammation, repair the skin's barrier function, and enhance its resilience to external irritants, spring-related skin sensitivity problems can be effectively addressed.

Dipotassium glycyrrhizate is the secret weapon to tackle this "inflammation" issue.

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02 What is Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate?

Dipotassium glycyrrhizate powder is an organically processed compound extracted from licorice. To understand it better, let's first get acquainted with its source material (licorice).

Licorice is an herb that's beneficial to the human body. It's considered the "King of Herbs" in traditional Chinese medicine due to its ability to enhance the effects of other herbs. It has various properties like supporting digestion, clearing heat, detoxifying, and harmonizing other herbs. It's widely used in medicine, food, cosmetics, and various industries.

The significance of licorice in the herbal world and its essential role wouldn't be possible without its main component, dipotassium glycyrrhizate. Let's delve into how dipotassium glycyrrhizate fights inflammation.

03 How Does Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate Fight Inflammation?

◆Inhibition of Adrenal Corticosteroid Breakdown

Dipotassium glycyrrhizate's chemical structure is similar to adrenal corticosteroids. It acts on hormone receptors on cell membranes, affecting ion channels. This inhibition prevents the breakdown of adrenal corticosteroids in the body, enhancing the body's resistance to inflammation.

◆Suppression of Inflammatory Mediator Release like Prostaglandins

Research demonstrates that dipotassium glycyrrhizate's anti-inflammatory mechanism mainly involves selectively inhibiting the activity of enzymes like phospholipase A2 (PL2A2) and lipoxygenase, which are involved in the cascade reaction of arachidonic acid. This prevents the production of inflammatory mediators like prostaglandins (PG) and leukotrienes (LT), resulting in anti-inflammatory effects.

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◆Inhibition of Histamine Release

Histamine is a substance that causes itching. Factors that stimulate mast cells can trigger histamine release, leading to itching. Dipotassium glycyrrhizate has excellent antiallergic effects. It effectively inhibits histamine production and reduces redness and itching in the skin, especially offering significant protection against certain allergic reactions.

04 Raw Material Source

The dried roots and rhizomes of licorice plants, such as Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch., Glycyrrhiza Inflate Batal., or Glycyrrhiza glabra.

Our company chooses licorice materials from Xinjiang, selecting high-quality licorice as raw materials. The extracted substance boasts excellent quality and stable production, serving the needs of various raw material demands.

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05 Product Applications

Dipotassium glycyrrhizate powder finds extensive applications in daily life, serving essential roles in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, personal care, and the food industry. Its major advantage lies in avoiding the severe adverse reactions and side effects associated with steroids. This conclusion has been confirmed by multiple research institutions.


◆Pharmaceutical Field

The product can inhibit histamine release, offering detoxification, disinfection, and antiallergic effects similar to adrenal corticosteroids, with no long-term side effects. It can be used in the production of eye drops and oral ulcer ointments.

◆Cosmetics Field

It can be used in the production of spot removers and antiallergic agents. With functions like antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, detoxification, antiallergic, and deodorizing, it's used in antiallergic, sunblock, spot creams, lotions, and more, with usage ranging from 0.5% to 1%. Dipotassium glycyrrhizate has anti-inflammatory, antiallergic, and moisturizing effects. It can be used in the production of toners, and creams (a talisman for sensitive skin).

◆Personal Care Field

In oral medicine, combining licorice zinc capsules with vitamin B2 is highly effective in treating oral ulcers. A toothpaste with anti-inflammatory, antiallergic properties that can prevent and alleviate various oral diseases is likely to be well-received.

◆Food Industry

Dipotassium glycyrrhizate can also serve as a safe and efficient natural sweetener, used in the production of sports drinks, sweeteners, preservatives, flavor enhancers, and more.

if you're purchasing this ingredient, contact Yuantai Organic at sales@sxytorganic.com!