Licorice has 3 compounds that are fantastic for your skin. First, Liquiritin, has properties that lighten and even skin tone. Second, Glycyrrhizin is what gives licorice its sweet taste. Glycyrrhizin has been shown to mimic cortisol in our bodies causing it to reduce inflammation and redness. Finally, Glabridin is a phytoestrogen that acts similarly to oestrogen in stimulating the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid. They are both play important roles in keeping connective tissue and skin young and healthy.