A-Z of Japanese Beauty. D is for Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (Liquorice Root)




Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate- also known as liquorice root extract, is a salt derived from the liquorice plant. Liquorice root is used primarily an effective skin conditioning agent, soothing dry and sensitised skin, but also it also works to balance uneven skin tone, redcucing redness and brightening the skin. 



Botanical ingredients, like liquorice root are very popular ingredients in Japanese skincare products, as they are natural, gentle on the skin and deliver significant improvements  in the skin condition.

Here are three great Japanese beauty products that contain liqorice root.




RMK UV Face Protector SPF 50+

This highly effective daily wear sunscreen, is perfect for dry skin types, as it combines a high water content and super moistrusing skincare ingredients such as Liquorice extract. RMK UV Face Protector gives a thin cream layer on the skin, that does not leave a white cast once it sinks into the skin. Perect for wearing underneath makeup as it also acts as a great primer.



Koh Gen Do Oriental Plants Cream ¥8,856 (40g)

Chosen for it’s ability to promote skin softeness, liquorice root is one of the 36 botanical extracts that are carefully blended by Koh Gen Do to create beautiful, healthy skin. The Oriental plants cream is a light textured cream moisturiser that is highly moistursing, soothing and nourishing. Perfect to apply both morning and night, Oriental Plants cream sinks deep into the skin for long wearing results.



Tune & Makers Liquorice Extract Blend ¥1,296

This concentrated blend of Liquorice extract can be used to pinpoint rough, dry patches by dotting directly onto the skin with a cotton swab, creating a hydrated, even complexion. This blend can also be used over the whole face to improve hydration, use directly after lotion by swiping the face gently with a soaked cotton square.

Where to find these products in Tokyo?


Koh Gen Do- Flagship store in Azabu Juban, Ainz & Tulpe, Tokyu Hands and Plaza.

RMK- Flagship store in Aoyama and most Japanese department stores.

Tunemakers- American Pharmacy, Plaza, Tokyu Hands, @Cosme and Ainz & Tulpe.


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