070-000-266 Glabridin, CAS 59870-68-7

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Synonyms Glycyrrhiza glabra
Type Isoflavonoid
Source Dry root of glabridin
Keywords Whitening skin, anti-inflammation, anti-oxidation, inhibit tyrosinase, prevention pachulosis
Related products  Benzocaine, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP)


Specifications of Glabridin

Product Name Glabridin
CAS Registry Number 59870-68-7
Molecular Formula C20H20O4
Molecular Weight 324.37
Purity 98 % (HPLC)
Appearance White powder
Solubility Insoluble in water, soluble in organic solvents such as propylene glycol
Shelf life 2 years
Functions Whitening skin, anti-inflammation, anti-oxidation, inhibit tyrosinase, inhibit melanin


Description of Glabridin

Licorice is a flavonoid that is a hydrophobic component of licorice extract. It has excellent effects of anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and anti-melanogenic, and its whitening effect is 232 times that of ordinary vitamin C. Therefore, it can be used as an ingredient in various cosmetics. 

Glabridin is a major flavonoid extracted from the root of licorice and has a wide range of pharmacological properties including anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, regulating blood lipids and blood glucose levels, neuroprotection, anti-osteoporosis, and phytoestrogen effects.

Applications of Glabridin

  • Ingredient of skincare products


  1. Kinoshita, Takeshi; Kajiyama, Kiichiro; Hiraga, Yukio; Takahashi, Kunio; Tamura, Yukiyoshi; Mizutani, Kenji (1996). “Isoflavan derivatives from Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice)”. Heterocycles. 43 (3): 581–588.
  2. Somjen, Dalia., et al., 2004. Estrogen-like activity of licorice root constituents: glabridin and glabrene, in vascular tissues in vitro and in vivo. The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology. 91(3): 147-55.
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