It is the main active ingredient of licorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra).  It has a complex structure with a cortisone-like activity but without the side effects and the risks connected to the use of cortisone.
Glycyrrhetinic acid, thanks to its strong soothing anti-inflammatory properties, is used in cosmetics for sensitive and delicate skin, baby skin care products, aftershaves, after sun lotions, products for skin with redness or inflamed, for skin affected by atopic and seborrheic dermatitis and for general skin irritations.
Present in the following products: