Now Eucerin is going one step further. “As well as our UV filter system* and our anti-oxidant Licochalcone A cellular protection technology, we have incorporated DNA protection, for an even more comprehensive protection against sun-induced skin damage – both in upper and deeper skin layers.”
*EU-compliant and Cosmetics Europe – The Personal Care Association (formerly called Colipa)
Among the many compounds we looked at for DNA protection, one, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, showed the most promise.
Glycyrrhetinic Acid is the aglycone of Glycyrrhizin, one of many known constituents from Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract. It is a triterpenoid that is known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and anti-microbial properties. Given its many well-known positive effects, we investigated the potential photo-protective properties of Glycyrrhetinic Acid in human skin.