“Clinical and scientific studies both show that soy works to reduce blotchiness and discoloration by evening out the appearance of pigments within the skin’s surface. Soy proteins can also work to moisturize skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Overall, soy is an especially appealing ingredient for women who want an all-natural, simple beauty routine without compromising effectiveness and quality.” Dr. Cheryl Burgess M.D.
Vitamin-rich soybean oil has a small molecular structure which enables it to penetrate the epidermis – the top layer of your skin. Soy can actually nestle into the cellular structure and stimulate the synthesis of collagen, elastin, and other proteins. Its properties are important for cell growth and regeneration by reversing abnormal cell formations.
Soy-based skin care products can even out skin tone and can correct pigmentation brought about by hormonal changes and damaging sun exposure. Soy is naturally rich in Vitamin E, essential fatty acids, and lecithin which benefit the skin when applied topically. Topical application of Vitamin E has been said to promote healing and regeneration through its antioxidant properties. Essential fatty acids can help moisturize the collagen below the skin surface, and lecithin is known to help maintain the elasticity of the skin, helping to smooth out fine lines and prevent premature aging.
Soy contains phytoestrogens – plant estrogens, that help your skin cells rejuvenate, but don’t worry, this type of estrogen will not go into your blood stream. Even though the molecular structure of soy is smaller than other oils, the soy cannot get into the blood stream due to the two skin layers under the epidermis.
“It is now clear that the ability of natural soy to deliver multiple benefits to the skin plays a lead role in high performance skin care.” Jeanette Graf M.D. Board-certified Dermatologist, NY