Soy is rich in Isoflavones. Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov says: “Isoflavone treatment resulted in a 9.46% increase in the thickness of the epidermis. The amount of collagen in the dermis was increased
Our data show that the use of a concentrated, isoflavone-rich soy extract during six consecutive months caused significant increases in epithelial thickness, the number of elastic and collagen fibers, as well as the blood vessels.”
Soy is a key ingredient in some of today’s top anti-aging, high end facial products, because it is high in lecithin, sterolins, omegas, Vitamin E, isoflavones, & proteins, which penetrate the top layer of skin, and stimulate collagen and elastin production in the deeper layers of the skin.
This is especially helpful for ‘crow’s feet’ around the eyes, and for fine lines around the mouth, which can be caused by poor collagen and elastin production.
Web.md says: “Soy-derived ingredients are increasingly found in skin care products, usually as genistein, a soy isoflavone. There are good reasons why some moisturizers and night creams include soy isoflavones. They brighten the skin, decrease redness, boost collagen production and improve skin tone. These soy isoflavones are phytoestrogens and anti-oxidants.
Soy is probably better used topically. Soy compounds prevent melanin pigments from adhering to skin cells, which is why genistein, the most frequently used soy isoflavone, is used in skin-brightening creams and lotions. It seems to be most effective with hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage.
Post menopausal women, whose estrogen production has dropped dramatically, may see the most noticeable results with soy-containing skin care creams, since the soy phytoestrogens work to repair the thinness, and decreased collagen production cause by a lack of estrogen.”
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