Soybean soy extract for skin

What is soy extract?

Derived from soybeans, soy extract is a natural, powerful antioxidant that acts as both a soothing and regenerating agent for skin.

What can soy extract do for our skin?

Soy extract has been proven to improve the condition of uneven skin and fight off signs of ageing. Soy extract is packed full of both antioxidants and nutrients that have tremendous benefits for our skin, making it a fantastic ingredient for anti-ageing skin care products. 

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6 benefits of soy extract for skin

  1. Combat damage from free radicals (molecules in the air that can cause damage to skin's DNA and speed up skin ageing, created by things such as pollution, cigarette smoke and the sun)
  2. Contains antioxidants which make for a more even, brighter skin complexion and also fight fine lines and wrinkles
  3. Improved skin elasticity - one of the signs of ageing is a loss of elasticity in the skin, products containing soy extract can help restore levels of collagen to firm up skin and maintain a youthful glow
  4. Moisturising - especially for combination skin as soy extract products can have the ability to provide moisture for dry areas as well as reducing oiliness and shine in others
  5. Stimulates the production of hyaluronic acid which has many benefits for the skin including: skin hydration, anti-wrinkle properties, healing properties and antioxidants
  6. It is a natural source of Vitamin E which has many benefits for skin

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Where does soy extract come from?

Soy extract is taken from soybeans, soy's applications have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. It is well known that soy's lipids, vitamins and proteins contain skin moisturising powers in addition to promoting an even complexion, boosting smooth skin and fighting signs of ageing. Scientific anecdotes reflect on how workers in Asian soybean factories were known to have especially even-toned and smooth hands due to their frequent handling of soy. Soy extract in skin care has now been embraced by the cosmetic industry and is a key ingredient in many anti-ageing skin care products.

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 Soy extract in skin care products

Soy extract is mainly used in anti-aging skin care products. NIVEA's Vital Soja range of products all contain soy extract and are purposed to visibly reduce current and prevent new signs of ageing from appearing. Below are NIVEA's key products that contain soy extract.
vital soja day cream

1) Vital Soja Anti-Age Day Cream SPF15: this day cream contains natural soy extract and aims to reduce the appearance of all major signs of skin ageing. With SPF15 and UVA protection, this day cream will guard against sun damage as well as providing intensive nourishment all day

2) Vital Soja Anti-Age Night Cream: different to the day cream, the night cream is purposed to work overnight when your skin is most receptive to absorbing regenerating nutrients. Fighting signs of ageing as you sleep so the skin is restored to a smooth complexion in the morning

vital soja anti-age eye cream

3) Vital Soja Anti-Age Eye Cream: improves firmness and reduces wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles around the eyes. The SPF UVA & UVB protection also defends skin from UV-induced photoaging

4) Vital Soja Anti-Age Serum: instantly firms, moisturises and plumps up the skin, with additional hyaluronic acid to increase the skin's moisture-binding properties. It is best used before applying either Vital Soja Day or Night Creams

Soy extract as a source of vitamin e

Soybeans are naturally full of Vitamin E which provides many benefits for your skin. People who are said to look radiant generally have high levels of Vitamin E. Benefits of Vitamin E naturally transcend into soy extract for skin care products.

Benefits of vitamin e for your skin

  1. Stronger skin barrier: allows skin to better retain water and stay hydrated, preventing dullness and dryness as well as minimising sensitive skin
  2. Powerful antioxidant: reduces damage from free radicals and helps to get glowing skin, antioxidants also reduce the formation of blackheads
  3. Hyper-pigmentation treatment: Vitamin E helps to lighten skin dark spots on your face that can be caused by sun damage
  4. Increased resistance to the sun: Vitamin E can help defend against UVB rays produced by the sun, Vitamin C & E combined boost your skin's natural defenses to the sun, although you should still use SPF protection to stay safe in the sun
  5. Reduction of acne scarring: owing to Vitamin E's healing properties
  6. Cell turnover and regeneration: helps to bring new cells to the skin's surface quicker to help replenish and restore dead skin cells
  7. Moisturising for dry skin: when the skin barrier is stronger it means the skin is better at retaining moisture, meaning Vitamin E is particularly beneficial for people with dry skin