Soybean Oil

[soi-bēn, oil]

Categories: Plant Extracts, Antioxidants

Soybean Oil Skin Benefits:

Soybean oil or soya oil is vegetable oil extracted from the seeds of the soybean. It contains high concentrations of genistein, vitamin E, essential fatty acids (EFAs), and lecithin. Together, these chemical compounds can enable soybean oil benefits to include strong antioxidant protection. 1

Due to its various antioxidant constituents, topical application of soybean oil contributes antioxidant effects that help to protect the skin by neutralizing free radicals that are present in the environment. 2 In addition, soybean oil constituents- Vitamin E and EFAs- allow it to be easily infused into cosmetic formulas, as well as interact with the skin’s surface. 3 As a result, skincare products often include soya oil skin benefits as a way to incorporate additional antioxidant protection. This can help to maximize the effect of personal care products such as anti-aging or brightening creams. 4 Overall, soya oil skin benefits are known to enhance the skin’s overall quality and appearance.

  1. Buck, D. Antioxidants in soya oil. Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society 58.3, 275-278 (1981)
  2. Miyazaki, K. et al. Topical application of Bifidobacterium-fermented soy milk extract containing genistein and daidzein improves rheological and physiological properties of skin. J Cosmet Sci. 55(5), 473-9 (2004)
  3. Zhang, L. et al. Oil components modulate the skin delivery of 5-aminolevulinic acid and its ester prodrug from oil-in-water and water-in-oil nanoemulsions. International journal of nanomedicine 6, 693 (2011)
  4. Lai, J. et al. Study of active ingredients in black soybean sprouts and their safety in cosmetic use. Molecules 17.10, 11669-11679 (2012)
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