Organic Soybean Oil
Soybean oil is a vegetable oil that’s extracted from the seeds of the soybean plant. It has a light yellow or pale golden color, and in the Far East, is one of the oldest annual crops. Dietary soy is known to promote several health, medicinal and nutritional benefits.
The use of soy for treating skin issues has a long standing history as well. Soybean oil belongs to the small group of oils containing significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid. The phytoestrogen content of soy makes its oil an important ingredient in many pharmaceutical and medicinal applications, too.
Benefits of Soybean Oil
1) Moisturizing Effect
Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid which is used in the synthesis of skin ceramides. Topical application increases the level of ceramides and creates a natural trans-epidermal barrier that prevents dehydration of the skin 16.
2) Antioxidant Effect
Tocopherol (vitamin E) in soybean oil is an effective antioxidant and decreases free-radical formation. This prevents lipid peroxidation, damage of cells and tissues.
3) Rejuvenation of Skin
Soybean oil makes a good carrier oil due to its deep penetration properties. This ensures that smaller molecules with skin-regeneration activity reach both the dermal and epidermal layers of the skin 16.
4) Anti-ageing Effects
The combined effects of enhanced hydration and effective delivery of lecithin, vitamin E and sterols contained in the oil makes it an effective anti-ageing agent.