Isoflavones are a type of phytoestrogen, which are plant-based compounds that have a similar structure to the hormone estrogen in the human body. They have been studied extensively for their ability to help safely to counteract certain signs of skin changes during menopause, which are attributed to declining levels of estrogen.
Isoflavones are considered safe for topical use and are widely available as a skincare ingredient. However, individuals who are pregnant or lactating should avoid using isoflavones, as well as individuals who have hormone-dependent cancers.
The recommended concentration of isoflavones in skincare products can vary depending on the specific product, the nature of the isoflavones, the quantity of active molecules and its intended use. Universkin offers soy isoflavones dosed at 2% to 4%.
Who Should Use It
Isoflavones are particularly effective for individuals with mature skin who are looking to firm and brighten their complexion. This ingredient can help to address issues such as loss of volume and elasticity, marked fine lines and wrinkles, age-related pigment spots, and a lack of brilliance.
Can Be Used In Combination With
Isoflavones are often used in combination with some popular ingredients including Vitamin C, DMAE, Niacinamide, SOD and Ferulic acid.
How Often Can You Use It
Isoflavones can be used daily in the morning and/or evening.
Don't Use It If
Isoflavones should not be used by individuals who are pregnant or lactating, or by those who have hormone-dependent cancers. If you have very sensitive skin or allergies, it is always recommended to test products on a small skin area before using them on the face.
Origins of the Ingredient
Isoflavones are phytoestrogens that are plant compounds that resemble estrogens and have estrogenic and/or antiestrogenic effects. They are commonly found in high concentrations of soy products and other legumes.
Universkin uses titrated Soy isoflavones with high quality and a known quantity of active molecules.
Isoflavones are phytoestrogens, meaning that they mimic the effects of estrogen in the body.
Soy isoflavones are a group of phytoestrogens that belong to the isoflavone class of flavonoids. The chemical composition of soy isoflavones includes five major compounds: Genistein, Daidzein, Glycitein, Biochanin A, Formononetin.
It has an appearance of a tan powder with a typical odor.
Mechanism of Action
Isoflavones act on the skin by promoting the production of collagen, elastin, and other components that are essential for maintaining skin firmness and elasticity. They also help to protect the skin from damage caused by oxidative stress and can help to even out skin tone by reducing the appearance of age-related pigment spots.
Isoflavones have a wide range of benefits for mature skin. They can help to firm and brighten the complexion, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and even out skin tone by reducing the appearance of age-related pigment spots. In addition, isoflavones are known for their ability to hydrate and nourish the skin, helping to restore its youthful glow and radiance.
Isoflavones are stable under normal storage conditions and are not easily affected by light, heat, or air exposure.
In conclusion, Isoflavones are a powerful ingredient for mature skin, offering benefits such as firming, brightening and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They are compatible with a range of other skincare ingredients, making them suitable for use in combination treatments, and are well tolerated by most individuals.
It is important to check with a dermatologist before incorporating a new skincare ingredient into your routine, especially if you have any existing skin conditions or are taking any medication.