Soybean or Glycine Soja Protein is commonly used for cosmetic purposes for its protection and prevention abilities. It has a high-moisturization factor and, since it is a protein, it assists in the fight against aging. It is a botanical active based on albumin and globulin, derived from the soybean plant.
What It Is
The soybean is a species of legume native to eastern Asia. Today, however, soybeans are a global crop. Since they are considered a complete protein – and for many years during tough times were used as a primary source of protein – soybeans are now cultivated in many countries around the world.
For skin care purposes however, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein is derived from soybean amino acids. It is rich in proteins, minerals and vitamins, which nourish and fortify skin tissues, and it is commonly used to re-condition the skin, improve suppleness and prevent over drying. It also strengthens and refines fine lines when used in all-over leave-in therapies.
How It Works
Since Glycine Soja Protein is an antioxidant and MMPI (Matrix Metallpoprotease Inhibitor) it helps defend against skin aging by inhibiting skin breakdown. It also supports the function of fibroblasts, and reduces inflammation and irritations caused by UV exposure and other environmental stresses, which cause the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the dermal matrix via collagenase and elastase (MMPs).
Glycine Soja is also noted for its anti-wrinkle, smoothing, tensor and moisturizing properties. It is an extremely effective moisturizer, protecting the skin from excessive dryness.
Where to Find It
Since Glycine Soja Protein is rich in proteins, minerals and vitamins – with the moisturization level to boot – you will find this ingredient in many of Rhonda Allison’s formulas:
- Satin Peptide Serum
- Antioxidant Complex Serum
- Pro Salve
- Blemish Complex Cream
- Bio Reform 28
- Phyto-Endorphin Hand Cream
Since Glycine Soja Protein is easily absorbed by the skin it also assists in the absorption of other vital nutrients, making it a great addition to any skin care regimen.