Soy extract is derived from soybeans and has long been considered the anti-ageing jewel from China, going back hundreds of years. It is full of proteins and nutrients, making it an ideal ingredient in skin care products with anti-ageing benefits like the promotion of the collagen stimulation and production.
Anti-ageing products also contain soy extract for its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to help fight the production of free radicals in the body.
Women past menopause often slow down their production of the hormone oestrogen. Oestrogen promotes the development and maintenance of collagen among other female characteristics in the body. Skincare products containing soy extract can help post-menopausal women repair the increasing thinness of their skin and decreased elasticity.
Soy extract is also known to stimulate the production of hyaluronic acid in our skin. Hyaluronic acid has the unique capacity to bind and retain water molecules in the body. Usually found in high levels in younger skin, this molecule helps fight the aging effects of the skin sagging and lack of hydration and elasticity.
Protection from the elements is another important aspects of slowing the aging process. Soy extract helps to protect the skin against further damage from the outside world. Its components help to fight sun damage and damage from other environmental irritants like pollution and dry winds.
For mature combination skin, soy extract can be helpful in a moisturiser. This is because of its ability to provide moisture for dry areas while reducing shine and oiliness in other areas, Day and night creams that contain soy extract often help to soften and smoothen skin while evening out irregular skin tones.
NIVEA’s Vital Multi Vital Multi Active Anti-Age Day and Night Creams with Soy refreshes and rejuvenate your skin leaving it radiant and with new vitality.
The formulas with natural soy extract helps to boost the skins own collagen production* and raise the skin’s hyaluronan level. The result is a reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles, noticeably firmer skin, a more even skin tone and the feeling of intensely moisturised and nourished skin. The day cream also helps to prevent the appearance of age spots with an SPF 12 protection against the sun.
*in vitro studies