|Common Name: Genistein|
|Source: Soybeans, Fava beans|
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|Penetration: Under analysis|
|Biochemical Mechanism: Under analysis|
|Level of Evidence: Under analysis|
Genestein is a potent antioxidant and a phytoestrogen (a biomimetic molecule). It not only acts as a free radical scavenger, but it modulates process in the skin that can prevent the destruction of elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. While we love this ingredient, here’s the catch. It’s derived from a plant originally used as a dye, so when we formulate it in skincare, using too much can create a yellow a cast on the skin.
- potent naturally-sourced antioxidant
- biomimetic anti-aging properties due to it’s action on estrogen receptors
The full Regimen Lab Skincare Encyclopedia Entry for Genistein is in development. Check back in a few weeks for an update!
What is Genistein?
Genistein is an isoflavone used in skincare products to improve skin dryness and wrinkles.Clinical trials
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09513590.2017.1320708?scroll=top&needAccess=true - Collagen concentration on the facial skin of postmenopausal women after topical treatment with estradiol and genistein: a randomized double-blind controlled trial.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2936027/ - Genistein aglycone improves skin repair in an incisional model of wound healing