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Genistein is a phytoestrogen found in soy with a structure similar to estrogen. It is a potent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredient and also functions as collagen producer. Due to its low molecular weight, Genistein can penetrate into the deep layers of skin tissue.
Skin lightening agent
It acts as a potent anti-oxidant by reducing lipid peroxidation and scavenges free radicals. It also acts to prevent and restore the damage these free radical can cause in skin’s tissues
Genistein acts as a potent wound healer and it does this due the production of collagen synthesis.
It is a tyrosine protein kinase inhibitor, and inhibits the breakdown of existing collagen and elastin, which helps skin retain its elasticity and tone. It has been shown to increase epidermal thickness, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Studies have shown it's effectiveness in the treatment of cellulite when used with L Carnitine as it modulates the growth and differentiation of adipose tissue as well as reinforcing connective tissue and dermis, all of which contribute to cellulite development. One study showed the use of Genistein at 0.006% in a lotion reduced thigh measurements by 2 cm after six weeks.
It is a powerful skin lightening agent