Soya is something we think of as a delicious dish on our plate. But it is also a popular ingredient in personal care products due to its ability to work wonders on skin and hair.
Ever thought of pampering the skin with concentrated vegetable oils, getting the benefits of oils like vitamins and fatty acids to the skin? Vegetable oils are well known for its beneficial effect on the skin due to its rich content of essential fatty acids. Vegetable oils are fast absorbing, can be used by itself or mixed with other ingredients to optimize its benefits. It is a misconception that oil makes the skin greasy and shiny. If used appropriately, oil is all that; the skin needs. Oils keep the skin soft, nourished, and rejuvenated. Soya oil extracted from the seeds of soya bean is rich in omega-6 fatty acid and Vitamin E which protects the skin and provide nutrients.
Soya has been used in traditional Chinese medicines for thousands of years. Soya’s skin benefits include cleansing, moisturization, reducing pigmentation and evens skin tone and texture. Soya oil has a small molecular structure which helps it to penetrate the top most layer of the skin, and nestle into the skin’s cellular structure. It helps in cell growth and regeneration. Soya based skin care products evens skin tone, improves pigmentation and treats sun damaged skin. Rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, the oil promotes healing and regeneration.
Hydrogenation process gives a magical touch to soya oil and converts the oil into multifunctional soya butter having beneficial properties on skin and hair. Soya butter is mostly white in colour with a very mild scent.
Soya butter is a decadent moisturizer for skin; be it face, feet, hands or body. It gives silky natural touch to skin. It locks moisture with its film forming property and at the same time it nourishes the skin with essential fatty acid. Due to high content of natural vitamin E, it protects the skin from free radicals. Soya butter is gentle on the skin, hence does not have any irritation or allergic potential. It easily penetrates the skin and rehydrates its lipid barrier. This makes it an excellent moisturizer and boon for chapped, dry and damaged skin.
Soya butter has good spreadability making it an ideal option as massage butter. A small amount of butter will soak right into the skin for everyday use, and a larger amount will make a perfect night time application. Rich and creamy, organic soya butter soothes, tones and deeply hydrates the skin, leaving it soft and supple. Massage butter onto skin, especially on arms and legs, to help hydrate and soothe skin. Ideal for purists who prefer the luxury of pure butter.
Facial cleansers with soy are loaded with moisturizing properties. Rich and purifying, it gently cleanses the face to exfoliate dead skin cells, remove surface toxins and keep the skin clean and fresh. Soya butter is also good for strengthening brittle nails. Soak the nails in warm water and apply a coat of soya milk based body butter on the nails just before you hit the bed. Its creamy rich formula with soya butter cares for brittle; dry nails.
Smoother, fuller hair with soya
Soya has benefits in treating hair loss. Soya butter moisturizes and hydrates hair roots. It helps in the smooth appearance of hair and hence is widely used in shampoos and conditioners. Soya shampoo is good for normal to oily scalp and hair, and is also a good option for chemically treated hair. Soya is an excellent conditioner and restores split end and hair damage. It imparts shine and reduces frizz. Keeps the hair full, soft and manageable.
Safe and natural for the little ones
In a baby’s skin, temperature regulation functions and natural barrier will be at a developing stage. Its delicate skin is less defensive against elements like cold, wind, dry air etc. So special skin care formulations are required to protect the nurture baby skin. Safety and mildness of soya butter makes it an ideal moisturizing agent for baby skin. Soya butter gently moisturizes its soft skin and keeps it smooth. Soya’s gentle formulation nourishes the little one’s crawlers knee, chapped cheeks and rubbed elbows.
Baby’s delicate skin reacts with redness and rashes in the diaper area. Diaper rash cream with soya treats the irritating wetness without affecting the skin’s breathability. Key vitamins and fatty acid of soya works; not just to moisturize the tender one’s skin, but also preserve its natural softness.
There is not one good reason to pick soya butter, but many!