6 Amazing Benefits of Soybean Oil For Skin & Hair

Ingredient Spotlight:  Soybean Oil

We know how frustrating it is when you are dealing with dry and dull skin, fine lines, wrinkles, redness, or discoloration.  When you have issues like this, you may be tempted to find a fix with the latest gadgets or newest beauty fads, but more often the best plan of action is to simply turn to natural ingredients. 

Various natural oils can work wonders for your skin, and soybean oil is one of the many. Its molecular structure is very small, which allows it to easily penetrate the skin’s outer layer and work its magic.


Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil is the oil obtained from soybean plants. Soybean oil is used in cosmetics as an emollient (to soften and smooth) and emulsifier (to keep a product from separating). 


Soybean oil is full of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, manganese, and vitamins. The fatty acids restore collagen and increase skin’s elasticity, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while simultaneously working to prevent and reduce signs of aging. 

Alongside these fatty acids, soybean oil is rich in vitamin E. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant which builds up your skin’s barrier, and protects against free radicals, which are known to cause rapid signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration.  A stronger skin barrier will lock in moisture, and ultimately result in healthier, younger looking skin.

Vitamin E has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties which can prevent skin swelling and redness. The anti-inflammatory properties can also help reduce the appearance of acne, scarring, and blotchiness from skin conditions such as rosacea.

Soy offers huge beauty benefits, whether it’s in your face creams, body lotions or in your hair products! Here are six reasons to love this amazing ingredient in skin and hair care:

6 Benefits of Soybean Oil For Skin & Hair

1. Tackles Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmented (dark patches) is common among all skin types.  Studies have shown that compounds in soy, most likely isoflavones, help fade stubborn discolorations from sun exposure and other sources. Soy works by inhibiting melanin from collecting in the top layer of skin, and this helps prevent uneven skin tone.  Best of all, soy skincare products are typically well suited to all skin types, even the most sensitive another reason we use it in our facial creams and our Goat’s Milk Lotion.

2. Reduces Redness

Along with improving the look of discoloration and dark spots, soy can also decrease skin redness. Great news for those of you dealing with rosacea, eczema, or psoriasis and the redness and irritation that accompanies it. Soy delivers a soothing sensation that calms skin down. It’s a perfect option for targeting raw, chaffed, and cracked skin without risking the irritation that stronger chemical ingredients can cause.

3. Improves Skin Tone & Texture

Soy contains antioxidant compounds which play an important role in reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and reducing the appearance of aging. Using soy in cleansers, creams, and lotions can help diminish signs of dullness and wrinkles, creating a smoother, more youthful-looking appearance. It may also increase collagen levels in the skin. The anti-inflammatory properties can also help reduce the appearance of acne and scarring.

4. Makes Skin Look Bright & Radiant

Those antioxidant compounds are also responsible for making skin brighter, helping to deliver a luminous and even-toned appearance.

5. Firms & Plumps Aging Skin

Soybean oil is rich in Vitamin E which is known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties that can prevent skin swelling and redness. Using soy in skincare can give deflated, tired-looking skin a beauty boost — another reason we use it in many of our facial creams.  Altogether, the unique combination of vitamin E, essential fatty acids, and antioxidants work together to nourish skin, lock in moisture, and redness and inflammation. 

6. Hair Care: Improves Moisture Retention

Soybean oil’s main asset to hair is improving moisture retention and shine.  As if that is not good enough, the lipids in the oil helps hair treatments to absorb better into your hair.

Written By: Mary Ellen Wank, Wellness Advocate and Founder of LATIV, Natural Skin Revival DISCLAIMER

October 7, 2021 8:16 am

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