Soybean | 黄豆 - Muihood

Soybean | 黄豆

Background and History:

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Yellow Soybeans are known for their ability to tonify qi and blood. They also help to clear heat and eliminate toxins from the body.

TCM Benefits:

  • Invigorate the spleen and relieve bloating
  • Promote urination and better water balance, reduce fluid retention
  • Improve digestive health
  • Detoxify 

Type of ingredient in skincare: Oil/Emollient

Main benefits: Improves moisture retention, reinforces moisture barrier, anti-inflammatory

How it helps our skin:

  • Improves moisture retention: Soybean contains Linoleic acid, which is an essential fatty acid which, when used in topical applications, it increases the level of ceramides and creates a natural trans-epidermal barrier that prevents dehydration of the skin.
  • Protects + repairs the skin barrierSoybean oil makes a good carrier oil due to its deep penetration properties. This ensures that smaller molecules with skin-regeneration activity reach both the dermal and epidermal layers of the skin.
  • Great for dry/sensitive skin:  The unique combination of vitamin E, essential fatty acids, and antioxidants work together to nourish the skin, lock in moisture, and reduce inflammation.
May 24, 2022 — Char Yau