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SOY: Good in the body, BUT really GREAT on the body!

Our Expert:  Maria Luttrell-Murphy is the CEO of SOY SPACASSO, which is a skincare line that uses natural bamboo hoot, natural soy lipids, isoflavones, and vitamins A and E. The company is based out of Des Moines, Iowa, and their mission is “to provide a luxurious and high quality unisex product line, and provide utmost commitment of service to our appreciated customers.”

Today, I asked Maria to share her expertise on how and why soy is good for your skin as part of our Tips & Tricks Thursdays…

It is a well know fact that the internal partaking of the soybean in its many forms, tasty or not, has been deemed GOOD in the body. BUT, the real knowledge that is spreading like wildfire is that soy is really GREAT on the body!

The age has come when pampering your skin with natural treatments is the way to go. And soy is on the forefront to provide a botanic, healthy and non-chemical way to indulge your body with what it deserves.

The Benefits of Soy for Skincare

Soy has a tremendous antioxidant property that reduces oxidative damage that is caused by harmful free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive chemicals that attack molecules by capturing electrons and thus modifying unhealthy chemical structures.
When combined with complimenting ingredients such as shea butter, soy based products provide the skin with an astonishing moisturization. Soy proteins are rich in amino acids, vitamin E which aids in maintaining skin elasticity and can help lighten dark spots and even out skin tone.

Soy is an incredible source of important nutrients providing the necessary ingredients to build protein in the body and is also rich in isoflavones which have estrogen-like properties which diminishes dryness, smoothes texture, improves radiance and firming.
Soy also contains nutrients such as lecithin that are beneficial in repairing the skin, renew collagen production making skin soft and flexible. Soy lipids help to regenerate damaged tissue and promote quick regeneration of the skin cells for healthy skin healing.

Presence of the compound called genistein is in soy, which helps in lowering the creation of keratin. Keratin is a protein present in the skin and related to the problems such as Dermatitis, Eczema, and Psoriasis (a skin disorder marked by red scaly smears).

And, as we all have experience weather issues such as dry, heat, cold, sunburn that are always a constant concern, remember that soy is also a great barrier protector against all of those harsh elements that wreak havoc on your skin.

Keep It Soy Real!

Maria Luttrell-Murphy, CEO

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I don’t understand this whole soy thing. Soy is actually quite inflammatory because of the high amounts of omega 6 fatty acids in comparison to the omega 3 fatty acids in it. I don’t want anything like that on my skin.

Hi Gabbie, we understand your concern.

But let me put your mind at ease. We have done extensive research and so has the American Heart Association in regards to the omega 6 fatty acids. Here are the findings:

A new science advisory from the American Heart Association (AHA) concludes that omega-6 fatty acids may decrease risk for heart disease, when part of a healthy eating plan. Omega-6s are essential polyunsaturated fatty acids naturally-occurring in soybean oil, nuts and seeds. These findings dispel debate that omega-6s may cause inflammation leading to heart disease, the nation’s number one killer.

Here is website for further information: http://www.soyconnection.com/pressroom/press_release_view.php/American+Heart+Association+Finds+Omega-6+Fatty+Acids+in+Soybean+Oil+are+Heart-Healthy?id=75

Also, remember you are not eating the soy lotions, whips etc.

Keep it Soy Real!


The high amounts of Omega 6’s in the soybean competes with health benefits of the Omega 3’s because they compete for the same rate-limiting enzymes. You should have a high ratio of Omega 3’s in your diet in comparison to the 6’s, and soy is the complete opposite. Soy is also a common allergen and is not the best thing to be using in skincare items. AND you absorb a lot of what you put on your skin, it is the largest organ of the human body.

Hi Gabbie,

Thank you for your input. I am sure that there is an issue with just about everything out there.

As you know Aveeno, Suave and other well recognized skincare companies that also conduct scientific research, use soy in there products.

Soy does have alot of myths surround it like the one you are concerned about , that is why extensive research is constantly being done by the American Heart Association and other highly distingued entities to bring the truth, facts and knowledge to consumers such as yourself.

Addressing allergies – if one is allergic to soy, peanuts, milk and cookies etc. then they should not consume them in any way.

Isnt it just wonderful to have free will, choice in life and plenty of products to choose from?

You are indeed SPACASSOLICOUS!

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