Soy Isoflavones made up of two compounds called Daidzein and Genistein, fall under a group of chemicals called Bioflavonoids. Soy Isoflavones is derived from soy, and relative to its action in the body, it seems to imitate the hormone estrogen.
Soy Isoflavones have been linked with skin benefits and they improve the skin elasticity, collagen synthesis, increase tissue hydration, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. with reduction of breast cancer (37). Similarly, isoflavones act as powerful antioxidants that can reverse the appearance of the skin due to aging that may be caused by free radicals caused by UV radiation.
Genistein is the most abundant isoflavones found in the soy product. It resembles the human estrogen, and for this reason it’s classified as a phytoestrogen but it’s also an antioxidant (26).
Since it’s a phytoestrogen, Ginistein mimics estrogen, and for this reason, it can be used to remedy conditions triggered by declining or worsening level of estrogen such as osteoporosis.