Is Soy Good for Your Beauty?

Posted on October 14 2019

Do you eat Soy products?

America has the best Soybean production in the world, however, less than 10% is used for food. On the other hand, in Japan, Soybean production is small and relies mostly on imports, but 30% of the consumption is used for food.

Did you know that soy intake by Japanese people per year is 8.19 kg? In contrast, Brazil, which is one of the world's largest soybean production, 3.28kg, and the United States, Japan's largest soybean importer, only 40g. As you can see, many Asian women especially the Japanese eat soy foods such as edamame, soy sauce, miso, soy milk, etc.

Why do Japanese consume a lot of Soybeans?

One of the biggest answers is soy foods have a bunch of health benefits

Did you know that the components of soy are also good for your beauty? Soybeans have recently gained worldwide attention as a beauty food.

What are the components of Soy?

Soy Protein, Amino Acids, Carbohydrate, Lipid, Moisture, Ash, Saponin, Lentin, Soy isoflavone, etc. The effects of soy are huge.

Among them, “Soy isoflavone” is attracting attention.

What is “Soy Isoflavone”?

Soy isoflavones have a similar structure to female hormones (estrogens). Therefore, it is attracting attention as a substance that regulates female hormones. For example, improvement of menopause, improvement of osteoporosis, improvement of menstrual irregularities, beauty effect, reduction of blood pressure/serum cholesterol, etc. Soy isoflavone supplements may help to reduce the frequency and severity of menopausal hot flashes, but the effect may be small.

Soy isoflavones have so many benefits for women!!

How can you consume Soy isoflavone?

Soybean can be taken as it is. If you want to eat normal soybeans, you need to soak it overnight and boil for 1 hour to eliminate the toxins. It takes time and effort to cook.

So, I recommend you take processed products instead. There are many processed products using soybean in Japan. For example, food (tofu, soy milk, miso, natto), beauty products (face wash, lotion, milky lotion), supplements.

Tonyu (Soy Milk) Isoflavone

This time, I would like to talk about beauty products made from soybeans.

This is “Tonyu Isoflavone” from Nameraka Honpo. Skincare products of Nameraka Honpo use soy milk fermented liquid containing isoflavones. Soy milk fermented liquid is a kind of moisturizing ingredient, and it is included in all products of the Smooth Honpo series. Collagen and hyaluronic acid are frequently used as moisturizing ingredients, but in fact, this soy milk fermented liquid is quite good as well.

Nameraka Honpo researched various “isoflavones” of soybeans and selected “Fukuyutaka” made in Fukuoka. In addition, they developed the “Nameraka Concentration Manufacturing Method” (it’s the Nameraka Honpo original system). It is packed tightly inside all products.

Look Ahead

Do you want to try “Tonyu Isoflavone”? I hope after reading this article, you would be interested in the “Soy” and “Soy Isoflavone”.

In Japan, there are many great products for your beauty health!! Not only for outside care, but also for inside care.

Thanks for reading my article! See you soon!


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 Mayuko Fujiki

Studying business in Seattle after finished studying Western History in Japan. Loves eye shadows and curious about skincare and beauty foods!


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