Plant component (most often from soy) that is a rich source of antioxidants, though it can also be synthetically derived. Research has shown that topical application of Genistein offers several protective benefits for skin, including modulating the oxidative stress skin endures in the presence of sunlight. Genistein is also effective at wound healing due to its anti-inflammatory action (Sources: Journal of Dermatologic Science
, April 2010, pages 19–27; Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
, Epublication, March 2010, pages 184–193; and International Journal of Pharmaceutics
, November 2008, pages 36–44).