During the holidays, I went to an event hosted by The Three Tomtoes (thethreetomatoes.com), a great site that is aimed at women “who aren’t kids”. As I looked around, I could see the room was filled with attractive women. Not so long ago women over 50 were described as “aging” Today 50 plus women are dynamic, vital and sexy. But this was not just a room of Botox Babes. There was something more, much more.
When I mentioned to my physician husband how healthy and attractive the women looked at the party, Neil was not surprised. “Women today look better because they are healthier. They eat healthier, smoke less, exercise more and if health probems arise, we have new tools.”
Apparently there is no end to the versatility of soy. Low in calories, sodium, and cholesterol, high in protein and anti-oxidants, now I learn that soy appears to have a role in anti-aging skin care. There are good studies published in top tier journals that show enriched soy- enriched skin creams prevents UV damage, preserves elastin fibers and lightens dark patches. So far I have found soy in several sunscreens which is certainly a logical place for them to be. Soy-enriched products include Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock Face SPF30 ( which also has antioxidants vitamins A, c, and E) and Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock Lotion SPF100+. Neutrogena Age Shield and Repair SPF 55 also contains soy. In fact the wonderful skin and make-up site 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic also recommended this product, so I know I am on the right track.