Understanding Phytoestrogens & Hormonal Aging

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Understanding Phytoestrogens & Hormonal Aging

Stories recounted about overnight changes to the skin seemed more of an exaggeration than factual.  Knowing a fair bit about skin morpholophy, I thought it more likely that the newly discovered crease had just previously escaped detection. As a rule, both skin improvements and deterioration occur gradually. When my own estrogen levels dipped, my skin altered rapidly – more sagging, dryness, dullness, inflammation, and wrinkles.  Anyone experiencing hormonal aging like myself, phytoestrogens help to breathe new life into aging skin.


What are Phytoestrogens?

Derived from the reproductive parts of plants, phytoestrogens mimic the estrogen hormone, albeit to a lesser degree. Found naturally in many foods, available in oral supplements, and in skincare, phytoestrogens can help to rebalance declining estrogen levels.  Although not an actual hormone, they can have a similar metabolic affect.  Phytoestrogen rich plants include:

  • Alfalfa
  • Angelica
  • Black Cohosh
  • Coffee
  • Fennel
  • Flaxseed
  • Genistein
  • Ginseng
  • Grape Seed
  • Licorice Root
  • Pomegranate
  • Pueraria Mirifica
  • Red Clover
  • Seaweed
  • Soy
  • Yam

How Do Phytoestrogens Benefit Skin?

Menopause and your skinEstrogen plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy collagen for women.  With estrogen levels beginning to decline in our thirties, skin becomes increasing less firm, elastic, and resilient. Along with the “visible signs of aging”, a weakening skin barrier function makes skin more prone to inflammation and increasing dryness. 

A cruel and vicious cycle, drastic and unwelcome changes to our skin are strong possibility.  Phytoestrogens help to rev up collagen production, resulting in more luminous, smooth, firm, and strengthened skin.  

Who Should Not Use Phytoestrogens?

Anyone pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or breast-feeding, should consult with their Healthcare Professional prior to using phytoestrogens, orally or topically.  The same is true for anyone under-going or has undergone Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). 

After battling estrogen-positive breast cancer and getting the “green light” from her physician to use topical phytoestrogens, my Mom opted to use alternate skincare.  Despite reports of topical Phytoestrogens inability to reach the bloodstream, I support and applaud her decision.

Redew & Revive with Phytoestrogens

After 4 months of rigorous testing and my own skin improvements, about-face essentials launched two new phytoestrogen enriched skincare:

  • redew serum with Soy, Red Clover & Pueraria Mirifica
  • revive treatment with Wild Yam, Peptides, & Vitamin C-Ester

Check out my results after using redew for 30 days! 

Phytoestrogen Skincare

Not fully captured by photos during product trial phase but profoundly appreciated, is that my skin is so much less sensitive and feels better overall.  Introductory pricing ends March 31, 2018, so there’s no reason to wait for better skin.  As always, feel free to share your comments for contact me directly with any questions.  

Cheers to Better Skin!

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  • Michelle Bequette on

    Thanks for asking, Teina. Although none of my products contain estrogen, both redew and revive do include phytoestrogens, which deliver a similar effect when used topically. It’s always best to consult with your physician prior to use. Will follow up with an email and a 30% discount code!

  • Teina Richards on

    Hi I’m 27 and experiencing very low estrogen level during certain times of my menstrual cycle. My skin is mostly affected and I’m seeking a product that I can use right through the month without worrying about it raising my actual estrogen levels. You mentioned that it does not get into the bloodstream. Is that true? Can it be used right through?

  • Pueraria Mirifica on

    Nice Information!!!
    Nice blog. Thanks for providing us.keep sharing with us

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