Phytosterols are naturally occurring, cholesterol-like molecules found in all plant foods; the highest concentrations are found in vegetable oils such as canola, peanut, safflower, and sesame. Overall, nuts, seeds, and legumes are excellent sources of phytosterols, both for the body and for skin. Soy phytosterols can help replenish and restore ageing skin, keeping it pliant and supple.
References for this information:BioMed Research International, July 2018, ePublication
Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, April 2017, pages 115-138
Nutrients, December 2016, ePublication
Journal of Cosmetic Science, May-June 2008, pages 217-224
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