Naturally occurring, cholesterol-like molecule 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 skin.

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