When it comes to skincare, there is no shortage of ingredients that claim to work miracles for your skin. We all want to look our best and keep our skin glowing, but have you ever wondered what’s really in your skincare products? Collagen has been a buzzword in the beauty industry for some time now, but there’s a new kid on the block: LUPIN SEEDS. Let’s take a closer look at why lupin seeds might just be the next big thing in skincare.

Now, we know what you’re thinking – “Lupin what?” But trust us, these little seeds are about to become your new skincare obsession!

But first, let’s talk about collagen. Collagen is a protein that gives our skin its elasticity and firmness, and as we get older (from age 28), our bodies produce less of it. We all know it’s supposed to be good for our skin, but did you know that the collagen molecules in skincare products are often too large to penetrate the skin? That means all that money you’re spending on collagen-infused creams and serums might not be doing much for you. There are creams that say “added collagen” but it is a fact that collagen must get to the 5th layer before having any effect, which certainly does not happen in a cream.

Now let’s see the benefits of using Lupin seeds in cosmetics:

Lupin seeds are a type of bean that has been used for centuries in traditional medicine. But it’s not just their health benefits that are impressive – they also have some serious potential when it comes to skincare.

They come from the lupin plant, a member of the legume family. The plant is native to the Mediterranean region but is now grown in many parts of the world. Lupin seeds are good protein, fibre, and other nutrient sources.

We know what you’re thinking – “But aren’t beans just for eating?” While it’s true that lupin seeds are often used in cooking, they are also a popular ingredient in skincare products. In fact, some brands, like us, have already started using lupin protein in their products to take advantage of its anti-ageing benefits.

– Here are some benefits:

  • Promotes collagen production

As we mentioned, collagen is a protein that is responsible for maintaining the structure and elasticity of the skin. As we age (from the age of 28), our bodies produce less collagen, which leads to the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Lupin seeds are packed with protein and contain high levels of lysine and arginine, two amino acids that are essential for collagen synthesis. But unlike collagen, lupin peptides are small enough to actually get into your skin and work their magic. So not only are you getting the collagen-boosting benefits, but you’re actually seeing results.

Also, lupin seed coatings have been found in clinical trials to have the ability not only to increase type 1 collagen, which is the one that diminishes with age but also to promote the production of high-quality collagen that gives the skin its firmness and elasticity.


  1.     Lupin seeds can protect the skin from UV damage

In addition to promoting collagen production, lupin seeds also contain antioxidants, which help to protect the skin from environmental stressors like pollution and UV rays (causing free radicals). Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause oxidative stress, which can lead to premature ageing of the skin. The antioxidants in lupin seeds help neutralize free radicals and prevent damage to the skin, resulting in a more youthful and radiant appearance.

  • Moisturising properties

Proper hydration is essential for healthy skin. Lupin seeds also contain high levels of essential fatty acids, such as omega-3 and omega-6, which are essential for maintaining the skin’s moisture barrier. Plus, they contain vitamins and minerals like vitamin E and magnesium, which help to nourish and hydrate the skin, leaving it feeling soft and supple.

  • Gentle on the skin

If you have sensitive skin prone to allergies, don’t worry! Unlike collagen, which is often derived from animal sources and as such can cause allergic reactions in some people, lupin seed extract is a natural and gentle alternative. It is hypoallergenic and suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin!

  • Eco-friendly and sustainable

Another great benefit of using lupin seeds in cosmetics is that they are a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to collagen. Collagen production often involves the use of animal-derived ingredients and can have a negative impact on the environment. Lupin seeds, on the other hand, are plant-based and can be grown in a variety of regions without the need for harmful pesticides or fertilisers. The lupin plant is a nitrogen-fixing crop, which means it helps to improve soil fertility without the need for synthetic fertilisers. This makes lupin seeds a sustainable alternative to collagen. Plus, they’re biodegradable, so you won’t have to worry about them sticking around in the environment long after you’re done with your skincare routine.


Now, you might be thinking, “But lupin seeds aren’t as well-known as collagen. Do they actually work?” Fear not, my sceptical friend. A clinical study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science found that a cream containing Lupin Peptide 90/10 improved skin firmness and elasticity after just four weeks of use. Impressive if you ask us!

But why stop at just lupin protein? There are plenty of other ways to incorporate them into your skincare routine. For example, you could try using lupin seed oil as a moisturiser or adding some crushed lupin seeds to your favorite DIY face mask.

At Rhodes Skincare, we understand the importance of using natural and sustainable ingredients in our products. That’s why we use lupin seed extract in our skincare formulations. Our products are designed to provide gentle yet effective care for your skin, while also being kind to the planet. We believe that nature has provided us with everything we need to care for our skin, and we strive to harness the power of these natural ingredients in all of our products.

So if you’re ready to try out this magical ingredient for yourself, we recommend checking out some of our favorite lupin seed-infused products. Our top pick? The Madonna Lily & Desert Rose Regenerating Face Oil. This oil is packed with lupin seed coatings and other skin-loving ingredients like Madonna Lily Plant Cells, Desert Rose Plant Cells and Wild Sea Fennel. It’s basically a little bottle of skincare heaven.

And there you have it. Lupin seeds might just be the answer to all our skincare woes. They’re sustainable, vegan-friendly, and they actually work. Who knew a little seed could pack such a punch? So next time you’re on the hunt for a new skincare product, why not give lupin seeds a try? Your skin, and the planet, will thank you for it.