VITAMIN E AND OUR SKIN
Updated: May 8
Vitamin E is generally used in cosmetics nowadays due to its high potent antioxidant, skin benefits and preservative properties. It comes in both natural and synthetic versions. The synthetic vitamin E consists of 8 different forms, in which tocopheryl acetate and tocopherol are close to its natural molecule. Tocopherol is the only form that is identical to the natural molecule. Vitamin E also enhances the effects of vitamin C, when combined with sunscreen, gives extra protection to our skin against harmful UV rays. Suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive, irritated and mature skin.
The Skin Benefits of Vitamin E
Offers antioxidant benefit to the skin Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant, it works to neutralize free radicals damage like air pollution and extreme weather on our skin. It helps slow sebum/oil oxidation process, in turn work to slow the formation of blackheads.
Moisturise the skin Vitamin E promotes skin’s softening and moisturizing by allowing long lasting moisture retention between the skin’s cells. This leaves skin hydrating for up to 16 hours in a day. Additionally, it helps keep the skin’s protective barrier intact, boost moisture and hydration.
Promotes skin healing process Vitamin E has the ability to promote the healing process, pushing burns and wounds to heal faster. It also regulates the skin’s elasticity. In turn, it provides anti-aging properties to the skin. Due to the soothing effect, vitamin E can help calm the skin when irritated.
When using vitamin E in its pure form or in large concentration/amounts, it could potentially clog pores, especially for acne-prone and sensitive skin. In order to still get the benefits while using vitamin E, it is best to use skincare products that are formulated with vitamin E as one of the main ingredients. Moreover, when in a formulation, it helps prolong the shelf life of the skincare products against growing bacteria after opening.