Vitamin E… one of the more common ingredients used in skin and body care. You may think this means it can be overlooked in favour of newer or more complicated ingredients on the block but this couldn’t be further from the truth, Vitamin E is a wonder ingredient known to help with many different skin concerns and aid overall skin health.
What is Vitamin E?
Well of course…it’s a vitamin. However, Vitamin E is actually the blanket term for a group of oil-soluble antioxidants of which there are eight different types or forms of Vitamin E. When we’re talking about skin or body care, its highly likely that the type of Vitamin E will be Tocopherol, which can come in both natural and synthetic forms.
How does it work?
Vitamin E is an antioxidant so the most basic description would be that it works by protecting your skin against free radicals. Free radicals are molecules in the environment that can have a detrimental impact on your skin health and in simple terms, Vitamin E helps to protect it.
What are the benefits?
There are endless benefits to products that contain Vitamin E, hence why you’ll find it in so many skin and body products.
Its main benefit is its amazing ability to aid cellular restoration and, in turn, skin repair. This, along with it being a powerful natural anti-inflammatory is why so many people recommend it for its healing support of scars, burns and stretch marks.
However, aside from this, it’s incredibly hydrating so great for skin that’s dried out and in need of a bit of TLC. Plus, it has extraordinary calming and soothing properties making it a hero ingredient to look out for.
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