Vitamin E is a generic term for a group of eight different antioxidants, which the most active being alpha-tocopherol. It is a powerful antioxidant that prevents oils from rancidity, therefore often found in many skin care products. Of course, there are several reasons why it is used in various nursing and treating products.
Several studies show that Vitamin E:
- Promotes blood circulation and strengthens the immune system.
- Protects skin from premature aging.
- All skin types will have good effect of vitamin E
- Prevent dry and dull skin.
- Provides moisture.
- Protects fat in the body’s cell membrane from oxidizing and prevents damage to cell membranes.
- Neutralizes free radicals (oxidative stress) and repairs the damage.
And so much more
Studies indicate that Vitamin E is a very important source of harsh treatments and stresses on the skin.
It is also one of the most widely used antioxidants in skin care (the synthetic)
Fun fact: The natural Vitamin E (d-alpha-tocopherol) is 50% more active than the synthetic Vitamin E (dl-alpha-tocopherol). Synthetic Vitamin E is also cheaper to obtain.
Vitamin E is also called the crown jewel of all vitamins for skin care because of its properties.