Ingredient Spotlight: Vitamin E for Skin

5th September, 2012 - Posted by Victoria Girard - 6 Comments

Vitamin E and skin

Vitamin E for skin care falls into the trusty category of “proven” anti-aging skin care ingredients. It’s an ingredient like vitamin A or vitamin C that has tons of research and studies backing its effectiveness. But, unlike vitamin A and vitamin C it doesn’t get the same spotlight.

Vitamin E in its natural form, d-alpha tocopherol, is more than twice as powerful as its synthetic sister (dl-alpha-tocopherol.) It’s a powerful antioxidant that:

  • Fights free radicals
  • Increases the efficacy of vitamin C
  • Enhances moisture levels
  • Protects the fatty acids in cell membranes
  • Improves healing

Vitamin E for skin care is an ingredient that really doesn’t get the fame and attention it deserves. It improves the appearance of your skin while protecting it from external free radical assaults that can severely damage and age your skin. Vitamin E helps to promote healthier looking and acting skin.

Vitamin E can be compared to Robin in the famous duo Batman and Robin; a side kick that helps win the battle but doesn’t get the fame. It helps anti-aging products do their job but slides under the radar as a super hero.

It may not be able to turn back the hands of time but it helps maintain a more youthful complexion by protecting it from free radicals and UV damage while increasing moisture levels and keeping cell membranes strong and healthy.