Vitamin E can be found in most skin care products for all of the amazing benefits that it can provide. Topically it's a powerful antioxidant that can help prevent skin cancer by fighting free radical damage. Vitamin E is also a great skin brightening agent, helping to reduce hyper pigmentation and heal wounds and scars. Also an anti-inflammatory, Vitamin E can soothe sensitive skin and sunburns and scrapes. Among all of these benefits mentioned to help with ant aging, vitamin E also protects fibroblast cells, which are the collagen and elastic fibers; elastin ) of the skin that regenerates skin cells and keeps skin tight and firm.
Properties of Vitamin E
Vitamin E comes in an oil form and therefore is a great moisturizer.
One drawback is that the Vitamin E oil is thick and greasy, causing it
to be to heavy for oily and acne prone skin. The Tocopherol form of
vitamin E is recognized to have the most benefits for skin, the other
less effective form being tocotrienol. Some people have allergic
reactions to vitamin E causing many skin care manufacturers to make some
of their products with and without Vitamin E for this reason.
Vitamin E will break down with sunlight, like most ingredients, so for
maximum effectiveness use as a night cream. Combining vitamin e with
vitamin c makes a powerful antioxidant that is a natural protection to
UV rays and free radical damage like in SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic.