Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant obtained in plants and dietary sources. Most loaded in nuts, vegetables, whole grains, olive oil, and sunflower oil. In most skincare products on the ingredient list found as tocopheryl acetate or tocopherol.
Vitamin E oftentimes used in anti-oxidant infusion topicals or moisturizers as a skin cream or oil in a lipid-based solution.
Topical antioxidants help the skin quicker than dietary ones.
If orally taken at a high dose it might be hazardous if you have heart disease or diabetes.
It usually blended with vitamin C in serums to stimulate the antioxidant properties
Comprises of eight different types of vitamin E: α-,β-,γ-, σ-tocopherols and their associated similar tocotrienols.
γ-tocopherol has been the richest tocopherol in diet, whereas α-tocopherol (α-Toc) is high vitamin E type that can metabolize in human tissues.
Vitamin E bonds all together to keep the integrity of your skin.
Alpha-tocopherol is can also be formulated synthetically.
The synthetic vitamin E is in eight different forms, only one form is the same as the natural molecule. So it appeared natural vitamin E has minimal double the power of the synthetic vitamin E (1)
What are the Benefits of Vitamin E?
Preserves Skin Moist
As vitamin E makes moisture retention in between skin cells stay for a long time. much longer than products without it up to 16 hours of hydration.
Vitamin E antioxidant benefit helps to remove toxic free radicals and can control sebum oxidation, which stops blackheads. Pore clogged with oil (sebum), tip become hard oxidated turns dark to form a blackhead. But vitamin E delays the entire activity as it controls oxidation as it is “anti” “oxidant”.
Shields Lipid Barrier
Vitamin E secures your skin’s protective barrier as it holds lipids fresh in your skin. That, in turn, can boost to shield little cuts created in the skin’s barrier which can cause moisture to escape and skin feels dull and dry.
Shields From the Sun
It can give four-time the protection of sunscreen alone when vitamin E and vitamin C combined and applied under sunscreen, more powerful in stopping photodamage than vitamin alone according to researchers(2).
Vitamin E formulated contains gives relief to externally exposed skin. It helps to smooth and calm your sun-damaged irritated skin.
Vitamin E can stimulate the regeneration of skin damage like burns and wounds. Antioxidant repairs sunburn, irritation, and injury. It boosts the moisture level of the skin and has anti-aging quality.
Side Effects of Vitamin E
When vitamin E in a capsule highly concentrated form applied to the skin directly may let inflammation dermatitis type effect. More problematic for delicate under-eye sensitive skin, acne-prone and breakout skin. For some may cause allergy when applied topically.
It is always better to do a patch test before moving forward.
So vitamin E goes well with normal to dry skin with less noise.