Everything You Need to Know About Vitamin E and Skin Care

Vitamin E is one of those ubiquitous ingredients that seems to be in everything from supplements to juices to skincare products. But what exactly is it?

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), vitamin E is a group of fat-soluble compounds with antioxidant properties. There are not one but eight distinct vitamin E chemical forms, but only one is typically used for human consumption.
Vitamin E, like all antioxidants, plays an important role in protecting against free radical damage. Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that can damage our cell membranes and accelerate signs of aging. This process is called oxidation and can occur when we’re exposed to UVA rays, environmental pollutants, and carcinogens.

When cells become oxidized, they lose the molecular components that make them stable. Damaged cells can interact with and break down other molecules in our body, like our DNA, lipids, and proteins.

Vitamin E operates like all antioxidants and can seek out and destroy free radicals before they cause further cellular damage. However, as a fat-soluble antioxidant, vitamin E plays a unique role in enhancing the biological activity of polyunsaturated fatty acids that exist in our cell membranes. This means that vitamin E is particularly important in protecting the outermost layer of our cells, which has important implications for reversing the signs of aging and maintaining cellular health.

In addition to cellular health, NIH states that vitamin E has been shown to:

· Retain skin’s moisture.

· Enhance immune function.

· Improve cell signaling and gene expression.

· Promote other metabolic processes.

Vitamin E is found naturally in many vegetables like leafy greens, spinach, and broccoli, vegetable oils like sunflower and soybean, and many seeds and nuts. It’s also added to many foods, juices, and supplements.

Vitamin E is also an important ingredient in cosmetic and skin care products. As an ingredient, it can add powerful moisture and hydration to the skin’s outer layer and help restore dry, cracked skin. Vitamin E lotion is also great for those with skin sensitivities. Look for lotions formulated with an herbal complex and that are free of phthalates and gluten. Added ingredients like plant-derived food-grade glycerin can offer additional moisture and protection.

Vitamin E is also a powerful ingredient in skin care products like perfumed body powder. Body powder delivers a light, fragrant dusting that simultaneously absorbs moisture, neutralizes odor, and soothes your skin. With powerful natural ingredients like vitamin E, lemon fruit extract, and St. John’s wort, as well as potato starch, oat protein, and sweet almond oil, perfumed body powder will leave your skin feeling silky, smooth, and hydrated.

In addition to the powerful, reparative properties of vitamin E, the best body powders will also come in decadent scents such as vanilla, honey, mango, and gardenia, providing a fresh, clean feeling that will last all day.

If you’re looking for a full line of vitamin E products, a spa kit can provide a range of hydrating options and also save you money at the same time. Look for kits that include glycerin hand lotion, body cream, and shower gel to add vitamin E to your entire skin care routine.

In addition to vitamin E, look for other powerful and natural moisturizing ingredients in a spa kit,such as sweet almond oil, mallow extract, ivy extract, cucumber extract, elder flower extract, and other natural extracts to deliver powerful and natural moisture.

About Camille Beckman

Camille Beckman creates high-quality skin care and personal care products that are gluten-free and never tested on animals. The complete line of bath powders, bath soaks, lotions, and lip balms are available on their online store as well as through retail locations all across the U.S.

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