VITAMIN E BENEFITS FOR SKIN
Often seen on the ingredients lists of rich moisturising creams, vitamin E is a longstanding and impressively versatile skincare ingredient . What does vitamin E do for the skin? Whether it’s working as part of an antioxidant serum or a facial moisturiser vitamin E benefits a range of skin types and concerns from signs of ageing to dull looking skin. However, before you go ahead and incorporate products containing vitamin E into your skincare regime, it’s important to understand the finer details of this powerful ingredient. Keep reading this guide to vitamin E benefits for skin to get the answers to questions like ‘is vitamin E good for pigmentation?’, alongside expert SkinCeuticals vitamin E product recommendations.
WHAT IS VITAMIN E?
Vitamin E for skin is essentially the same substance that can be found in certain fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and plant oils. These include avocado, mango, almonds and sunflower oil. Vitamin E is also found naturally in the human body, although levels decline with age. Within the body, vitamin E plays a role in repairing skin, recovery from sun exposure and supporting the skin’s lipid barrier to retain moisture. There are eight different types of vitamin E including natural and synthetic varieties, with synthetic types being more commonly used as ingredients in skincare products.
IS VITAMIN E GOOD FOR SKIN?
As a skincare ingredient, vitamin E is a multitasking powerhouse that can be used to target several different skin concerns and types. When applied topically, vitamin E is an emollient, meaning it helps lock in moisture and is well suited for use by those with a dry skin type. This vitamin is also a good fit for dehydrated skin thanks to its humectant properties, meaning it draws water molecules into the skin.
Aside from moisture and hydration, vitamin E boasts benefits for managing pigmentation and dullness and provides excellent antioxidant protection against free radicals.
One of the most notable vitamin E benefits for skin is this ingredient’s powerful antioxidant properties. As a refresher, antioxidants reduce oxidative stress on your skin cells by neutralising the harmful free radicals we encounter in our everyday lives. This has visible anti-ageing effects, minimising the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity and more.
Vitamin E also has skin brightening benefits which work particularly well in conjunction with vitamin C. Using products containing vitamin E can help dull looking complexions appear brighter and more radiant.
Does vitamin E help with hyperpigmentation? The answer is yes. When it comes to whether to use vitamin C or E for hyperpigmentation, again we advise to use both ingredients in the same skincare regime, allowing them to work together to achieve even greater benefits than either ingredient on its own. Hyperpigmentation such as sun spots and general skin discolouration, can benefit from vitamin E. . For more information, read our guide on how to correct dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
DISCOVER SKINCEUTICALS VITAMIN E FORMULAS
C E FERULIC VITAMIN C SERUM
Our expertly formulated C E Ferulic Vitamin C Serum utilises a highly efficacious combination of antioxidant ingredients to provide optimal benefits for your skin. Vitamin C, vitamin E and ferulic acid work synergistically to defend against premature skin ageing caused by free radicals. This high potency vitamin E serum has visible benefits including improvements in firmness, brightening and minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
DAILY MOISTURE CREAM
Our vitamin E enriched Daily Moisture Cream is intensely nourishing yet lightweight enough to be suitable for normal or oily skin. Vitamin E brings hydration to your complexion and seals in moisture while promoting skin renewal, however this formula won’t clog pores even with oily skin. This moisturiser also features botanical extracts to help minimise enlarged pores.
ANTIOXIDANT LIP REPAIR MOISTURISER
The skin on your lips can be vulnerable to dryness and environmental damage, which is why we created our Antioxidant Lip Repair Moisturiser with two powerful antioxidants: vitamin E and silymarin. This unique antioxidant combination comforts and rehydrates the lip surface while providing antioxidant protection. This formula is particularly beneficial for post-procedure lip skin or lips dry due to prescription treatments.
RESVERATROL B E ANTIOXIDANT NIGHT SERUM
Our Resveratrol B E Antioxidant Night Serum is an innovative formula combining 1% pure vitamin E with resveratrol and baicalin for optimal anti-ageing antioxidant benefits. The result? Visibly improved radiance and firmness overnight while you sleep. This combination of ingredients works in harmony as our first-of-its-kind overnight formula to improve skin density, smoothness and more.
If you found this guide useful, you may also wish to peruse our guide to Which Antioxidant is Right for Your Skin Type.