TIME TO SHINE: GET READY FOR YOUR CLOSE-UP WITH VITAMIN E
For too long, Vitamin E has been the sidekick to other antioxidant superheroes, the supporting act to the lead, the nice-to-have to the skincare must-haves. Well, not anymore. This multi-tasking supporting act is stepping into the spotlight alongside its better-known peers; Vitamin C, Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid.
Recent research is coming out swinging in support of Vitamin E thanks to its long list of complexion-boosting benefits. So, we’ve put together a well-researched summary of why this often-overlooked ingredient is worthy of pride of place within your skincare regime.
IT’S EASY TO SEE WHY IT’S KEY
Found as a key ingredient in many skin care lotions and potions, and cosmetics, Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. You may not even know that it’s in some of your glow-getting favourites because of the several other names it goes by – tocopheryl linoleate, tocopheryl oleate tocopherol, and tocopheryl acetate. Hard to pronounce terminology aside, Vitamin E addresses skin concerns with ease. Are you looking for protection against free radicals? Done. Need to up the moisture? Done. Are you looking for relief from itchiness, eczema and psoriasis? You’ve come to the right place.
RAISE YOUR SPF GAME
While Vitamin E can’t be classified as a sunscreen, it can – and must – be celebrated as an SPF booster. Why? Well, being the diligent photo-protectant it is, Vitamin E works with your favourite sunscreen to kick free radicals to the curb and fend off sun damage.
DIAL UP THE MOISTURE
Vitamin E is highly moisturising. Not surprising for something that comes in an oil form, but what you probably don’t know is that it’s this fat-soluble nature that offers much-needed relief for dry skin by actively repairing the skin’s lipid barrier with regular use.
WHAT A RELIEF…
For those with severe skin conditions – think eczema and psoriasis – Vitamin E offers impressive relief from itchiness and irritation, backed by solid scientific study and evidence. In fact, by applying it in oil form and taking it orally in capsule form, those with dry skin conditions can double-up on the relief factor, giving the medications taken to treat severe skin conditions a helping hand in reducing symptoms.
IT PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
Vitamin E oil increases the antioxidant protection factor four-fold when combined with Vitamin C, also known as L-Ascorbic Acid. That’s four times the anti-ageing benefits, four times the UV protection and four times the healthy skin cell growth. So rather than seeing Vitamin E as Vitamin C’s sidekick, we think it deserves the title of co-pilot.
READ ALL ABOUT IT AND WANT TO START REAPING THE REWARDS?
As always, if you’re thinking, “Yes, I want to add this to cart!” you can check out our wide range of products, many of which contain Vitamin E, in our Online Skin Shop. If you’re keen to learn more about what this spotlight-stealing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredient can do for your complexion, chat to your therapist or doctor at your next Skin Renewal appointment.