Updated: Jan 9
Vitamin E has been used in skin care formulations for centuries, and good reason! It is an oil-soluble ingredient and can be found in creams, oils and many other skincare products. Read on to find out about many benefits of using vitamin E on your skin.
Vitamin e, the basics
Vitamin E belongs to a group of fat-soluble vitamins and can be found in many food products. Good dietary sources of vitamin E are nuts and seeds, plant oils, e.g. sunflower oil, olive oil, soybean, corn or rapeseed oil. It can also be found in cereals, seafood and oily fish, green vegetables or in avocado, berries and mango.
Vitamin E is one of the oil-soluble vitamins and it has been used therapeutically for the treatment of numerous conditions such as sunburn, acne, rheumatic conditions, wound healing and itchy skin conditions.
The human body can store vitamin E when not needed immediately, that is why you don't need vitamin E in your diet every day.
Vitamin E properties
Vitamin E is an amazing ingredient that can benefit all skin types. So what does it do?
It is a powerful antioxidant, it helps prevent damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are active compounds found in air pollution or cigarette smoke. They can attach themselves to skin cells and cause damage and weaken the skin barrier. They can also oxidise sebum and cause blackheads. Thanks to its antioxidant properties, vitamin E can help strengthen the skin barrier, reduce irritation and can help give you glowing complexion by reducing the appearance of blackheads.
Vitamin E absorbs UVB light, therefore it can prolong the time you can spend in the sun, but please note vitamin E is not a sunscreen. By protecting your skin against UVB rays vitamin E can help lighten the dark spots caused by sun damage and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Vitamin E enhances the benefits of vitamin C. It also stimulates local blood circulation giving your skin a healthy glow.
By strengthening skin barrier it helps skin stay moisturised, soft and reduces irritation.
It also speeds up cell turnover, which in turn can help with reducing scars, speed up wound healing and give your skin a healthy colour by helping your skin with the removal of the dead cells.
Goodbye dull complexion, hello bright and beautiful skin!
Bunch Skincare products with vitamin E
Vitamin E is a fantastic ingredient suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive, infected, irritated and mature/ageing skin. It is such a hero, it deserves to be included in every formula and indeed, you can find it in all Bunch products. You really can't go wrong with vitamin E.