Vitamin E is one of the most common and most loved ingredients to be found in countless skincare products, ranging from moisturizers to serums. Known for its strong antioxidant and hydrating properties, Vitamin E is one of the best ingredients to treat your skin layer. Vitamin E can be used for a variety of things, taken orally, consumed through foods already found in your home, and in today’s case, applied topically. Whether you have dry skin, mature skin, or sensitive skin, vitamin E is going to be an E-ssential in your routine.
What is Vitamin E?
Vitamin E doesn’t just come in one form. There are about 8 different forms of Vitamin E, with tocopherol being the one most commonly found in skincare products. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin, that is typically extracted from vegetable oils, including soybean, sunflower, and wheat germ oils. In your body, Vitamin E most generally acts as a powerful antioxidant, easily spreading onto the skin, absorbing quickly without leaving behind a greasy feeling.
5 Ways Vitamin E Can Love Your Skin
1. Provides Good Hydration
As mentioned before, Vitamin E is fat-soluble, making it easy to penetrate deep into your skin and holding in moisture better. Vitamin E oil has a very thick consistency, helping it strengthen the skin’s hydration barrier while preserving lipids(fats) in the skin. Those with mature skin find it to be extremely moisturizing, especially when used in a lotion or cream with other kinds of butters.
2. Minimizes Appearance of Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Vitamin E is widely adored for its anti-aging properties, preventing wrinkles and fine lines in a number of ways. Firstly, Vitamin E’s antioxidant abilities help in fighting against UV damage, the most common cause of signs of aging. Vitamin E promotes cell turnover while keeping collagen levels in the skin from depleting. While it can’t reverse signs of aging, Vitamin E can help in keeping the skin plump and elastic.
3. Protects Against Free-Radical Damage
Free-Radical damage is caused by sun damage, pollution, and environmental toxins, causing the skin to show dark spots and signs of aging prematurely. Vitamin E’s antioxidant properties allow it to fight back against this damage and keep the skin looking younger. When paired with its friend Vitamin C, it can be an even stronger powerhouse and significantly lower oxidative stress to your skin.
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4. Prevents Appearance of Stretch Marks
There are two main features of Vitamin E that can make it effective in preventing the formation of stretch marks, moisturization properties, and antioxidants. Both of these features can improve the skin’s elasticity and collagen levels, making the skin more elastic, or in other terms, more “stretchy.” Applying a Vitamin E cream regularly to parts of your skin that may stretch, can help in preventing the appearance of marks.
5. Fights Against Acne & Inflammation
The anti-inflammatory properties of Vitamin E can help in calming itchiness and redness in acne breakouts. Aiding in cell regeneration, Vitamin E can also help in healing acne and scars caused by breakouts. When paired with Alpha-Hydroxy Acids, Vitamin E can be even more effective at treating these scars.
Vitamin E in Cammellatte
Vitamin E can be found in all Cammellatte products in the form of tocopherol, the most friendly form for skincare. Paired with other antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Cammellatte products truly love your skin in a number of ways. Vitamin E helps support the skins health and function of the skin, and best of all, its all-natural. Used in our lotions, Vitamin E allows your skin to stay hydrated for longer while fighting against signs of aging, sun damage, and scarring.
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