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Vitamin E in skincare

Updated: Aug 6, 2019

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant and is well known for its skin soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, it’s essential for the maintenance of healthy skin. There are 8 different forms of vitamin E but Tocopherol or Tocopheryl acetate are the ones that are most commonly used in skincare. Vitamin E can be either synthetically or naturally derived.

Natural Vitamin E is derived from vegetable oils and is more effective than synthetic, it’s also able to penetrate deep into the skin.

Natural vitamin E is listed on ingredient lists as “d alpha-tocopherol”, while synthetic is called “dl alpha-tocopheryl”.

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Benefits of vitamin E for your skin:

- Moisturizes the skin

- Helps to accelerate healing of the skin

- Has inti-inflammatory properties

- Helps to keep skin soft and supple

- Helps to reduce the appearance of scars

- Helps to reduce UV damage to the skin

- Helps to fight free radicals and has anti-aging properties

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Vitamin E is even more effective when combined with vitamin C.

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