What are the Benefits of Vitamin E Skincare?
Most commonly known for it’s benefits to the skin, it’s no surprise that you’ll find vitamin E in many skincare lotions and potions. You can reap a whole host of benefits from including vitamin E in your beauty regime.
We’ve put together this guide to help you understand what Vitamin E is and how it can benefit you.
What is Vitamin E?
Vitamin E isn’t just one vitamin; in fact, it’s a group of naturally occurring fat-soluble vitamins with antioxidant effects. Antioxidants help to protect your skin from free radicals. To refresh, free radicals are molecules in the environment that can damage skin and weaken its elasticity. They’re pretty hard to avoid as they come from everyday things such as pollution, chemicals, and even the sun.
Thankfully, vitamin E can act has your knight in shining army to help defend yourself against the free radicals and other nasties that it may deal with on a daily basis.
There are approximately eight different types of vitamin E. However, the ones most commonly found in skincare products are tocopheryl acetate and tocopherol meaning if you find either of these names cropping up in the ingredient list of your favourite body butter, it contains vitamin E!
What are the Benefits of Vitamin E?
Vitamin E is overflowing with benefits for your skin. Here are some of our favourite benefits that Vitamin E-infused products can offer:
Due to its fat-soluble nature, vitamin E is able to penetrate deep into your skin to help preserve lipids (fats) and soothe your skin. If your skin has any cracks, vitamin E’s “healing” benefits will set to work to close those cracks to help prevent any moisture from escaping. This further helps to keep your skin lovely and hydrated!
If your looking for a new body moisturiser that is packed full of vitamin E and other kind-to-skin ingredients, our Signature body butters might be just what you need.
Nurture hair growth
If your hair needs a little extra TLC, vitamin E’s antioxidant properties can help revive your hair.
Vitamin E can repair damaged hair follicles to help promote healthy hair growth. This super-vitamin is also known to promote blood circulation and can act as a deep moisturiser for your hair which helps prevent breakages.
If you have brittle, dry or heat-damaged hair, look for a shampoo and conditioner that contains vitamin E to help boost the health of your hair.
Applying vitamin E to your cuticles and nail beds can help improve the health of your nails over time. The antioxidant effects of vitamin E can protect your nails against aging or yellowing, keeping them a healthy shade of pink!
Filled with moisturising properties, vitamin E can also help heal dry nails and strengthen brittleness. As the colder days draw in, our hands and nails can be the first to suffer. As a result, you might find yourself in need of a hand moisturiser with extra nourishing properties.
Using our Signature hand and nail cream will provide your hands and nails with a nourishing daily treat to help lock in moisture to keep dry hands and nails at bay.
Soothe sensitive skin
Vitamin E cannot treat allergic reactions, infections, skin disorders or other issues that cause skin itching or sensitivity. What vitamin E can do, however, is offer relief for dry and itchy skin.
By keeping your skin well-moisturised, vitamin E can help prevent dry skin and associated symptoms, such as cracked, flaking or itching skin.
If you’re new to using vitamin E, we recommend trying our Signature Body Butters and Hand & Nail Creams as a way to introduce vitamin E into your daily beauty regime.