By the way, what is vitamin E for?

The popular antioxidant vitamin E in cosmetics also plays an important role in moisturizing the skin. We will explain everything to you.

The Vitamin E is ingredient relatively common in cosmetics and found in many products – from cleansing milk to moisturizing cream and care oil. But what is she interested in skin quality? Here’s everything you need to know about vitamin E.

What is Vitamin E?

Vitamin E is a group of eight organic molecules: four forms of tocopherols and four forms of tocotrienols. To the magazine paceformulator Ni’Kita Wilson explains:

“Vitamin E is a whole family of oil-soluble antioxidants. In cosmetics, and more specifically in skin care products, we find mainly tocopherol acetate (TOCOPHERYL ACETATE) and tocopherol (TOCOFEROL). »

Necessary for the proper functioning of the body, vitamin E is obtained daily with food. Vitamin E is found in large amounts in vegetable oils (wheat germ, argan, sunflower, olives, etc.) as well as in grains, raw vegetables and fatty fish, as well as food supplements.

Its benefits to the body are largely characterized by its antioxidant properties.

What are the benefits of vitamin E for the skin?

Vitamin E responds to many skin problems. As dermatologist Ava Shamban explains to our colleague from the magazine Allure, promotes cell recovery after unprotected sun exposure and helps heal scars “.

how? Thanks to him antioxidant properties that block free radicals responsible for cell change and accelerated aging. Ni’Kita Wilson illuminates us:

“Free radicals are destructively striving to become stable, so they are ready and willing to take an electron from anyone in their path, including DNA, skin proteins, connective tissue, and cell membranes. »

Without an electron, these molecules become unstable and cause an oxidative chain reaction at the beginning of cell aging. By protecting the skin from free radicals, vitamin E breaks this chain.

To enhance its antioxidant effect, it can be used in synergy with ferulic acid or vitamin C. ” The more fun, the more fun “as they say!

Finally, vitamin E also helps rto strengthen the hydrolipid film (the famous “skin barrier”) that helps reduce transepidermal water loss and combat dehydration. That’s why you want to accept it, right?

But be careful, according to dr. Shamban, [elle] not recommended for very sensitive, very oily or acne prone skin », And even if it is very rare, some epidermis does not support it and redness and irritation can occur. So before gently spreading it on your face, do not hesitate to apply a little product on the elbow wrinkle and wait about twenty minutes to see if the skin will react.

Shopping is supplemented with vitamin E.


BIOEFFECT moisturizing cream, 69 €

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Moisturizing cream with vitamins B, C and E from The Inkey List, 6 €


The Body Shop Vitamin E Night Serum in Oil, 24 €


Serum “Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster”, 56 €


Moisturizing cream “Lavera Rich”, € 9.90

Also read:

Oats do wonders for the skin: in life it’s not just porridge!

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