What is Vitamin E?

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble (meaning it dissolves in oil and not water) vitamin that is also an antioxidant protecting the body against free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage collagen and elastin and make them less able to do their job. This can cause often unseen inflammation in the skin and leads to the breakdown and removal of dermal proteins, which can accelerate skin ageing. With Vitamin E being an antioxidant that fights free radicals, it can help prevent this, neutralising damage for great anti-ageing skin benefits.

In the same way that vitamin E obtained through diet assists the body in various ways to maintain healthy function, vitamin E applied to skin through products like ours also helps to promote healthy skin.

Skin benefits of ​Vitamin E

As you age, your skin loses its elasticity, becoming dry and
less supple. It's not just a cosmetic problem; dry skin can also exacerbate the appearance of wrinkles too. A key element in combating these issues is Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that can help to correct some of the damage caused by the sun and free radicals. The best skin care products will contain this powerful ingredient, which can help your skin feel and look younger.

Reduces UV Damage
Vitamin E has been shown to be an effective antioxidant for the skin. When applied to the skin, vitamin E can help protect cells, can prevent the formation of wrinkles, and protects the skin from damage caused by the free radicals that come from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation, which can lead to signs of premature ageing, such as fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin.

Skin Healing
Vitamin E is natural anti-inflammatory ingredient that can strengthen and protect the skin’s barrier from free radicals. Its soothing and hydrating properties can act as a natural skin barrier to the sun.

Why We Use ​Vitamin E

"Vitamin E is one of our hardest working ingredients and features in many SKINICIAN products. It’s soothing and hydrating benefits alongside its antioxidant properties make it the ideal ingredient to include in your skincare routine." - Shelley Martin, Co-Founder & New Product Development Lead

​Vitamin E Skincare Products

It is important for the skin to maintain its supply of Vitamin E. If you have been wondering how to give your skin the Vitamin E it needs, check out our range of Vitamin E products, available below.

Who ​Vitamin E Is Best For

Vitamin E is beneficial to most skin types due to its protective and hydrating benefits on the skin.

Before and After Using ​Vitamin E

Take a look at some of our real before and afters taken by customers who used our Revitalising Repair Mask & Exfoliating Body Scrub: