Antioxidant Series: Vitamin E

Vitamin E: Your Skin’s Secret Weapon

As we’ve previously discussed, antioxidants play a crucial role in protecting the skin from environmental stressors and promote a more youthful, radiant complexion. Among these superheroes of skincare, Vitamin E stands out with a plethora of benefits. Let’s dive into some products that harness its potent properties and why it’s important to include in your skincare routine.

Why Vitamin E?

Vitamin E, also known as tocopherol, is a fat-soluble antioxidant renowned for its ability to neutralize free radicals and protect the skin from oxidative damage. Free radicals, generated by factors such as UV radiation, pollution, and stress, can wreak havoc on your skin leading to premature aging, inflammation, and a dull complexion. (All of which we want to avoid!) Vitamin E helps to scavenge through these harmful molecules and prevents them from causing further harm to our cells. On top of that, Vitamin E boosts your skin’s natural moisturizing properties, while helping to nourish your skin.

  • Supports your skin’s response repair and regeneration, helping to heal wounds, scars, and sun damage more quickly
  • Offers UV protection in junction with your spf but not as a substitute. Vitamin E offers some protection against UV damage and can help mitigate the effects of sun exposure.
  • Provides anti-inflammatory properties that help calm and soothe irritated or inflamed skin, making it beneficial for conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
  • Improves skin texture with regular use to create a smoother, softer, and more even-toned complexion
  • Enhances skin barrier function by strengthening the skin’s natural barrier and protecting it from external aggressors while reducing moisture loss. These two combined = a happy skin barrier. Also makes for a great addition for those suffering from acne or overuse of exfoliants!
  • Helps to minimize the appearance of scars by promoting tissue repair and fading hyperpigmentation.
  • Hydrates your lips – Vitamin E is commonly used in lip balms to moisturize and soften those dry, chapped lips.

Our Top Picks from a Licensed Esthetician

Here are some of my personal favorites that harness all of the benefits of Vitamin E for your skin type!

Glo Skin Beauty’s Vita E Essential Cream:

Hands down best moisturizer for persistently dry or irritated skin looking for added nourishment

Vita E Essential Cream is a luxurious moisturizer infused with Vitamin E and other nourishing ingredients such as peptides and squalane to rebuild & protect the skin. This rich cream deeply hydrates without feeling heavy making it ideal for dry, dehydrated, or mature skin types. This is also a suitable moisturizer for anyone with *the most sensitive or reactive skin*. Definitely one of our staple moisturizers here for folks living in dry climates like Colorado! With regular use, expect to see improved texture, enhanced elasticity, and a luminous complexion.

Sanitas Skincare – Vitamin C Moisturizer:

This oil free formula covers everything you need and then some in a moisturizer, while amplifying your natural glow

Sanita’s Vitamin C Moisturizer combines the antioxidant power of Vitamin E with Vitamin C and other botanical extracts to defend against free radicals and promote skin health. (PS: if you missed last week’s post on vitamin C, you can find it here!)  This lightweight and oil free moisturizer delivers intense hydration while brightening and rejuvenating the skin. I absolutely love how soft and radiant my skin looks right after applying it! No other moisturizer I’ve tried has even been able to deliver that kind of instant results. Hence, why this one had to make the list 😉

Leahlani – Mahina Evening Replenishing Elixir:

This oil based serum is the perfect addition to your night time routine if you’re looking to boost your anti aging regimen

Leahlani’s Mahina Evening Replenishing Elixir is a decadent blend of tropical oils infused with Vitamin E to nourish and repair the skin overnight. This luxurious oil based serum absorbs quickly, and delivers a potent dose of essential fatty acids to promote cellular renewal and restore vitality. I love using this one at night on top of your moisturizer. For the price point, you’re truly getting an infusion of rejuvenated skin. Are we starting to see a trend with this particular gem of a product yet?

One Love Organics – Botanical E Youth Preservation Serum

A true gem when it comes to the prevention of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as diminishing existing lines

We had to save the best for last: Botanical E Youth Serum from One Love Organics.  This organic, oil based blend of botanical extracts works synergistically to neutralize free radicals, protect the skin from environmental damage, reducing the signs of aging, and promoting a smoother complexion. This serum combines Vitamin E with nourishing botanical ingredients like organic sea buckthorn, jojoba oil, and rosehip seed oil to deeply hydrate and brighten the skin. With its lightweight, fast-absorbing formula, the Botanical E Youth Serum delivers a potent dose of antioxidants and nutrients, leaving the skin soft, supple, and glowing with health. I cannot get enough of this one!

Which products are you excited to try out? Send us an email at [email protected] or take our Skin Care Quiz for unique to you recommendations for adding vitamin E into your regimen!

Melissa, LE