Vitamin E - A Must Have in Skincare

We often see the word "Tocopherol" listed close to the bottom of a product ingredient listed but it is in no way less effective.

Vitamin E is a molecule  that is a well studied and documented ingredient. Many of us may include Vitamin E in to your daily vitamin regimen that you take and that is a very effective habit to do.

According to a study done by the Mayo Clinic: Vitamin E also has antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are substances that might protect your cells against the effects of free radicals — molecules produced when your body breaks down food or is exposed to tobacco smoke and radiation. Free radicals might play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. If you take vitamin E for its antioxidant properties, keep in mind that the supplement might not offer the same benefits as naturally occurring antioxidants in food.

For best skin results, Vitamin E must be applied topically for it to work in skincare because when it is ingested it will not reach the epidermis because it get trapped in the fat under the skin. Therefore it must be applied on top of the skin.

When you apply it topically, it exerts it's antioxidant activity on the epidermis of on top of the skin. 

Vitamin is safe and very beneficial when used in the proper concentrations. 

According to studies, when the epidermis is exposed to ultraviolet radiation when Vitamin E is used topically neither erythema (skin inflammation, congestion, & irritation) or spongiosis (a pattern of injury to skin) occur.