Gimmie some Vitamin E

You’ve probably heard a lot of talk about Vitamin E when purchasing beauty and skincare products. Still, not many people are aware of what it is, nor are they aware of what it does. It essentially works as a barrier booster for the skin. A key benefit of Vitamin E is that it acts as an antioxidant. This vitamin also seals in the moisture and smooths the skin. You should consider using it if you have dry skin. Just remember to use it with Vitamin C or Ferulic Acid. Don’t mix it in with Retinol or Vitamin A.

First, it acts as a lipid barrier, and keeps the skin’s protective barrier intact. By adding Vitamin E into your skincare routine will help seal up cracks created in that barrier. You want to do that because those cracks can cause moisture to escape and the skin feeling dry and tight. This vitamin thereby allows for longer lasting moisture retention between your skin cells. You can get hours of hydration with it.

Moreover, it heals the skin, and that is why it is infused in so many oils, serums and creams. This vitamin can accelerate the healing of damaged skin. Its antioxidant prowess helps the skin heal from irritation, injury or sunburn. These healing properties highlight the vitamin’s anti-ageing capabilities, too. This vitamin’s antioxidant abilities further help to neutralize harmful free radicals and discourages sebum oxidation (also known as blackheads). The vitamin possesses photo-protective potential and that’s why you find it under sunscreens.

I’ve got some of the best Vitamin E products I have come across ready for you to try out:

The Body Shop: Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil

In all honesty, most of the The Body Shop’s Vitamin E range is the fantastic, you should seriously try out the other items if you get the chance. This product will have you waking up to restored and nourished skin with this non-greasy and lightweight serum-in-oil. It combines the restorative powers of serums and oils to help give you replenished and recharged skin. This is suitable for all skin types and offers hours of moisture.

Bobbi Brown: Extra Face Oil

The Extra Face Oil is a moisturizing, conditioning and softening blend of Vitamin E and olive, sesame, sweet-almond and jojoba oils. It will help keep the skin feeling soft and supple. Anyone from normal to extra dry skin should give this a try. This product contains all the rich and moisturizing benefits you’d want from a face oil without the added greasiness. It’s also quite aromatic with neroli, patchouli, lavender and sandalwood.

Beauty Bio: The Radiance Brightening Vitamin E + Rosehip Seed Facial Oil

Another great facial oil that contains Vitamin E. The rosehip seed is an anti-ageing ingredient that works on the appearance of fine lines and boosts the skin’s natural glow. The omegas in the Vitamin E help soothe the inflammation and appearance of redness while its natural antioxidants keep the skin plump and dewy. It also contains finer root extract, a natural anti-inflammatory, that promotes circulation and improve skin structure.

Malin + Goetz: Vitamin E Face Moisturiser

This Vitamin E Face Moisturiser is lightweight but will still hydrate and soothe the skin with the chamomile fatty acids. The moisturiser is residue-free and contains Vitamins B5 and E. This is a nourishing and soothing cream for all skin types, especially sensitive skin, and works as a great base for make-up. The sodium hyaluronate and panthenol further hydrate and nourish the skin.

Fresh: Vitamin Nectar Glow Face Mask

A jar packed full of natural AHAs crushed in citrus fruits. The Vitamins C, E and B5 create a brightening effect and this exfoliating mask is full of revitalizing minerals. It contains oranges, lemons and clementines to refine the skin for a healthy and radiant look. These citrusy ingredients act as exfoliants as they contain AHA. Pick this up to revitalize your skin.

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