A nutrient that the body needs in small amounts to stay healthy and work the way it should. It is fat-soluble (can dissolve in fats and oils) and is found in seeds, nuts, leafy green vegetables, and vegetable oils. Vitamin E boosts the immune system and helps keep blood clots from forming. It also helps prevent cell damage caused by free radicals (highly reactive chemicals). Vitamin E is being studied in the prevention and treatment of some types of cancer. It is a type of antioxidant. Also called alpha-tocopherol.
Dosage & Duration
The recommended daily amount of Vitamin E for adults is 15 milligrams a day.
Protects Lipid Barrier
Vitamin E keeps lipids fresh in your skin. This helps to keep your skin's protective barrier intact. [Keeping it intact] can help seal up little cracks created in the skin's barrier that can cause moisture to escape and leave the skin feeling tight and dry.
Keeps Skin Moist
As such, vitamin E allows for long-lasting moisture retention between your skin cells; much longer than products without it. It doles out up to 16 hours of hydration.
The prime benefit of vitamin E is the capability to accelerate healing of skin damage such as burns and wounds by as much as 50% of rate. It is an antioxidant and will heal the skin from sunburn and any form of irritation and injury. It also has the capability to increase moisture content of the skin. As such, it has skin anti-aging capability.
It's an Antioxidant
Vitamin E offers antioxidant (fat-soluble) benefits as well—it helps neutralize harmful free radicals and, due to its antioxidant benefit, can discourage sebum (oil) oxidation, which prevents blackheads. The words 'anti' and 'oxidant' refer to antioxidation. Since the tip of the hardened and blocked oil in the pores turns dark from oxidation, vitamin E may help slow that process down.
Formulas containing vitamin E provide conditioning to environmentally exposed skin. The ingredient works to smooth your skin and make it feel comfortable after irritation from pollution and sun damage.
Protects From the Sun
The vitamin has photo-protective purposes as well. When vitamin E is combined with vitamin C and used under sunscreen, it can provide four times the protection of sunscreen alone.