Vitamin E

Vitamin E

Vitamins, Antioxidants

- Antioxidant Properties
- Skin Defense

Commonly known in skincare as tocopherol, Vitamin E encompasses two molecule classes: tocopherols and tocotrienols, collectively holding eight distinct compounds. As the body's predominant lipid-soluble antioxidant, Vitamin E plays a pivotal role in thwarting the emergence of free radicals that harm cells.1

Exposure to the sun can lead the skin to generate detrimental free radicals, expediting skin aging. The topical use of Vitamin E has been recognized to enhance skin's resilience against free radicals produced post UV exposure.2-3-4

1. PALMIERI, B., GOZZI, G. & PALMIERI, G. (1995). Silicone gel sheets with added Vitamin E for the treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids. International Journal of Dermatology, 34: 506–509. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4362.1995.tb00628.x
2. Tsoureli-Nikita E, Hercogova J, Lotti T, Menchini G. Assessment of vitamin E dietary intake in managing atopic dermatitis: A review of clinical progression and IgE serum levels. Int J Dermatol. 2002;41(3):146-150.
3. Zhai H, Behnam S, Villarama CD, Arens-Corell M, Choi MJ, Maibach HI. Analysis of the antioxidant potential and preventive effects of a topical emulsion against UV-induced skin reactions. Skin Pharmacol Physiol. 2005;18(6):288-293.
4. Montenegro L, Bonina F, Rigano L, Giogilli S, Sirigu S. Evaluation of the protective effects of free radical scavengers on UVB-caused human skin erythema using skin reflectance spectrophotometry. Int J Cosmet Sci. 1995;17(3):91-103.
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