17 Mar 2015

Ingredients: Vitamin E in skin care products

Today's post will be about very interesting ingredient in skin care products, that is vitamin E.

What is it?
It is one of the most well-known and researched antioxidants used in skin care products.

How it works?
-   It protects the skin from environmental pollution
-   It has a protecting action against UV radiation
-   It is an excellent moisturizer
-   Can prevent the signs of premature ageing, as inflammatory conditions in the skin is a leading cause of skin ageing
-   It has excellent wound healing properties

How it is labeled on ingredient list?
When you’re reading ingredient list on product, the most typical forms of vitamin E are:
-      d-alpha-tocopherol
-      d-alpha-tocopherol acetate
-      dl-alpha tocopherol
-      dl-alpha tocopherol acetate

The "d" designation in front of the "alpha" indicates that the products are derived from natural sources. The "dl" designation shows that the vitamin has been created from a synthetic base. Research has shown that natural forms of vitamin E is better, but both definitely have antioxidant significance.

I love using  good body moisturizer with vitamin E in it. When we're talking about shaved skin (especially legs), healing properties are more than welcome. Also after sun exposure, product with vitamin E is good idea. Overall, small amounts of vitamin E can be a helpful addition to skin-healing products.

P.s.: Review of Fruit of the Earth - Vitamin E Cream from the picture is here.

*Sources for this post are: Source1, Source2


  1. Vitamin E is a great ingredient! I didn't know its ingredient name, though - thanks!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  2. Čudovit blog, seveda najraje prebiram o kozmetiki...ampak so potovanja prav tako vredni ogleda in branja :) <3

  3. Hvalaaa! :) <3 Tudi tvoj blog je nadvse simpatičen!

  4. Yes, it is tricky :) There is so much behind those names and labels.. ahh :) xx