Vitamin E, The unsung hero

Vitamin E, The unsung hero

When it comes to topically applied vitamins, there is one that sometimes tends to fly under the radar. An important fat-soluble antioxidant essential for the maintenance of healthy skin: Vitamin E really is the unsung hero.  

What are the benefits of topically applied Vitamin E? 

Vitamin E has been in use for over half a century in dermatology and in the world of skincare is considered the go-to “first aid in a bottle” for those suffering dry, dehydrated, compromised, and stressed skin in need of a little TLC.   

Stored by the body in the skin and distributed via the sebaceous glands the primary role of Vitamin E is as an antioxidant, assisting in protecting the skin from damaging free radicals and oxidative stress. Being Lipophilic, meaning it dissolves in fats, when applied topically Vitamin E is also able to penetrate and hydrate the stratum corneum (the outermost layer of the skin) and improve the skins water binding capacity.  

Vitamin E also boasts photo protectant properties with topical application helping to absorb UV and protect the skin against premature ageing from the suns damaging rays.   

The soothing and anti-inflammatory properties of Vitamin E can also assist with calming and reducing redness in the skin as well as helping to minimise excessive melanin production caused by inflammation that can lead to uneven skin tone in particular post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.  

How do I incorporate Vitamin E into my daily regime? 

Introducing Vitamin E Serum.   

Alpha-H Vitamin E Serum contains Vital ET™, a multifunctional Vitamin E derivative, which is delivered into the skin rapidly meaning it gets to work faster to deliver all the benefits of Vitamin E including reducing inflammation and helping to counteract environmental aggressors.   

Lightweight and fast absorbing Vitamin E serum is the ideal moisturiser as it contains skin fortifying emollient oils Evening Primrose, Macadamia and Sweet Almond alongside plant derived Squalane to help reduce trans epidermal water loss and enhance the skin with vital lipids.  

Reformulated in 2021, our Vitamin E Serum now also boasts 1% Ceramide Complex which helps increase hydration and enhance the skin’s protective barrier system.  

What is the best way to apply vitamin E Serum? 

Vitamin E serum is suitable for all skin types and may be applied both morning and evening. It may be applied by itself or layered over other serums such as Vitamin C Serum in the morning, underneath your daily SPF or applied prior to your favourite night time moisturiser.  

Shop Vitamin E serum here.