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Is Vitamin E Good for Your Skin? What does it do?

3 mins

Radhika Bhatia

Separating the truth from the buzz: is vitamin E good for your skin? Find out how and why you should use vitamin E to take care of your skin.

There has been much debate about Vitamin E’s benefits for the skin and there are countless people who swear by Vitamin E’s skin-revitalizing effects. So, is vitamin E good for your skin? If you have been searching for a solution to your skin woes, you might want to try giving Vitamin E a shot.  

What is Vitamin E made of, and what does it do? 

Here is something technical (but something you will appreciate knowing). Vitamin E is an umbrella term for eight antioxidants or oil-soluble compounds, out of which tocopherol and tocopherol acetate are most compatible with human skin. These two compounds are found in Vitamin E products such as Vitamin E capsules, serums, moisturizers, body butter, and the like. The antioxidant make-up of Vitamin E counters the damage created by free radicals and chain reactions. Free radicals are super-reactive, destructive molecules that find their way on your skin through external irritants, sunlight, pollution, and other harmful factors. If left unbothered, these radicals can settle on your skin and leave it wrinkled, blemished, and dry. Here is where Vitamin E comes into the picture. It works as a barrier and fights off these radicals by neutralizing them, maintaining the elasticity and brightness of the skin. 

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Is vitamin E good for your skin?

The short answer is yes, vitamin E if taken in its recommended dosage or used in its appropriate percentage (we will share these numbers with you below, don’t worry), is good for your skin in many, many ways. Here is how Vitamin E can benefit your skin: 

Slows down aging 

The radical neutralizing power of Vitamin E reverses the damage caused by external irritants, repairing and maintaining the collagen structure of the skin and bringing back its original elasticity and suppleness. WOW Skin Science combines the goodness of Vitamin E, shea butter, and almond oil to repair skin damage, firm it and give it a glow, and maintain the skin’s moisture and normal pH in its grease-free and quick-absorbable Vitamin E body butter.

Moisturizes and hydrates 

As Vitamin E seeps deep into the skin and aids in retaining moisture up to the skin’s inner layers, it closes any cracks, wrinkles, and lines, preventing any natural lipids from escaping. It also smoothens and hydrates it at the same time. WOW Skin Science’s Argan Oil Body Butter, combining the benefits of Moroccan oil, Vitamin A, B, and E, and shea butter, is the perfect solution to dry, dull, and damaged skin. 

Protects from UV damage  

When Vitamin E is combined with sunscreen, it boosts its sun-protection abilities, and together they can fight off fine lines, sagging skin, and hyperpigmentation. Moreover, as it is an antioxidant, it calms skin, inflammation, irritation, and itchiness. Also, when you use something like WOW Skin Science’s Hyaluronic Acid Water Gel with Vitamin E and B5 for all skin types, you get the triple benefits of replenishment, hydration, and brightening. 

Is vitamin E suitable for all skin types? 

Dermatologists say that Vitamin E is good in general for all skin types, provided you test it first on your skin. In fact, most skin pros say that only less than 1% of people are sensitive to Vitamin E. However, if you have very oily or acne-prone skin, a heavy product like Vitamin E oil can have a counterproductive reaction. 

We suggest taking a patch test first, where you apply a little Vitamin E on a small part of your skin and see if you face any redness, inflammation, or irritation. If you do, it doesn’t mean you have to completely stay away from Vitamin E. You just might be using the wrong amount of Vitamin E concentration. In such a scenario, you can find something that has just enough percentage of Vitamin E, like WOW Skin Science’s Mango Body Butter

Along with Vitamin E, this product also contains shea butter, aloe vera, almond oil, and plenty of other essential vitamins that work magic on your skin. If you have an allergic reaction to Vitamin E, even in less potent forms, we suggest you steer clear of it. There are plenty of other miracle products available that will work wonders on your skin. 

Can you take Vitamin E every day?

If you are taking Vitamin E in its natural dietary form or supplements, don’t exceed 15 milligrams a day. As Vitamin E exists in both internal and external substances, it is vital to decide what you would prefer. Externally you can get it in all cosmetic forms such as capsules, serums, body butter, moisturizers, toners, and the like. If you are using it on your skin in pure Vitamin E capsule form, stick to using it once or twice a week overnight, or else it can throw off your skin’s natural oil balance. If you are using it through a product that is a combination of several other ingredients, you can use it every day. The best practice would be to not go overboard with using it. 

To conclude: 

Vitamin E is fuss-free, affordable, and highly beneficial. You can find it in many skin care products and in specific food items such as almonds, peanuts, spinach, sunflower seeds, and the like – that is how accessible it is. If you still haven’t found the right products for your skin’s needs, trying vitamin E would be a fantastic option. 


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Radhika Bhatia

I'm a content writer, copywriter, and blogger with a background in marketing, planning, and eCommerce. I specialize in beauty writing, including skincare, cosmetics, wellness, aesthetics, and health. Classically trained and idea-savvy, I love living in the present.

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