We take "take your vitamins" seriously around here... topical vitamins that is!
Vitamin E is another name for the phenolic compounds called tocopherols and tocotrienols. They are fat-soluble antioxidants, which means that they absorb into your epidermis to work their magic. They have the ability to quench free radicals that cause damage to your skin by donating a hydrogen atom. They are so potent that we use them to make oils stable in a formula and you will see 'tocopherol' in the ingredients list of most of our creams and oils.
Vitamin E is the ideal antioxidant for your skin as it is present in the oils that your body secretes in the form of sebum and epidermal lipids. Oil-soluble compounds such as vitamin E are able to penetrate deep into the skin through these lipids and work to protect it against environmental damage. When it comes to natural skincare, it's about replenishing natural substances rather than replacing them with something synthetic.
Vitamin E is found in almost all plant oils pressed from nuts, fruits, and seeds because they are nature's preservation system. They are the reason you don't have to put olive oil in the fridge. They are one of the most important antioxidants in an anti-aging routine. They can be found in all of our moisturizing products as well as our milk cleansers.
- Protects against sun damage
- Can help reverse hyperpigmentation like melasma
- Prevents premature aging
- Treats inflammation caused by acne
Oils with the Highest Levels of Vitamin E:
Wheatgerm 150 mg/100 g
Argan 90 mg/100g
Sea Buckthorn 85mg/100g
Camellia 60 mg/100g