Vitamin E

Vitamin E: Anti-Aging Antioxidant

What is Vitamin E?

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that is commonly used in skin care products to prevent free radical damage, fight the signs of aging, and protect the skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Although, the name makes it sound like a single substance, Vitamin E is actually a family of eight fat-soluble vitamins that perform different functions throughout the body.

There are two different categories of Vitamin E—Tocopherols and Tocotrienols. The Vitamin E family is made up of four Tocopherols (alpha, beta, gamma, delta) and four Tocotrienols (also alpha, beta, gamma, delta).

Alpha-Tocopherol is the most prevalent type of Vitamin E and is also the most fat-soluble Both topical and oral forms of Vitamin E effectively protect the skin from free radical and UV damage. Studies have shown that the topical application of Vitamin E increases vitamin levels in skin and adipose tissue, preventing skin damage from the sun.

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