LET’S TALK VITAMIN E. HERE ARE 5 FAST FACTS.
1. TYPE OF INGREDIENT: ANTIOXIDANT + OIL
2. VITAMIN E BENEFITS: FIGHTS FREE RADICAL DAMAGE + HYDRATES + STRENGTHENS + SOOTHES
3. WHO SHOULD USE IT: VITAMIN E IS BENEFICIAL TO MOST SKIN TYPES, EXCELLENT FOR DRY SKIN AND SKIN EXPOSED TO ENVIRONMENTAL AGGRESSORS LIKE POLLUTION & UV RAYS
4. HOW OFTEN CAN YOU USE IT: SKINCARE CONTAINING VITAMIN E AS A KEY INGREDIENT CAN BE APPLIED TOPICALLY ON A REGULAR BASIS. SENSITIVE SKIN SHOULD DO A PATCH TEST FIRST.
5. FIND IT IN: HYDRA-REPAIR DAY CREAM
HYDRA-REPAIR INTENSIVE DAY CREAM
HYDRA-REPAIR EYE BALM
ANTIOXIDANT+ FACIAL OIL
REGENERATING NIGHT CREAM
HAND WASH: SWEET ORANGE, CEDARWOOD, SAGE
HAND CREAM: VANILLA, ORANGE PEEL
BODY TREATMENT OIL
BODY CREAM & INTENSIVE BODY CREAM
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that hydrates, soothes, strengthens and protects our skin. At Grown Alchemist, we have incorporated Vitamin E into many of our skincare products because Vitamin E is so effective and provides a range of benefits to the skin. In this blog post, we will explore why Vitamin E is important for skin, its benefits, its uses and how Grown Alchemist uses it in a range of products.
What is Vitamin E?
Vitamin E is a hydrating, barrier-boosting antioxidant important for the maintenance of healthy skin. It exists in several forms but is usually found in oil or cream form. It can be found in avocados, pumpkins and wheat germ oil. The most common form found in cosmetics or topical moisturizers is often referred to as Tocopherol.
Why Vitamin E is Good for Skin
It is very hydrating because it works as a humectant (to absorb water into the skin) and, also as an emollient (to trap water in the skin). It is known for its soothing, healing and photo-protective properties. Vitamin E plays an important role in helping prevent UV-induced free radical damage to skin and may also provide an important anti-inflammatory role for skin*.
Vitamin E Skin Benefits
Strengthens – Provides reinforcement to skin barrier, helps it stay healthy and intact, so moisture doesn’t escape.
Hydration – Vitamin E is a humectant attracting moisture and pulling it into the skin making it more supple.
Moisturization – Help seal in moisture, boost moisture retention so skin stays moisturized.
Anti-Aging – Fights the effects of free radicals, UV-induced damage that can lead to premature aging.
Healing – Vitamin E can help boost skin’s moisture which is beneficial to damaged or irritated skin*.
Soothing – Vitamin E has anti-inflammatory properties so it can condition skin that feels dry and rough, while calming irritation.
How to Use Vitamin E Skincare
When it comes to Vitamin E for face applications, it is usually incorporated into moisturizers, hand creams and other skincare products as one of several ingredients, so it can be used regularly -- even daily for many skin types. Sensitive skin types may want to do a patch test with the product first.
How Grown Alchemist Uses Vitamin E in Skincare
Hydra-Repair Day Cream: A vitamin E cream for face alchemized with aloe, rosehip and other plant-based extracts that according to 98% of users “left skin feeling smoother and hydrated, absorbs quickly into the skin, leaves skin looking rejuvenated and healthy**
Hydra-Repair Intensive Day Cream: An extra rich, non-greasy, deeply hydrating Vitamin E moisturizer that doesn’t leave skin looking oily or shiny.
Lip Balm: Our Vitamin E lip balm features vanilla and refreshing watermelon in a fast-absorbing formula of shea butter and rosehip, jojoba and sweet almond oils to deeply nourish, soothe and moisturize lips.
Age-Spot Corrector: Hydrate, condition, brighten and even out skin tone with this cream featuring Vitamin E and Kakadu Plum which is rich in Vitamin C. Vitamin E and C make great partners.
Antioxidant+ Facial Oil: This hydrating, anti-aging face oil was developed to fight the many visible signs of aging and is packed with potent antioxidant-rich plant extracts plus Vitamin E to protect skin from the damage of free radicals and UV rays.
Regenerating Night Cream: Neuro-peptide, Violet Leaf Extract – Plant-based peptide, collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E and over 10 different plant-based oils combine to restore skin’s bounce, hydrate, smooth and fight free radicals, wrinkles and a loss of elasticity.
Hydra-Repair Eye Balm: Helianthus Seed Extract, Tocopherol – an antioxidant-rich Vitamin E eye balm that hydrates and helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Body Treatment Oil: Ylang Ylang, Tamanu, Omega 7 – A fast-absorbing formula featuring Rosehip, Sweet Almond and Tamanu Seed Oils rich in antioxidants like Vitamin E to leave skin soft, protected, hydrated smooth and glowing.
Body Cream: Mandarin, Rosemary Leaf – Hydrating, soothing Vitamin E cream featuring shea and other antioxidant-rich oils such as jojoba, rosehip and grapeseed. Moisturizes and conditions the skin, restoring its suppleness and leaving it smooth and soft.
Intensive Body Cream: Rosa Damascena, Acai, Pomegranate – The Vitamin E antioxidant power is boosted by pomegranate, açaí berry and rosehip extracts plus with, to maximize hydration levels, this formula features two more butters: cupuaçu and mango seed.
Hand Wash: Sweet Orange, Cedarwood, Sage – A gentle gel hand wash with skin softening and nourishing ingredients that leave skin thoroughly cleansed, refreshed and soothed.
Hand Cream: Vanilla, Orange Peel – Soothe, soften and moisturize dry, dehydrated, or cracked skin on your hands and cuticles with this beautifully-scented, non-greasy hand cream, featuring a powerful blend of botanical extracts and rich antioxidants that help repair and nourish your skin.
*Linus Pauling Institute Vitamin E and Skin Health
**Independent User Trial 2022. Results based on 120 participants over 4 weeks