Properties, and healthy skin

Vitamin E is an effective antioxidant that plays a very important role in delaying the aging process. It is called the "vitamin of youth". To the family of Vitamin E belong its four forms α-, β-, γ- and δ-tocopherol. The most common form is α-tocopherol.

In vitro studies have shown that vitamin E oil has an active immune and regenerating function and it slows down the activity of free radicals.
At the same time, it moisturizes, providing relief to dry and prone to inflammation and irritation skin.

Topical application of vitamin E has been proven to increase the protection of the skin against sunlight. Due to its lipophilic nature, vitamin E can penetrate into all the underlying layers of the skin, where it reacts with reactive oxygen species and absorbs energy from sunlight (UV). It reduces the lipid oxidation on the surface of the skin, protecting it against irritation and aging.
Exposure to UV radiation, ozone lowers the level of vitamin E in the skin, especially in the stratum corneum. Vitamin E concentration in the human epidermis also decreases with age.
However, it should be remembered that the best ways to protect the skin from the sun and burns are to use protective creams and balms.


1. Linus Pauling Institute | Oregon State University,

2. Handbook of Vitamins, 4th Edition, Janos Zempleni, Robert B. Rucker, Donald B. McCormick, John W. Suttie, Taylor & Francis Grouop