When it comes to skin care ingredients, vitamin E and vitamin E oil are two you’ve likely come across on the packaging of some of your favorite skin care products. Lately, these ingredients have started to trend, which has everyone asking, “What can vitamin E oil do?” Well, vitamin E is an antioxidant that’s been known to be able to help with some top skin care concerns—so it may be worthy of adding to your daily skin care routine. Want to learn more about the benefits of vitamin E? Below, we’re sharing everything you need to know.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN E FOR SKIN?
As we mentioned above, vitamin E can be used to help quite a few common skin care concerns. Keep reading for three vitamin E skin benefits.
VITAMIN E BENEFIT #1: MOISTURE
Skin feeling a little dry? Vitamin E can provide your skin with some much-needed moisture. According to the National Center of Biotechnological Information (NCBI), the right concentration of vitamin E can increase the outer layer of skin’s ability to retain and absorb water, significantly increasing hydration.
VITAMIN E BENEFIT #2: SUN PROTECTION
Vitamin E is a common ingredient found in most sunscreens known to have sun protection properties. The Skin Cancer Foundation states that antioxidants can help to neutralize damaging free radicals. The American Academy of Dermatology also states that topical vitamin E has been studied as a potential protectant to be used before sun exposure. However, these studies have been conducted on small sample sizes and would require further research. Therefore, this doesn’t mean you should give up your regular sunscreen application for vitamin E—stick with the FDA’s recommendation to wear broad-spectrum SPF 15 every day.
VITAMIN E BENEFIT #3: ANTI-AGING
As you probably know by now, sun damage can lead to unwanted signs of skin aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, and skin discoloration. This is where vitamin E comes in. The NCBI found that vitamin E is a major antioxidant for protecting skin’s surface from the adverse effects of photoaging. This is likely why vitamin E is commonly found in over-the-counter anti-aging skin care products, according to the NCBI.
OUR BEST PRODUCTS WITH VITAMIN E
Now that you know more about vitamin E, you’re probably wondering what products you can add to your beauty regimen to reap some of those vitamin E benefits! Below, find some of our best skin care and makeup products formulated with vitamin E.
L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Hydrating Self-Tanning Milk Medium: This self-tanning lotion is designed to gradually deliver an even, bronzed glow while softening and nourishing skin. Use alone as a gradual sunless tanner, three times per week or between other self-tanning applications (not exceeding three times per week) to maintain a streak-free glow.
L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Towelettes for Body: Looking for a convenient self-tanning option? These self-tanning towelettes deliver a streak-free, natural-looking tan. With enough self-tanner for one application, each towelette is perfect for at home or on the go. The towelettes are made with vitamin E and gentle AHAs to provide a beautiful, 100% natural-looking and smooth tan.
L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze ProPerfect Salon Airbrush Self-Tanning Mist Medium Natural Tan: This tanning mist gives you salon perfect tanning results at home. Inspired by professional techniques, the super-fine 360° continuous mist coats skin evenly with a formula that dries quickly, allowing for ultra-even application and natural-looking, streak-free results—even on the areas that are hardest to reach, like the back of your legs.
L’Oréal Paris Men Expert Hydra Energetic After Shave Balm: This after shave balm soothes skin discomfort from redness, razor burn, and excessive dryness. Formulated with vitamin E and broad spectrum SPF 15, the balm also protects your skin against damaging UVA and UVB rays.
L’Oréal Paris Men Expert 3-Day Beard Moisturizer: This hydrating beard softener and vitamin E face cream leaves skin feeling energized, keeping your facial hair in its best condition for that signature scruffy look. It’s beard care and grooming in one innovative, non-greasy gel.
L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Luminous Serum Tint Tinted Moisturizer: This lightweight and sheer tinted moisturizer for mature skin provides smoother-looking skin and doesn’t emphasize fine lines and wrinkles, all while evening skin tone. The tint, which delivers 24-hour hydration to dull, tired skin, is infused with known skin care ingredients such as nourishing oils and vitamin E.
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick Lipcolour: Want to introduce vitamin E to your pout, too? This lipstick will coat your lips in luxuriously rich color and intensely rich hydration. The conditioning and softening formula contains nourishing ingredients like and vitamin E, plus it’s enriched with argan oil. After using, your lips will appear soft, smooth, and ultra-hydrated.
L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Super Blendable Makeup: Your foundation is another way you can introduce vitamin E to your beauty routine! The formula of this foundation is super-hydrating and provides good coverage with a natural finish that’s so blendable it’s like you can’t tell where your foundation ends and your skin begins. The foundation goes beyond matching skin tone to matching skin’s undertone for a true-to-skin result. Formulated with pro-vitamin B5, vitamin E, and titanium dioxide broad spectrum SPF 17, this foundation helps keep skin looking radiant and provides a healthy glow effect. The formula also won’t clog pores, which is a must.
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