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Vitamin E Infused - Tocopherol (infused in Sunflower oil/Helianthus annuus)
In All Serums
ANTIOXIDANT - CONDITIONING - ANTI-AGING - EMOLLIENT - ANTI-INFLAMMATORY - HEALING - EASILY ABSORBED
The origin of our vitamin E is soy and wheatgerm oil and it is infused into sunflower oil. We use vitamin E in all five of our serums because not only does it protect your skin in the many ways mentioned here but it also protects the product from deterioration as it is an amazing natural antioxidant preservative.
Vitamin E has been a hotly discussed topic in skin care for some time. Recent scientific research is proving its ability to assist the skin in various ways, showing that it has a very beneficial effect in helping prevent the signs of premature ageing. Scientific studies show us that Vitamin E, (often known as Tocopherol), has very specific benefits to the skin:
• It protects the skin from environmental pollution
• It has a protecting action against UV radiation – although it cannot be classed as a sunscreen
• It is an excellent moisturiser
• It contains powerful anti-inflammatory action – and this can prevent the signs of premature ageing as inflammatory conditions in the skin are a leading cause of skin ageing
• It has excellent wound healing properties
Vitamin E does not itself have a sunscreen action. While there is no absolute protection from the sun, cosmetics and moisturisers containing antioxidants, such as Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Beta-Carotene, can counteract damage to cell membranes, DNA, and skin proteins due to oxidation caused by sunlight. These materials do not work like sunscreens but they help minimise the damaging reactions in the skin, especially when used in conjunction with sunscreens.
The topical application of Vitamin E has also proven to be effective in reducing sun-induced skin wrinkling and has excellent skin moisturising properties, also helping to prevent transepidermal water-loss by the skin, thereby increasing the natural moisture content of the skin.
Vitamin E is one of the best fat (lipid) based antioxidants. Oxidative stress causes free radicals and if they are not reduced or eliminated they cause deterioration of the cells. This oxidative stress is also caused by normal cell metabolism but is exasperated by a variety of environmental factors including UV radiation, pollution, tanning, smoke, heavy-metals in the environment.
Vitamin E protects the cells and cell membranes from free-radical and environmental oxidative stress. Vitamin E is normally found in the skin, but exposure to sunlight has been shown to deplete this extremely important antioxidant and topical application of it boosts the availability of it. Adequate tocopherol levels become increasingly important in mature skin when it has been shown to decrease. Apart from the antioxidant properties, it also helps to moisturise the skin and even more importantly helps with tissue repair, thereby keeping the skin in good condition. In test, it was found that a solution containing 5% of Vitamin E decreased the healing time required and also that Vitamin E increases the breaking strength of wounds. Vitamin E is required for healthy collagen in the skin – which is the support system in the skin and helps the skin to remain firm and healthy.