Vitamin E: Alpha-tocopherol


What is Vitamin E?

Vitamin E is a collective term for an entire class of substances, the most common of which are tocopherols. Vitamin E is produced exclusively by plants and cyanobacteria. Vitamin E can be found everywhere in the body of humans and animals, because vitamin E is present in all membranes of the body. The membranes protect the cells of our body against external influences. It’s the most abundant vitamin in the skin, it isn’t for nothing that it’s particularly rich in the fruit oil of a newborn baby. Large amounts of vitamin E are contained in our daily nutrition in oils, nuts, almonds, tomatoes and raspberries.

Why does our skin need Vitamin E?

  • Antioxidant effect: Protects the skin against free radicals and ensures that you don’t get sunburn so quickly.
  • New cell formation in the skin is stimulated: The physician speaks of epithelisation.
  • The skin’s ability to retain moisture is improved: Vitamin E ensures that the cornea of the skin is supplied with vitamin E in the long term.

Where are Vitamin E and its derivatives used?

 ⚡ Vitamin E in combination with Vitamin C lightens pigment spots.

Don’t do it: Vitamin E can also be taken as a dietary supplement. It’s not necessary to take it as a vitamin preparation, as sufficient vitamin E is taken in through food, although some experts even consider it harmful.

Overdose Vitamin E

It’s not possible to overdose vitamin E with food alone, because vitamin preparations up to a daily dosage of 300 mg are considered harmless to health. Only a daily, long-term intake of over 800 mg can cause symptoms of vitamin E overdose, such as digestive disorders, nausea and an increased tendency to bleed.

What to consider with vitamin E

  1. Vitamin E is very sensitive to light and oxygen, therefore use a cream or serum and no crucibles.
  2. The most effective form is alpha-tocopherol and the concentration should be at least 0.5%.
  3. To ensure the effectiveness and stability of vitamin E, other antioxidants should be added to the cream, preferably a combination of vitamin C and vitamin E, as they complement each other perfectly.

Report Melasma Tretament with Vitamin C Serum & Vitamin E Mask

👉 a short ENGAGMENT – The Vitamin C Serum That Helped Reverse My Melasma 

Note: I would not necessarily use the Soko Vitamin E mask from the experience report, because it’s packed in a jar and the vitamin is probably no longer effective. It’s better to buy a product that contains both vitamin C and E.

Where can I buy Vitamin E? 🛒

Vitamin E is normally not contained in creams as the sole active ingredient, but often in combination with other active ingredients. Vitamin E unfolds its optimal effect together with vitamin C.

👉 (Amazon) C15 Super Booster- Paulas Choice – enthält Vitamin C und E

  • Active ingredients: 15% vitamin C, vitamin E
  • Paulas Choice has installed an air volume limiter to ensure the durability of vitamin C even after opening the serum as long as possible. Conventional vitamin C serums are packed in pipette bottles and can only be kept for approx. 3 months after opening.
  • Application in the morning, spread a few drops of the serum over the face.