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Tocopherol Benefits: Why Your Skin Loves Vitamin E

If you are looking for a way to clear up your skin, reduce redness, prevent dark spots and acne scars, flareups, hyperpigmentation and oxidative damage or just want a healthy glow, then vitamin E is perhaps the answer to your prayers. Here’s everything you need to know about this powerful vitamin and why your skin loves it.

Skin Care Benefits

Regular skin care is one of the best ways to not only improve your looks, but also to maintain healthy and clear skin. And when it comes to maintaining a healthy complexion, vitamin E deserves an honorable mention.
Vitamin E is one of the most effective antioxidants out there, regularly used in creams and lotions. This ingredient helps your skin to produce more natural melanin to boost its natural defences against the sun’s UV rays and oxidation. Tocopherol is the most powerful form of vitamin E and it has proven benefits for your skin - from anti-aging and anti-wrinkle effects, to preventing acne and healing scars.

Skin Moisture

Your skin needs moisture in order to be healthy, and vitamin E is an antioxidant that can help your skin retain that moisture. It's extremely moisturizing, as it’s able to penetrate deep into your skin while soothing and healing your skin barrier.

So if you have any cracks in your skin barrier (due to irritation, inflammation, overuse of acids or retinols), vitamin E basically closes those cracks to prevent moisture from escaping, keeping your skin hydrated and firm.

Skin Rejuvenation

Vitamin E is an important fat-soluble vitamin that is a powerful antioxidant and skin rejuvenator. As a fat-soluble vitamin, it can penetrate deep into the dermis where it works to increase collagen production for smoother, more elastic skin.


While all antioxidants can be beneficial for your skin, vitamin E has some specific perks: In addition to protecting against UV damage, vitamin E has been shown to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by restoring firmness and elasticity to the skin.

Acne and Scarring

Vitamin E also helps reduce acne and scarring on the face because it contains antioxidants that fight off bacteria when applied topically. By blending vitamin E with other natural ingredients like aloe vera gel, tea tree oil, or witch hazel, it can be made into a cream or serum that will penetrate the skin more readily and fight acne at a deeper level.

Scarring occurs when collagen and elastin are damaged in your skin, causing them to lose their elasticity and strength. This makes scars more noticeable because they aren’t able to stretch or contract, which means they look larger than they actually are. When applied topically, vitamin E will penetrate deep into the dermis where it works to repair damaged cells by replacing lost moisture and stimulating collagen production.

Sun Safety

When your skin is exposed to ultraviolet rays from the sun, it causes oxidative stress. And because the sun can penetrate the top layers of your skin, this oxidative stress can cause discoloration and premature aging. Vitamin E helps protect your skin from the damaging effects of free radicals which causes aging. When applied topically through products like our MAYA Combination Skin Moisturiser, vitamin E helps prevent free radical damage by preventing oxidation in your skin cells.

Reducing Uneven Skin Tone

Not only does this crucial nutrient help protect the health of your skin from sun damage and pollution, but it also helps restore damaged tissue, which can make your skin look brighter and smoother. If uneven skin tone has been holding you back from feeling comfortable in your own skin, try adding vitamin E into your routine and let your natural glow shine through!

Anti-Ageing Powerhouse

It turns out that vitamin E is a true an anti-ageing powerhorse. This means if you’re looking to keep your skin healthy and youthful looking while also clearing up those pesky lines and wrinkles, vitamin E should be one of your top considerations.

 Considering all of the benefits that vitamin E offers your skin, taking a little time every day to apply a vitamin E based moisturizer or serum should be a top priority. In addition to providing moisture and protection from harmful free radicals, applying such a product daily will help improve your skin’s appearance over time, boosting its health and beauty.

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