What is vitamin E?
Vitamin E is an organic element, also present in nature, which acts as an antioxidant.
In our body, vitamin E is stored in fatty tissue and in the liver. Its organic function is to help protect us against free radicals.
It also acts as an immune system stimulant to fight bacteria and viruses that try to attack cells.
Vitamin E in cosmetics
In cosmetics, vitamin E is one of the most widely used elements for anti-aging purposes. It is effective in combating wrinkles and expression lines. Its effects can be optimized with other antioxidants such as retinol.
Vitamin E promotes skin cell renewal, which can improve skin firmness, reduce blemishes and improve skin tone. It also has moisturizing properties.
Benefits of vitamin E
- It is an antioxidant. Helps prevent skin aging by protecting it from external factors.
- Acts against the skin. Moisturizes and soothes thanks to its anti-inflammatory action.
- It also serves to improve the appearance of certain scars and acne, as it stimulates the circulation of the damaged tissue.
- Since it acts against free radical attacks, it also acts as a protector against the sun’s rays.
- As a cell regenerator, it promotes the creation of new cells that improve skin firmness and thus helps to fight wrinkles.
Foods that are a source of vitamin E
Vitamin E is obtained from foods rich in fats, such as virgin olive oil, olives, nuts, wheat germ, avocado, spinach, chard, etc.
- Vegetable oil: some of the richest sources of vitamin E are sunflower, safflower and wheat germ oils. Also corn and soybean oil.
- Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts and seeds are great sources of vitamin E.
- Green leafy vegetables: spinach, chard and broccoli.
- Supplements: some companies include doses of vitamin E in their foods. It can be in the natural form d-alpha-tocopherol or the synthetic form dl-alpha-tocopherol.