9 Of The Best Vitamin E Products For Face, Body and Hair
We hear a lot about the skincare benefits of vitamin A and vitamin C, but what about vitamin E? She’s just as good. Vitamin E is a natural anti-inflammatory ingredient that can be soothing and nourishing while also helping to strengthen the all-important skin barrier. It can also assist in healing damaged skin, as well as being known to hold antioxidant powers that aid in age prevention and protect against free radicals. Those with dry or inflamed skin will benefit the most from adding vitamin E to their routine and, although for most skin types it is beneficial, some may need to take extra care. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, using a product containing vitamin E may contribute to clogged pores or breakouts so approach with caution.
Not just for skin, vitamin E also has major benefits for hair and scalp health too. Boosting hair growth and increasing shine, vitamin E could be the secret to maintaining a healthy mane as well.
Vitamin E should be a staple in any routine if you’re looking to hydrate and protect, especially as we come into the cooler months. Luckily, it can be easily incorporated and may even be present in products you’re already using. Convinced? Below we roundup the best vitamin E products for face, body and hair.
Alpha H Vitamin E Serum
Formulated with an innovative vitamin E derivative, Vital ET, this serum will revive stressed and dehydrated skin like no other. Newly formulated to include a 1 per cent ceramide complex, the product works to nurture and calm, yet is lightweight enough that it absorbs easily into the skin. Dubbed a ‘first aid’ serum, it can help to calm irritated, dry and angry complexions while protecting the barrier and boosting hydration. The serum also contains macadamia seed oil and evening primrose oil, both rich in essential fatty acids to nourish and restore barrier function. What more could we want?
Go-To Face Hero
This lightweight facial oil is potent in plant and nut oils that have been specifically selected to deeply soothe and revitalise the complexion. Jojoba oil, naturally rich in vitamin E and fatty acids, improves skin elasticity and enhances the skin’s ability to retain moisture. The oil not only restores dry skin, but can also help to balance oily skin due to its fast-absorbing lightweight nature. The perfect all-rounder.
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic
Known more-so for being a cult vitamin C serum, SkinCeauticals C E Ferulic, also contains a powerful 1 per cent concentration of vitamin E. Although the product sits more on the luxe side, at $236, the serum provides gold-standard antioxidant benefits and protection. Alpha tocopherol, a pure form of vitamin E used in the formulation, replenishes skin lipids and is proven to work harmoniously alongside vitamin C to protect against environmental damage and premature ageing. It doesn’t get much better than this.
Emma Lewisham Supernatural Face Oil
This product has quickly earned icon status and it’s not hard to see why. Although known best for its powerful retinol alternative ingredients like bakuchiol and samphire, the oil also contains a healthy dose of vitamin E for moisture retention. The oil is lightweight and is scientifically proven to deliver results like sustained antioxidant protection to enhance tone and complexion, as well as improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If you needed any more convincing, the product is also refillable, so buy a bottle once and keep refilling again and again…good for your face and the planet.
Kerastase Chronologiste Intense Regenerating Mask
If hydrated, smooth, shiny and strong locks are what you long for, this product is for you. Packed with hair loving ingredients like hyaluronic acid, abyssine and, of course, vitamin E, this hair mask provides it all. The mask is rich and is designed to help restore lacklustre hair, leaving your locks soft, strong and rejuvenated. Although designed to be used as a booster to your routine, the product can also double as a conditioner after each wash if you feel your hair needs that extra love. It’s a yes from us.
Virtue Labs Healing Oil
Protects, adds shine, mends and smooths—what can’t this hair oil do? Just as in the name, the oil is best known to heal damaged hair in an instant. One of their best sellers, the healing oil is infused with tocopherol, a natural form of vitamin E, which helps to neutralise free radicals that can be generated from pollution and UV. Created with all hair types in mind, the product also contains a first-of-its-kind Alpha Keratin 60ku protein aiding in shine, softness and damage repair. Available in both travel and full size, you can now get luscious locks anywhere (bonjour, Euro summer).
Lanolips Lano 101 Dry Skin Super Cream
Trust us when we say this cream is the ultimate multitasker. Similar to its famous sibling, the Lanolips 101 Ointment, this product is deeply nourishing and hydrating, with a more all-over appropriate cream-like texture. Key ingredients like triple lanolin (the hero in all lanolin products), sweet almond oil, shea butter and vitamin E, work together to soothe, condition and hydrate dry skin. The cream can be used everywhere from the hands and feet to the face and body, anywhere that needs extra nourishment. However, keep in mind it is intentionally formulated to be a little grippy so is best used at night and on extremely dry skin.
Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil
This body oil leaves the skin soft, nourished and hydrated, all while helping to tone and enhance elasticity. It aims to promote softer skin and contains vitamin E-rich hazelnut oil to help the skin retain moisture and prevent dehydration. Especially beneficial for any mums-to-be, the oil is infused with rosemary, geranium and mint essential oils which help to improve skin elasticity and prevent stretch marks during pregnancy. Made with 100% natural plant extracts and suitable for all skin types, there’s nothing not to love about this body oil.
Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil
A nightstand staple, this vitamin E oil will have your nails and cuticles looking loved in no time. A natural essential oil complex made up of vitamin E, wheat germ, apricot kernel, aloe and panethol intensely moisturises and softens the cuticles, while increasing nail flexibility to prevent breakage. The oil comes with a handy brush applicator, making it all the more easy to apply. The best part? You can shop it at your local supermarket or pharmacy.
The Jojoba Company Australian Jojoba
Although it may look and act like an oil, Australian Jojoba is much more than meets the eye. As the only plant to store liquid wax in its seeds, Jojoba shares a molecular structure the same as what is found in our skin’s natural wax esters, meaning this pure Australian Jojoba helps your skin perform at its best. Packed with vitamins A, D and E, this product moisturises, repairs and soothes skin. Clinically proven to provide up to eight hours of moisture, as well as being hypoallergenic and dermatologist approved, Australia Jojoba is bound to be your new skin saviour.