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.
FOR FACE 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?
FOR HAIR 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.
FOR BODY 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.