No matter the season, dry skin can affect all of us at some point in our lives, while for others it's a constant challenge. Winter may be the worst for seasonal dry skin because of the harsh temperatures and indoor heating, but many of us will have dry skin in summer too due to air conditioning. In whatever forms your dry or dehydrated skin manifests, there's one ingredient we know we can reach for time and time again when we need an extra boost, vitamin E which has so many benefits for skin.
Also known as tocopherol, vitamin E is an antioxidant that has anti-inflammatory properties and stimulates the immune system, protecting the skin from adverse effects of oxidative stress. In other words, it calms and soothes inflammation and rids the skin of free radicals, which contribute to photoaging. What’s photoaging you ask? Premature signs of aging, aka wrinkles, dark spots, dullness and sagging. In essence, the exact opposite of what you want if you’re looking to keep a youthful glow. Plus, because of vitamin E's chemical structure, it can penetrate much deeper into the skin, helping to repair any scarring or destroyed moisture barriers.
In its purist form, vitamin E is a heavy oil and if you suffer from dry skin, this is an ideal ingredient to include into your ritual. Because of its ability to reach deeper layers of skin, moisturizing from the inside out, you'll see a softer, smoother, and more hydrated complexion quickly.
For those with acne-prone, oily, or sensitive skin it's best to avoid it in this heavy form but you can still benefit from lightweight moisturizers and serums that feature this skin-conditioning ingredient.
Vitamin E is included in our exclusive antioxidant blend of vitamins C and E, plus green tea extract, which means it’s in TONS of our skin and beauty products—namely all of our mineral foundation formulas. However, depending on your skin type and skin concerns, you’ll experience vitamin E in different ways within our skincare line.
For a light moisturizer try HA-Revive Hyaluronic Hydrator. A bestselling formula, it hydrates, strengthens and fortifies the complexion with a rich blend of hyaluronic acid, antioxidants—including vitamin E, and moisturizing ingredients.
If it's a heavier formulation you're in need of, Vita E Essential Cream and Restorative Cream, are a must if your skin is dry during every season. Formulas packed with conditioning agents and botanical extracts deliver critical moisture to skin that needs it most.
Barrier Balm will be your go-to for all skin-comforting needs. It's an ultra-hydrating balm which shields skin from water loss, and conditions and strengthens extra delicate areas. We use Barrier Balm on our lips, cuticles, and even as a cheekbone highlighter.
Oil Free SPF 40, a daily sunscreens designed for oily skin but can be used by all skin types thanks to its nourishing ingredients. It's gentle, soothing, and won't clog pores or cause irritation.
If you’re looking to get the most out of your vitamin E skin benefits, try using it alongside a product with vitamin C. These two vitamins provide an excellent defense against photoaging and can help brighten and strengthen the complexion when used in the same routine. Try out one of our favorite product combinations below: