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. However 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 for our dry skin, vitamin E.
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 A, C, E, and 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 best-selling 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+ and Solar Shade SPF 50: Two daily sunscreens meant for oily and sensitive skin respectively. These two products prove vitamin E can be beneficial for any skin type. Both formulas are gentle, soothing, and won't clog pores or cause irritation.
If you’re looking to get the most out of your vitamin E, 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: