|VITAMIN E is a
clear, amber color, viscous oil having a slight characteristic
vegetable oil aroma and a mild taste. VITAMIN E may oxidize upon
exposure to air and light, resulting in gradual darkening.
Protection from light, heat, transition metals, and alkalis is
recommended. VITAMIN E is a concentrated form of natural
source d-alpha-tocopherol derived from edible vegetable oils.
Research indicates that the human body prefers the natural source
Vitamin E over synthetic forms. Moreover, based on the Food
and Nutrition Board Expert Panel Report on Vitamin E, d-alpha-tocopherol
has twice the activity of synthetic forms, which means that natural
Vitamin E is 100% more effective.
Vitamin E is often used in skin
creams and lotions because it is believed to play a role in
encouraging skin healing and reducing scarring after injuries such
as burns. Vitamin E is one of the many nutrients that have
protective properties. The main function of vitamin E is to
maintain the integrity of the body's intracellular membrane by
protecting its physical stability and providing a defense line
against tissue damage caused by oxidation. When applied to the
skin, vitamin E-containing creams or oils are believed to promote
healing, protecting cells from free-radical damage and reducing
itchiness. Many people use such products to ensure optimal
skin health. Vitamin E in a topical application moisturizes
the skin from within, reduces UV damage, helps to protect against
ozone damage and decreases redness of the skin after sun exposure.
This makes it appropriate for use in sun care products like lip
balms. Externally, it is healing to skin. It is an
effective membrane stabilizer that protects the skin from sun
damage, reduces fine facial lines and wrinkles and generally improve
skin smoothness. Vitamin E oil is a common additive to massage
oils and face creams.