Vitamin E Skin Cream Benefits

Updated April 17, 2017

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin with valuable antioxidant properties, which shields skin cells from cell and tissue damage. In addition to acting as a hydrating agent, vitamin E operates as a regulator for vitamin A. Natural vitamin E skin creams are especially beneficial, because they're easily absorbed through the pores and quickly begin to enhance skin's overall health.


Vitamin E is considered to be one of the skin's best natural antioxidants. According to an article in the Skin Pharmacology and Physiology journal, "The skin is equipped with an elaborate system of antioxidant substances and enzymes that includes a network of redox active antioxidants. Among these, vitamin E has been identified as the predominant antioxidant."


Vitamin E creams are valuable when it comes to averting and treating sunburns, as they guard the epidermis (outer) layer of the skin from ultraviolet light damage and boost the value of sunscreens. "Vitamin E prevents oxidative stress and cutaneous and systemic immunosuppression elicited by UV" (Spotlight On: Vitamin E).


Skin creams containing vitamin E play a critical task in the skin's overall appearance, reducing the development of discolourations, inflammations, irritations, lines, scar tissue, stretch marks, sun/age spots and wrinkles. With vitamin E cream, skin can appear healthy, youthful and undamaged.


Vitamin E creams can assist skin throughout the healing process by soothing and decreasing inflammation, irritation, peeling and swelling.


Vitamin E cream can aid in the prevention and treatment of assorted skin conditions and diseases. "Topical applications such as those used to treat psoriasis is one of the benefits of vitamin E" (

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Serena Spinello holds two master’s degrees and is pursuing her Ph.D. in medical science. She has been a professional writer and researcher for over 10 years and is an active member of the American Medical Writers Association, Academy of Medical Educators, and the National Association of Social Workers.