Wirkstoffe im Spotlight: Vitamin E

Active ingredients in the spotlight: Vitamin E

Basically, you should know that not all vitamin E is the same.

Rather, it is a collective term because the vitamin appears in different forms. If it were a family, the official name on their doorbell would be tocopherols - that's what the vitamin is called in technical jargon. Like vitamin A, it is a fat-soluble vitamin. This means that it can only develop its full effect in our body in combination with some fat. Vitamin E is a cell protection vitamin, which means that it protects our body cells from harmful influences such as free radicals. It intercepts radicals that attack the fatty acids in the body's cells. Vitamin E is therefore often used in cosmetics because it protects the skin, slows down the aging process and at the same time has a nourishing effect.

Where vitamin E is contained

Particularly good sources of vitamin E are vegetable oils, but also nuts, seeds, butter or eggs. A deficiency of vitamin E occurs rarely, and usually only if people eat a very unbalanced or particularly low-fat diet over a longer period of time. A deficiency can lead to muscle or nerve function disorders.

Vitamin E in skin care

Since it has proven to be an efficient radical scavenger, the vitamin is a popular active ingredient in facial and body care. It also accelerates cell generation, has a smoothing effect, makes the skin soft and elastic and gives it a beautiful shine. In addition, it is said to protect against UV damage and prevent inflammation. The vitamin is therefore often found in face creams, sunscreens and also in make-up.

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