Vitamin E is considered as the second most powerful antioxidant we know of and is present in spinach, nuts, avocado, fish and olive oil, all of which contain a high amount of vitamin E. Vitamin E can carry incredible benefits to the skin cells, fighting against the signs of aging, creating a protection against the hazardous UV rays and also decreases the risk of skin cancer.

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that acts as an antioxidant, like vitamin C, in order to eliminate free radicals which are responsible for causing wrinkles, fine lines, age spots and loss of skin elasticity. Thus vitamin E, by donating its electrons to the free radicals, prevents and repairs the skin tissue. Furthermore vitamin E increases the overall skin elasticity stimulating the synthesis of collagen which is the building block of our skin structure. Its effects are extended to help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles preventing also their presence and formation keeping the skin firm and tight.

Exposure to UV rays, which are responsible for 80% of premature aging and hyper-pigmentation, lowers the concentration of vitamin E present in the stratum corneum of our skin. As the concentration of vitamin E decreases, the faster the rate of the aging process and the easier is the risk to encounter skin cancer. The level of vitamin E in the human epidermis also declines with age (1), so it is extremely important that the topical application of vitamin E is absorbed to the deepest layers of the epidermis and dermis, protecting the skin from sunburns and damage caused by exposure to UV rays. Kleem Organics, knowing the amazing benefits derived from vitamin E promptly used it in the Vitamin C Serum formulation. Vitamin E also has healing properties that cure scars and acne, thanks to its ability to stimulate the DNA genes responsible for the cellular regeneration process. Doing so, the skin will appear plump and fuller.

Benefits of Topical Vitamin E in Kleem Organics Serum

  • Protects the skin from UV rays damage
  • Potentiates the effects of sunscreen reducing the severity of sunburn
  • Prevents and reduces the formation of free radicals
  • Stimulates the cell reproduction
  • Protects the skin cell membranes
  • Stimulates the collagen synthesis
  • Lowers the risk of skin cancer
  • Prevents and cures acne
  • Hydrates the skin

WHEN VITAMIN E IS TOPICALLY APPLIED

Topical application of vitamin E benefits the skin 5 times more than oral ingestion, as it acts directly and immediately on the skin, without passing through different tissues losing its concentration along the way. Having a higher concentration of vitamin E in the skin means also lowering the risk of skin cancer mainly due to dangerous UVB rays. Being an oil, vitamin E is also responsible for hydrating the skin giving it back more turgor. Topical application of vitamin E creates an accumulation of it not only in cell membranes, but also in the extra-cellular environment, where the collagen creates the matrix structure of the skin. It’s here that vitamin E acts as a powerful antioxidant defence, however Vitamin E present on its own can be easily destroyed by UV rays(2), as it is quite unstable. This fact, however, suggested Kleem Organics to come up

with a perfect solution, combing the beneficial effects of vitamin E together with other active ingredients, like Vitamin C, that help its stability and potentiate its antioxidant power, having a great effect in photo-protection, which means a decrease in sunburnt cells (3), (4), reduced DNA damage (3), (5) and a decline in skin pigmentation caused by exposure to UV rays (6). In addition, pure form of vitamin E oil is not advisable as it tends to have a thick and sticky feeling on the skin.1. Baumann L. Skin ageing and its treatment. J Pathol. 2007;211(2):241-251. (PubMed)

2. Weber C, Podda M, Rallis M, Thiele JJ, Traber MG, Packer L. Efficacy of topically applied tocopherols and tocotrienols in protection of murine skin from oxidative damage induced by UV-irradiation. Free Radic Biol Med. 1997;22(5):761-769. (PubMed)

3. Lin JY, Selim MA, Shea CR, et al. UV photoprotection by combination topical antioxidants vitamin C and vitamin E. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2003;48(6):866-874. (PubMed)
4. Darr D, Dunston S, Faust H, Pinnell S. Effectiveness of antioxidants (vitamin C and E) with and without sunscreens as topical photoprotectants. Acta Derm Venereol. 1996;76(4):264-268. (PubMed)
5. Lin FH, Lin JY, Gupta RD, et al. Ferulic acid stabilizes a solution of vitamins C and E and doubles its photoprotection of skin. J Invest Dermatol. 2005;125(4):826-832. (PubMed)
6. Quevedo WC, Jr., Holstein TJ, Dyckman J, McDonald CJ, Isaacson EL. Inhibition of UVR-induced tanning and immunosuppression by topical applications of vitamins C and E to the skin of hairless (hr/hr) mice. Pigment Cell Res. 2000;13(2):89-98. (PubMed)