The benefits of Vitamin E on your skin


Vitamin E is a fat-soluble compound found in some food groups. This vitamin has a number of amazing benefits for your health. Not only does it help with immune enhancements, just like the other vitamins, but is also a recommended addition to your life to help with a healthy and balanced diet. 

But, vitamin E is also great for your skin as it works as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It works to help make your skin look younger and youthful. 

At Somaly Skin, we are huge advocates for using nutrients as a great benefit for your skin. We want to explain how vitamin E can help you!

What is vitamin E? 

As mentioned, vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin and works to support the immune system as well as cell function and skin health. As it is an antioxidant, it helps to combat the impacts of free radicals. These are produced by food and toxins in the world around us. 

Apart from the benefits to our skin, vitamin E can work to reduce symptoms of fatty liver disease, atopic dermatitis and can slow the progression of some forms of Alzheimer’s.  

Vitamin E should be applied topically to see the benefits on the skin.

Where is vitamin E naturally sourced? 

Of course, vitamin E can be naturally sourced in food to help with a range of things, but as mentioned, for skin it is best used topically. 

The foods that contain vitamin E include: 

  • Salmon and seafood
  • Green vegetables include spinach and broccoli 
  • Nuts and seeds 
  • Vegetable oils 
  • Commercially processed foods including cereal and juice 

Vitamin C is used along with Vitamin E to help with absorption.

How does vitamin E benefit the skin? 

When using vitamin E for your face, it can have a number of amazing benefits. These include: 

  • Hyperpigmentation: this means dark patches on your skin, which can be caused by too much pigment. Vitamin E can work to clear up the appearance of dark skin, of course, it works better when paired with vitamin C. 
  • Ageing and wrinkles: as vitamin E is an antioxidant, it can help with blood circulation. Antioxidants work well to treat and prevent wrinkles and signs of ageing.
  • Dry lips: with the ability to aid cell turnover and regeneration, vitamin E works to bring new cells to the surface of dry lips. 

Vitamin E has many benefits for your skin, but there are a few things you need to know before using any products with Vitamin E. You can also read more about the benefits of vitamin E for your skin here

What skin products contain vitamin E? 

When it comes to skincare, some moisturisers and serums contain vitamin E.

At Somaly Skin, our Active Anti Ageing Elixir contains vitamin E and is a decadent oil blend, rich in vitamins to renew, regenerate, heal and protect the skin. It contains the fresh aroma of Mandarin, Neroli and Pink Lotus. This product leaves your skin hydrated, nourished and glowing.  


Vitamin E protects skin from free radicals and UV rays. The problem with Vitamin E is sunlight makes it less effective. That’s why a good skin care routine at night for skin is needed to absorb the nutrients. Then of course, having one first thing in early in the morning. Protecting our skin from the inside is key with rich vitamin E foods, which requires a natural healthy diet to helps at a cellular level.

Final thoughts 

Vitamin E has great benefits on the skin when used correctly. It has great anti-ageing properties and can help to leave the skin feeling hydrated and nourished. 

As vitamin E is a delicate ingredient, using it with makeup or when going out into sunlight is not recommended. However, it does makes the perfect addition to any night skincare routine. 

Of course, vitamin E is also found in good, so having a nice balanced diet will help you get the added benefits from this vitamin. 

If you want to see more of our skincare products, please click here or contact us today for advice on what your skin will benefit from!