I love to know the history of the products I use on myself and my family. Often I find that products are rich in history which shows their benefits from centuries past. When I first heard about vitamin E oil, my older son had just been born.
So, of course, I researched whether taking vitamin E was safe for my little one and it was!
But, this must be done in recommended daily doses. In fact, I found out that vitamin E is found in colostrum, the first milk that your little one takes at her first suckle. It also aids in preventing anemia, protects their little lungs and eyes, and promotes muscle development.
Occurring as two compounds, tocopherols and tocotrienols, vitamin E has always existed in sunflower, corn oil, soybean oil and wheat germ oil. First tested on rats in 1922, there was a marked improvement of the health of the female rats and the pups born to them after a diet of wheat germ.
Being a powerful antioxidant, vitamin E protects the hair shaft from free radicals. The oil also promotes circulation of blood throughout the scalp which allows nutrients to reach the hair follicle.
Topical application of the oil retains the natural moisture of the scalp and the hair shaft. This allows the hair to thicken and look glossy and healthy.
Since vitamin E is fat soluble, it works best for acne prone skin when it is absorbed from within. Eating a healthy, balanced diet rich in the vitamin will actually mitigate the acne better than just topical application.
Combining the ingestion of vitamin E and topical application can result in excellent results as long as you do it within the strict daily doses recommended by a physician.
Overdosing on vitamin E can cause cardiac arrest and even breathing difficulty.
Scars from acne and from chickenpox can also be eliminated using vitamin E. It is easily absorbed by the epidermis (the top layer of the skin) and works on rejuvenating the skin from within. It also speeds up cell regeneration which gives the skin newer and healthier unscarred skin.
Chickenpox leaves scabs that form scars after the blisters burst. The antioxidants from vitamin E repair the damaged skin tissue left by the scabs.
It also hydrates the skin so that you do not itch and the skin does not break from dryness during the healing process.
Acne also forms scabs but there are usually bacteria and other dirt trapped within the pores that contribute to the inflammation of the skin. By protecting the skin from bacteria, Vitamin E prevents inflammation and allows collagen production to occur unrestrained. It hydrates the skin as well keeping it supple and moist.
Both acne and chicken pox are hard to fade. So, even as one applies vitamin E from the capsule, eating foods rich in the vitamin, like papaya, almonds and spinach is imperative in accelerating the fading process.
Vitamin E is used topically and orally to fade stretch marks. Most pregnant women aim to prevent stretch marks before they occur. However, ingesting vitamin E during this period needs to be done under the direction of your OB/GYN and after a thorough examination of your vitals.
The vitamin fights stretch marks by giving the skin elasticity and suppleness. It enables the collagen fibers to stretch comfortably as the pregnancy grows which means your skin is able to accommodate the expansion.
- Dimensions: 1.2 x 1.2 x 1.5 inches
- Weight: 3 ounces
Vitamin E oil by GreatFull Skin uses all natural ingredients. It uses 100% natural coconut oil ester as the carrier oil giving the vitamin E a great texture and overall application effect. This oil is unscented which works well for people with allergies.
The healing properties of vitamin E oil within this product are effective because of the complete naturalness of the ingredients. Within a few weeks, you will begin to see a difference in the tone and elasticity of your skin. Besides, this oil is manufactured in an FDA approved facility and is cruelty-free. If you are unsatisfied by the production in any way, you can receive a 100% refund from the company.
Customers have expressed immense satisfaction with this product. It has received praise for its ability to improve the skin tone when used as a daily moisturizer and fading scars within a little as three weeks.
The lightweight of the oil is also a feature that has made more people buy it. It also lasts a large period because it only takes a few drops to be effective.
Not only is vitamin E by GreatFull Skin effective, it comes in an elegant bottle with a dropper to allow for easy dispensing.
- Dimensions: 2.0 x 1.8 x 7.8 inches
- Weight: 0.8 ounces
This oil is a mix of vitamin E and seven other essential oils: sunflower seed oil, safflower seed oil, evening primrose oil, black currant seed oil, borage seed oil, Camellia sinensis leaf oil and Macadamia ternifolia seed oil. The ingredients are old fashioned remedies used by the brand since its inception in 1959.
The product has a thick consistency that is synonymous with vitamin E oil but it is properly absorbed into the skin with a good level of massage. It works impeccably as a moisturizer and as a cleanser although you can expect to have a shine instead of a glow immediately after use.
This oil is effective as a moisturizer for the skin and for keeping the hair hydrated. The thick consistency of the oil has been a put off for some consumers because it takes a lot of massaging to lose the greasiness.
Most have opted to use it at night so that the oil is absorbed into the skin as you sleep.
Despite the heaviness of the oil it still delivers on healing, hydration, fading scars and moisturizing.
The combination of the seven essential oils has a great impact on the balance the oil infuses on your skin as all the above benefits are bestowed on the skin simultaneously from all eight oils.
- Dimensions: 3.5 x 1 x 1 inches
- Weight: 1.6 ounces
This product includes organic natural vitamin E oil, natural avocado oil, natural rice bran oil and natural jojoba oil. It works best when applied directly to the skin in the morning and evening. Almost 80% of the oil is pure vitamin E oil which makes it effective in hydration, moisturizing and healing/fading scars.
It is not as viscous as other vitamin E products and the combination of the four oils make this product very powerful. It has proven to produce great results for people with combination skin and even takes into account people with gluten sensitivities. It is 100% gluten-free.
In case you are not happy with the product for any reason the company offers a money back guarantee.
Although some consumers have complained about the price tag, the consensus across the board is that this product works extremely well making it worth the price. It is easy to apply and has 100% natural ingredients.
Even with just one application a day, consumers have recorded remarkable changes in dark circles under their eyes, reduction of fine lines and great hydration and moisturizing.
The customer service surrounding this product is exceptional. The company is concerned with the satisfaction of consumers who use their products. They send follow up emails inquiring about your experience which makes a huge difference in client interactions and mitigates complains early on.
Described as liquid happiness for the skin, the 100% Natural & Organic Vitamin E Oil has emerged as the ideal vitamin E oil for all times of the day.
- Dimensions: 2.6 x 2.3 x 5.9 inches
- Weight: 2.9 ounces
The pure vitamin E oil extracted from plants is mixed with natural carrier oils and essential oils like jojoba and rosehip oil giving this product quicker absorption and a lightweight texture. The presence of jojoba and rosehip enhances the capabilities of the vitamin E oil with regard to healing, regeneration of cells, hydration and anti-aging.
The product has wheat germ oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, apricot and sweet almond oil, all rich in vitamin E oil. It is suitable for all skin and hair types as well. Also, it effectively fades scars and strengthens hair and even brittle nails. It does have a smell but not potent enough to discourage use.
The dropper is not as effective as one would like according to some consumers. The suction does not hold the drops within the dropped, causing it to leak the product when you are using it.
In as few as 3-5 days, some people were already starting to see results.
It is also lightweight compared to other vitamin E offerings on the market.
Combining premium oils like rosehip and jojoba have made the vitamin E oil easier to use with impeccable results.
This product has met the needs of many customers who otherwise may have been put off by the natural viscosity of pure Vitamin E.
- Dimensions: 2.6 x 2.3 x 5.9 inches
- Weight: 2.9 ounces
Made from only the finest, 100% natural ingredients, Sundown Naturals Vitamin E oil is one of the most popular brands of vitamin oil because of its affordability and effectiveness. It is clear in color and the bottle has a dropper to help easy dispensing of the oil.
A little goes a long way with this product. It has a consistency of honey so applying a lot of it can be wasteful. In fact, you may find that some of it still lingers on the skin when you wake up in the morning.
Although you will need a little elbow grease to massage it into the skin effectively, it effectively reduces fine lines and leaves the skin hydrated with an even skin tone. It is recommended to dab it onto your skin rather than trying to rub it in. It is great for scars, nails, hair and prevention of stretch marks.
This product has been used on keloid scars that are at least 6 months old with exemplary results. In cases of heat rash, it is great for hydrating the dry skin left behind once the rash has receded.
Some customers felt that using it with another oil like jojoba oil does not really impact the thickness of the oil while others reported easier application if blended with other oils.
With this product, the ingredients can be vouched for as 100% natural. The amount in the bottle is enough to last a long time since only a little dose needs to be applied.
Common questions about vitamin E oil
Does Vitamin E cause clogged pores?
Clogged pores are usually a result of excess sebum that oxidizes and turns into squalene peroxide. To prevent the formation of this substance you need a powerful antioxidant like vitamin E. The antioxidants found in foods rich in vitamin E fight free radicals from stress, poor diet, environmental pollutants and hormonal imbalances that are the main cause of squalene peroxide.
Ensure that you are taking vitamin E that contains tocopherols and tocotrienols as both strong antioxidants that will give you the best results.
Is vitamin E bad for oily skin?
There is no conclusive evidence to suggest this. If you already have oily skin, vitamin E might not be a good option for your skin. The oil retains moisture and oils and this can cause the skin to break out.
Yet, using a recommended dosage as prescribed by a doctor may actually help your skin to fight free radicals resulting in clear skin.
Does vitamin E cause acne?
The full spectrum of vitamin E which includes both tocopherols and tocotrienols is actually effective in preventing and fighting acne. Both are powerful antioxidants that combat the free radicals that cause your skin to develop whiteheads and blocked pores.
Pure vitamin E oil vs. vitamin E capsule?
Topical application of vitamin E cannot be compared to the benefits of ingesting the vitamin. Taking it orally means the vitamin works from inside and is easily absorbed into your body.
However, plant extracted vitamin E is in its purest form and most effective. The capsule may not have the full spectrum of the vitamin and may have synthetic components which reduce its effectiveness.
For vitamin E to work well, ensure that you:
- Eat healthy fats
- Use full spectrum vitamin E
- Stay away from harsh and dehydrating skin products
Apart from being a great moisturizer and cleanser, vitamin E oil also has preservative properties. Once mixed with other oils is can keep the other oils for longer without going bad. Spot application may be the best way to apply vitamin E to your skin.
This oil is nature’s way of protecting our bodies from the harshness of our environment.