What is vitamin E oil?
Our vitamin E oil is highly concentrated and it contains around 70% vitamin E and is infused in sunflower oil. Vitamin E is a thick oil and is golden orange in colour.
Some vitamin E oils are produced synthetically, however vitamin E oil is 100% natural and is distilled from sunflower oil. It is also sometimes called vit E.
Vitamin E oil general benefits
Vitamin E oil is often found in cosmetic products like moisturisers. It is great for dry skin as it hydrates and retains moisture which helps to soothe itchy and irritated skin.
A 2015 study looked into the effects of oral vitamin e against eczema. The study found vitamin E oil has antioxidant effects and it was effective at reducing atopic dermatitis with no side effects.
Vitamin E oil is also said to help protect the skin from UV rays. According to a study in 1996, the antioxidants, vitamin E and vitamin C, add protection against phototoxic damage. However, they are more effective against UV rays when added to sunscreens which can maximise the protection.
How to use vitamin E oil
Vitamin E is generally skin safe but it is best diluted to 6% or less in a carrier oil before application. However, it is suggested to test a small patch of skin for sensitivity.
Vitamin E oil can also be added to cosmetic recipes like suncream, lotions or creams for added benefits. It can also be added to hair care products to boost the vitamin E content.
Vitamin E oil should be sealed and stored in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.
What is vitamin E oil good for?
Vitamin E oil can help moisturise and hydrate the skin. It is used as an ingredient in many cosmetic products like creams and hair treatments. Take a look at our cocoa lotion bar recipe for an example skin treatment using vitamin E
Vitamin E is also popular for its protective properties against UV rays and can be added to sun creams for maximum benefits.
Can you apply vitamin E oil directly to skin?
Vitamin E oil is best used diluted to 6% in a carrier oil before applying it to the skin. However, it is a thick oil and can clog pores especially in areas prone to acne. It is suggested to do a patch test before using it to check for skin sensitivity.
Does vitamin E darken the skin?
No, vitamin E oil will not darken your skin. It has antioxidants that help to protect skin from damage from the sun.
Is vitamin E oil good for scars?
A study in 1999 researched the effects of vitamin E against the appearance of scars and found the oil to have no effect on improving the scars. They also found that, in 90% of the cases, it had no effect, or actually worsened, the cosmetic appearance of scars.
Where can I find the technical documents?
To find the technical documents for our vitamin E oil click here.