• 27 May - 02 Jun, 2023
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Upon a preliminary scan of any skin-care ingredient list, vitamin E may very well go undetected. But once you're armed with a little extra information, you'll realise just how widespread and beloved this soothing ingredient is.

While vitamin E may be most well-known for its moisturising properties, it's foremost an antioxidant that guards and strengthens a weakened skin barrier, which seals essential water and electrolytes in and protects the skin against dehydration and external stressors. Vitamin E also plays an important role in relieving conditions like flakiness, peeling, roughness, and itchiness, and also lends a helping hand in improving the appearance of acne scars.

We rounded up the best vitamin E products below, as recommended by board-certified dermatologists.

KraveBeauty Beet the Sun Sunscreen SPF 40

After two years of intensive research, KraveBeauty's Beet the Sun SPF is finally back after being discontinued in 2021. With a freshly-minted rating of SPF 40, this skin-soothing formula remains a real treat for your complexion. Ingredient highlights include antioxidant beet root extract (also high in vitamin C), hydrating hyaluronic acid, and of course, vitamin E to maintain a healthy barrier.

Versed Day Dissolve Cleansing Balm

Use a small dollop of Versed's Day Dissolve Cleansing Balm to melt away your toughest makeup without leaving your complexion looking raw and irritated. Thoroughly massage the vitamin E-infused balm into your skin. The balm transforms into a milky texture that rinses off totally residue-free. For an extra dash of nourishment, you'll find avocado, eucalyptus, and jojoba oils in the formula for baby-soft skin.

Fenty Skin Whipped Oil Body Cream

Envelop every inch of skin with Fenty Skin's luxurious Whipped Oil Body Cream, which is spiked with tocopheryl acetate and tocopherol for maximum barrier-repairing benefits. But that's not all, because it’s formulated with seven oils, including sunflower, rice bran, and baobab for the ultimate dose of luminosity. Despite how decadent this moisturising cream appears to be, you'll be surprised at how lightweight and non-greasy it feels in practice.

Paula's Choice C15 Super Booster

While Dr. Kim notes that Paula's Choice doesn't disclose the percentage of tocopherol present in the formula, he recommends the C15 Super Booster nonetheless if you're looking for a potent vitamin C serum that's bolstered by both vitamin E and ferulic acid. This antioxidant-rich booster can be used alone or added to your favourite moisturisers and serums. The latter cocktail could also relieve any potential irritation sensitive skin may experience.

Revision Skincare C+ Correcting Complex 30

Revision Skincare's C+ Correcting Complex 30, which is formulated with a potent 30-percent concentration of THD ascorbate, is "a more stable version of L-ascorbic acid, aka vitamin C," while vitamin E "strengthens and stabilises the vitamin C." This advanced, free radical-fighting serum is a fan-favourite amongst dermatologists, it's a particularly excellent choice for those with combination skin.

Mario Badescu Vitamin E Night Cream

While you can technically use a night cream during the day, dermatologists agree that nighttime is where the "heavier" treatments should typically come in. Hydrate and repair while you snooze with Mario Badescu's Vitamin E Night Cream. The soothing face cream comforts dry, depleted skin after a long day of braving the elements and infuses your complexion with emollient, vitamin E-spiked oils like cottonseed oil.

SkinBetter Science Alto Defense Serum

SkinBetter Science's vitamin C serum combines [18] other powerful antioxidants like vitamin E and coenzyme Q10 to reduce oxidative stress on the skin, which comes to life in the form of redness, dark spots, and signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. In other words, this groundbreaking formula is the shield your skin needs against damaging free radicals.