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Vitamin E

Vitamin E is used to refer to a group of fat-soluble compounds that include both tocopherols and tocotrienols that possesses superior antioxidant properties. Vitamin E protects vitamins A and C, red blood cells and essential fatty acids from destruction and may play a role in the body's immune function.

The first use of vitamin E (tocopherol) as a therapeutic agent was conducted in 1938. Vitamin E can be found in olive oil and other plant oils, such as wheat germ oil, sunflower oil and almond oil as well as in lettuce, spinach, tomato and avocadoes.

  • Vitamin E offers advanced skin and cell protection from the damage caused by free radicals and UV damage.

  • It improves the skin texture and the moisture content of the skin.

  • The oils containing Vitamin E are thought to improve the appearance of age spots and stretch marks.

  • Vitamin E acts as an anti-inflammatory ingredient.

  • It contains important nutrients that promote hair growth.

  • It improves the stability of cosmetics.

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