Vitamin E in K-Beauty
With so many ingredients being touted as the next ‘it’ ingredient in skincare, it’s sometimes nice to revisit reliable, tried and true staples. Today, we’re going to look at one of the OG workhorses that’s been helping for years.
Say hello to Vitamin E in K-Beauty! Here’s why you shouldn’t neglect it in your routine.
Vitamin E – Skincare hero
While Vitamin E is a vitamin, a more technical and skincare-specific definition would be that Vitamin E is a group of oil-soluble antioxidants. Of these antioxidants, you’re most likely to find alpha-tocopherol and Tocopheryl acetate in your skincare products.
As with many other skincare antioxidants, Vitamin E helps to defend your skin against free radicals, which most of us deal with through external environmental factors. These can be things like UV from sunlight and urban pollution. Vitamin E can also assist with:
- Evening your skin tone;
- Smoothing out your skin;
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Beyond these benefits, Vitamin E is also great for skin barrier care and repair. This hero ingredient works at the cellular level to strengthen your skin and make it more resilient against outside nasties.
Is Vitamin E Suitable for me?
Vitamin E is perfect for those with extremely dry or mature skin, because it offers tons of hydration. While it can do a lot of good though, Vitamin E may not be for everyone.
If you have oily or acne-prone skin, Vitamin E might be a little too heavy and can lead to clogged pores.
This isn’t to say that you should avoid Vitamin E altogether if this sounds like your skin type. As with all things, it’s all about the dose – we always recommend patch testing before fully applying. As long as you’re using a product with the right concentration for your skin, you can still get all the great benefits of Vitamin E.
Vitamin E Korean Skincare Products We Love
For a moisturiser suitable for all skin types, look no further than Jelly Ko’s Bubble Tea Steam Cream. This moisturiser is a deliciously hydrating drink for your skin made with super ingredients niacinamide, Vitamin E, Beta Glucan, pearl, squalane and more!
If you feel like you could us a little extra hydration in your skincare, adding a dedicated night cream can make all the difference. The Vegan Glow’s Good Night Cream is a minimalist, gentle night cream enriched with Vitamin E and Adenosine, helping to improve your skin’s elasticity and help with anti-ageing concerns.