Moisturize your skin with… vitamin E?
Essential to maintaining your health and even your life, vitamins are in the spotlight on juice boxes, soup boxes and even cereal boxes.
Having long been the subject of intense communication to overcome the health problems of an era when deficiencies were the norm, vitamins are now among the most accessible nutrients on the food market… really?
In fact, several studies conducted by the World Health Organization denounce that several billion people suffer from deficiencies, including in the most representative Western countries, as shown in a study conducted in 2012 by the team of researcher Barbara Troesch¹.
To explain these deficiencies, the micronutrients shining by their absence are mainly vitamins A, D and E.
The latter especially, seems to be poorly known by the general public.
However, life expectancy in these same countries seems to remain at a reasonable level.
Therefore, a question arises: what is really the role of these vitamins that are talked about all the time everywhere? Why is vitamin E essential for your skin? What effects can you expect from it?
Nutrients with no energy value, vitamins are not one of your body’s “fuels”, unlike proteins, carbohydrates and lipids.
However, it is because these particular molecules are found in your body that your body is able to transform these nutrients into energy that can be used by your cells. Unable to produce most of the vitamins it needs, your body must rely on food.
Poultry liver for vitamin A, mushrooms for vitamin D, and wheat oils for vitamin E are some of the common ingredients that doctors recommend you consume to meet your vitamin needs.
Vitamins: multiple roles and their own classification
The notion of “vitamin” does not allow to identify specific molecules “in the absolute” in the sense that some molecules will play the role of vitamins for a species but not for another.
But then, what are vitamins and what exactly are they used for?
From the human point of view, vitamin C, for example, which is the best known of all, refers to sodium ascorbate (commonly known as “ascorbic acid”), calcium ascorbate or, in general, the ascorbate of other minerals.
Far from serving directly to rebuild your muscles, your skin or any other element of your body as do the amino acids making up the proteins in your diet, vitamins have a plural role, very different from one to another.
Nonetheless, these roles fall primarily into one of the following two, usually both, categories:
- A coenzyme function;
- A hormonal function.
In fact, the coenzymatic function of vitamin C is linked, among other things, to the maintenance of the health of your skin since this vitamin allows you to create the necessary conditions for the synthesis of collagen by your body (we speak of “endogenous” collagen).
The hormonal function of this same vitamin also covers the stimulation of your immune system.
In other words, without vitamin C, the amino acids used to rebuild and maintain your body could not be used properly and you would become ill.
One of the most common problems of vitamin C deficiency is, for example, scurvy, which is well known to sailors and leads to a progressive loosening of the teeth.
Vitamin E: special properties
Particularly present in almonds, pumpkin, asparagus, mango, avocado or wheat oil, vitamin E is often used as an anti-sterility in different species but also and especially as an antioxidant in humans.
A notable exception to the classification, vitamin E does not have a particular coenzyme role. This is why it is often used in formulas to accompany senescence, thanks to its “pure” role.
It is indeed relatively easy, compared to other types of molecules, to determine the chain of reactions that results from its association with other active ingredients.
In a study published in 2016², Mohammad Abid Keen highlights the results obtained both by topical route (skin application of classic cosmetics) and by oral route (consumption of nutricosmetic products, i.e. vitamin E in the form of a food supplement).
It is confirmed that this highly stable molecule is capable of neutralizing free radicals to protect the skin from the effects of oxidative stress that can result from prolonged exposure to the sun’s UV rays, for example.
As Mohammad reminds us, the role of vitamin E in protecting the mechanisms of endogenous collagen production makes it particularly valuable for those who seek to preserve the firmness of their skin.
Moreover, from atopic dermatitis to acne, including skin ulcers, psoriasis or scleroderma, the researcher highlights that the field of action of vitamin E is very wide.
A molecule that improves the properties of the skin... but not directly!
Despite the many effects of vitamin E and contrary to the preconceived ideas conveyed by many nutricosmetic brands, the improvement in the level of skin hydration does not result from the sole action of this molecule.
The same is true for the firmness-enhancing properties it is said to have.
In fact, in a study published in 2021³, the team of researcher Anna Puscion-Jakubik showed, for example, a very low level of correlation, particularly in young women, between the gain in skin hydration and the intake of vitamin E alone.
In other words: yes, vitamin E allows for better skin hydration and greater firmness, but only when it is associated with other active ingredients in a well thought-out synergy.
MyCollagenLift: a well thought-out synergy of vitamins and trace elements to support your aging
The MyPUREskin team has put all its know-how into creating MyCollagenLift to help you solve your daily problems related to the aging process.
In order to offer you real results, we have indeed gathered a batch of ingredients selected for their individual properties but also for their ability to work together.
Exclusive formula with 100% natural origin, MyCollagenLift builds its relevance on the latest scientific discoveries by combining vitamins, trace elements and proteins that make sense in order to :
- Nourish your skin from within;
- Support your production of collagen and hyaluronic acid to achieve the right level of hydration;
- Support your body’s defenses against threats to your skin’s integrity (such as oxidative stress).
MyCollagenLift, it is thus a concentrate of effectiveness containing:
- Vitamins E and C (extracted from the acerola fruit) serving both to support your antioxidant defenses, to help maintain the synthesis by your body of an endogenous collagen and to indirectly accompany the preservation of your skin hydration;
- Highly bioavailable collagen peptides to support your collagen production;
- Hyaluronic acid, capable of increasing its water content by up to 1000 times, to help restore and maintain a correct level of skin hydration;
- Wheat ceramides (gluten-free) to help optimize hydration by supporting your body’s natural mechanisms for preventing insensible water loss;
- Organic silicon to support your antioxidant defenses and help maintain healthy skin restructuring;
- Grape OPC and zinc known for their antioxidant role.
If vitamin E already offers appreciable beauty benefits, it is in fact through a combination of carefully selected active ingredients that you will be able to obtain visible results quickly in terms of hydration and firmness, but also, and above all, over the long term.
By putting the effectiveness of its formula at the service of your beauty routine, MyCollagenLift offers to help you when you want to take care of yourself in the best way possible, that is to say in a transparent, natural and effective way.
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- Study on the low level of vitamin intake in Western countries, compared to medical recommendations in this area: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22691229/
- Study on the use of vitamin E in dermatology: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4976416/
- Study by the Puscion-Jakubik team on the effects of vitamins and trace elements on skin hydration: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8301013/