Vitamin E also is known as the Youth Vitamin or even Youth Elixir is a group of fat-soluble compounds that are stored in the body and are not being “washed out”; like water-soluble vitamins.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant – it protects against the impact of free radicals. It promotes collagen formation, which slows the ageing process and prevents the formation of wrinkles.
It makes the skin more elastic. It also prevents skin drying, because tocopherols embed themselves into the epidermal lipid layers of the epidermis.
Vitamin E has been used for skincare by ancient Greeks and Egyptians – in the form of olive oil and almond oil smeared into the skin.