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Quand utiliser la vitamine E (tocophérol) ? Selon quelle fréquence ?

When and how often should Vitamin E be used?

Also known as tocopherol, Vitamin E is a compound that is well tolerated by the skin due to its lipophilic nature: it is a component of human sebum. In skincare, depending on its concentration, this molecule can act as either a preservative or an active ingredient.

Vitamin E, in brief.

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble compound naturally present on the skin's surface. This organic substance is essential to the body for its growth and functioning. It is found in many vegetable oils (avocado, sweet almond, olive, sunflower...) as well as in various foods (nuts, mango, kiwi, spinach, red peppers...).

Vitamin E is actually a group of 8 different molecules (4 tocopherols and 4 tocotrienols). Alpha-tocopherol is the most common form of Vitamin E in beauty care. It can be of synthetic origin (derived from petrochemicals) or natural. At Typology, the Vitamin E is 100% plant-based; it is extracted from sunflower seed vegetable oil.

In cosmetic products, depending on its concentration, vitamin E is used as a preservative and/or antioxidant active ingredient. Indeed, it prevents premature skin ageing by limiting the harmful attacks of free radicals induced by sunlight and pollution. Moreover, it forms a protective film on the skin's surface, reducing dehydration.

When should one use a Vitamin E skincare product?

Vitamin E is not photosensitising : it does not increase the skin's sensitivity to the sun. Therefore, a skincare product containing vitamin E can be used both in the morning and throughout the day.

Furthermore, a vitamin E treatment can be applied several times a day without any risks. As a preservative, vitamin E is effective from 0.02%, and it is recommended up to 0.2%. As an active ingredient, it is often introduced at a concentration ranging from 0.1 to 0.5%.

Discover our Vitamin E skincare treatments.

Vitamin E is present in many of our formulas as apreservative ingredient. It plays the role of an active molecule in the following three treatments:

  • Therelipidating shower oil Vitamin E+F 2.5% + Bitter Almond Extract is a treatmentthat provides antioxidant benefits, restoring suppleness to the epidermis and reducing feelings of tightness, while delicately scenting the skin with a light almond fragrance.

  • TheFirmness & Radiance Complexwith 5 vitamins is a serum that offers both preventive and corrective action against the appearance of ageing signs, restoring radiance and uniformity to the skin. It should be used on clean, dry skin, morning and/or evening.

  • Thetinted lip oil is enriched with squalane, plum oil, and jojoba oil. It comes in 6 shades and helps to nourish and enhance the lips.

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