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Vitamin E

Updated: Mar 26, 2020

Vitamin E is fat-soluble, comprised of eight compounds. The eight compounds are four tocotrienols and four tocopherols, each classified with the prefixes alpha, beta, delta, and gamma. The only Vitamin E that can be used and consumed by humans is known as alpha-tocopherol. Vitamin E is best known for its ability to heal the skin and can be found in oils but also foods like nuts, seeds, and green leafy vegetables.

Vitamin E comes in oil, soft gel, and cream forms.

In addition to its ability to heal the skin from irritation and sunburn, Vitamin E:

• Has great antioxidant properties

• Prevents blackheads

• Helps with neurological functions

• Helps blood clot normally

• Not only does it help the skin heal from sunburns but it also provides extreme protection against the sun when used with sunscreen

Vitamin E can be found in foods like:

• Peanuts

• Almonds

• Sunflower Seeds

• Green Leafy vegetables like Broccoli and Spinach

• Atlantic Salmon

• Brazil Nuts

• Mangos

• Avocados

• Kiwis

• Butternut Squash

• Olive Oil

• And more

When used on the hair and skin, Vitamin E is great for:

• Maintaining moisture

• Protecting the hair and scalp from environmental pollutions

• Adds shine

• Reduces frizz

• Prevents hair loss

• Balances the scalp's oil production (slows down overproduction of sebum/oil)

• Increases blood circulation

Vitamin E is found in several natural oils including:

• Hazelnut Oil

• Sunflower Oil

• Cottonseed Oil

• Safflower Oil

• Rice Bran Oil

• Pumpkin Seed Oil

• Olive Oil

• Marula Oil

• Argan Oil

• Apricot Kernel Oil

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