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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 an active ingredient that is well-tolerated by the skin because it is lipophilic: it makes up human sebum. In skincare, depending on its concentration, this molecule can play the role of 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 for the body's growth and functioning. It is found in numerous 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 an antioxidant agent. Indeed, it prevents premature skin aging by limiting the harmful attacks of free radicals induced by sunlight and pollution. Additionally, it forms a protective film on the skin's surface, reducing dehydration.

When should you use a Vitamin E skincare product?

Vitamin E is not photosensitizing : 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 skin and reducing feelings of tightness, while delicately scenting the skin with a light almond fragrance.

  • TheFirmness & Radiance Complexwith 5 vitamins is a serum that provides both preventive and corrective action against the appearance of aging signs, and restores 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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