Vitamin E: Get Glowing Skin

Apr 25, 2022

Vitamin E in skincare


Get Glowing Skin with Vitamin E

Our superhero vitamin, vitamin E, has become an indispensable part of the list of the most valuable active ingredients. That's why we're giving all our attention to our personal cell protection vitamin today. In the following lines you will learn how it unleashes its particularly antioxidant effect, in which products you can find it and how you can best use it. Let's start:

What is vitamin E?

  1. The effect of tocopherol: What does vitamin E do for your skin?
  2. What effect does vitamin E have on the skin?
  3. Vitamin E for facial care
  4. Moisture & Resistance - Vitamin E for dry skin
  5. Freshness & vitality - Vitamin E for radiant skin
  6. Vitamin E in skin care: an overview of its effects
  7. Creams, serums & co: NAYA products with vitamin E
  8. Our power antioxidant in a quick run-through




The term vitamin E stands for a whole family of similar compounds, the so-called tocopherols and tocotrienols. The best known and most researched representative of vitamin E is alpha-tocopherol. Plants produce vitamin E to protect themselves from free radicals. Vitamin E is preferentially stored in those structures that react particularly sensitively to harmful environmental influences. Since unsaturated fatty acids in particular are readily stressed by free radicals, vitamin E is particularly abundant in fat-rich plants, such as seeds, nuts and leafy vegetables as well as vegetable oils.


Vitamin E and its relatives all have an antioxidant effect, which means that they defuse aggressive compounds (free radicals) before they can cause cell damage. The cell can easily cope with a few of them. However, if it is constantly exposed to free radicals, it can no longer perform its functions. The more cells work incorrectly or even die, the more likely it is that a regular cycle of debilitated skin metabolic processes will be set in motion. If our outermost barrier layer is damaged, the moisture balance of our skin begins to falter. Our skin dries out, becomes more sensitive to harmful invaders and manifests itself with itching and burning. If deeper skin layers are no longer sufficiently supplied with moisture and nutrients, cell renewal and regeneration of the skin can no longer take place effectively. As a result, our skin's protective barrier loses its elasticity, resilience and resistance. Noticeable and visible skin symptoms are the result.
It is high time to take appropriate countermeasures and prepare the body not only internally!



Vitamin E plays an indispensable role in protecting your body from external influences. So for both cosmetic and dermatological purposes, an increased supply of vitamin E makes a lot of sense.
Since vitamin E is fat-soluble, it can easily penetrate the cornea in large quantities and be stored there. A high vitamin E content ensures a protective and antioxidant-strengthened skin barrier. By supporting the barrier function, the skin is protected from external irritants. The skin layers are supplied with sufficient moisture and the cells are nourished with essential nutrients. The best conditions for cell regeneration and collagen production in the skin!


As much as we like to smile at the sun and our fellow human beings, our face really attracts unwanted troublemakers. Studies show that the consumption of vitamin E in the uppermost layer of the epidermis is measurably increased by UV rays. No wonder our facial skin desperately needs extra protection. Fortunately, the top layer of skin on our face stores up to four times more vitamin E than the layer on our upper arm, for example. If our body is already communicating its needs so clearly, we should not miss a chance to adequately replenish the stores. Scientists have found that topically applied vitamin E significantly reduces UV-induced damage to the skin. An effect that does not come from snacking on nuts and seeds alone. As a fat-soluble vitamin, it is absorbed directly through the epidermis, our uppermost skin layer, and through the hair follicle apparatus to deeper skin layers and unfolds its effect directly on the spot. So if you really listen to your body and respond to its wishes, you can enjoy a healthy and satisfied complexion.



Vitamin E acts specifically on the horny layer of the skin. A strengthened skin barrier prevents excessive moisture loss and ensures that moisture is retained in the skin over the long term. If, on the other hand, the cells of the horny layer are damaged by free radicals and not sufficiently replaced by new cells, the skin cells can no longer be held together effectively. This results in cracked and rough areas. These small gaps provide increased sensitivity to external influences and disrupt the moisture balance. A repeating cycle that can be stopped by an antioxidant-strengthened skin protection barrier. By incorporating vitamin E into our cell membrane, it is stabilised. Together with its occlusive effect, vitamin E is particularly suitable for the care of dry skin.


That's quite an achievement, but it doesn't stop there. A strengthened skin barrier manifests itself in elasticity and resilience, which prevents imperfections from occurring in the first place. If at the same time our hard-working cellular machinery in the lower skin tissue is supplied with sufficient moisture and nutrients, this actively promotes the formation of new cells and collagen-producing cells are actively supported. The regenerative effect of vitamin E boosts wound healing and strengthens the weakened metabolic process of the skin.
Accompaniment in the sunshine - Vitamin E for sun protection
Although vitamin E is not a common sunscreen, studies show that applying the vitamin to our skin reinforces existing protection. Vitamin E unfolds its special effect of reducing UV-induced skin damage through its property as an antioxidant. Sensitive structures of the skin cells are stabilised and inflammatory reactions are kept in check.



In summary, why do we love Vitamin E in our everyday skincare routine. 

  • Powerful antioxidant against free radicals
  • Protective and healing properties
  • Soothing effect on inflamed and sensitive skin
  • Moisturises dry skin
  • Stimulates the formation of new skin cells and cell regeneration
  • Enhances sun protection
  • Provides a brighter and plumper complexion
  • Protection for the skin and durability of the product: win-win!

It is not only the skin that expresses its discomfort with free radicals with noticeable and visible consequences. UV radiation, microorganisms and environmental pollution also take their toll on our skin care products. Cosmetic ingredients are as sensitive as our skin and their effectiveness can be impaired. Vitamin E proves its qualities in the product itself by rendering free radicals harmless. This preserves longevity and effectiveness without having to resort to additional additives.


Do the last lines ring a bell? The effect of vitamin E rightly reminds us of the active ingredient hero retinol. Because retinol, i.e. vitamin A, also supports the formation of healthy skin cells and ensures a stable collagen framework. Put more simply: processes that lead to skin ageing are slowed down, thus preventing age-related skin damage. Like vitamin E, retinol is an antioxidant that protects us from oxidative stress. In our Cacay Oil + A, we therefore rely on a combination of both vitamins to positively influence your skin health. This makes our Cacay Oil + A the perfect care for stressed and sagging skin.


Due to its considerable content of vitamin E, we must of course mention our cacay oil. In combination with its valuable fatty acids and minerals, the oil from the cacay tree supports your skin in various metabolic processes. Naturally rich in Vitamin A and hosting a broad spectrum of Vitamin E. A soothing facial massage with our Cacay Beauty oil ensures a healthy complexion and strengthens the protective barrier of your skin while stimulating the cell turnover for radiant skin.

Thus, you can find in all our products a particularly high content of vitamin E. 


Vitamin E is able to penetrate into deeper layers of the skin. Here it can take over important functions for the maintenance of skin health. It not only reduces the breakdown of elastic fibres, but at the same time promotes the build-up of collagen.

Our natural skin barrier is strengthened by the vitality vitamin and should therefore not be neglected in daily skin care. Even though you may not have paid attention to it before, you can now pay a little more attention in the future. Vitamin E is hidden in many skin care products and is usually not even noticed. The full antioxidant boost can be achieved with a concentration of only 1%. Clinical studies have proven that this concentration is sufficient. In any case, the motto "a lot helps a lot" does not apply here. It is much more important that vitamin E works particularly well when it is combined with other substances such as vitamin C. Vitamin C is responsible for the "revitalisation" of the body. Vitamin C ensures the "revival" of E vitamins when they have neutralised a free radical. And you can find Vitamin C in our products to boost the Vitamin E content. 

As you can see, vitamin E rightly has an important role in your skin care and we should not only be grateful for this superpower today. 

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