What is Vitamin E?

Vitamin E, also known as Tocopherol which is the name used to describe 8 different forms of vitamin E, the most typical forms are d-alpha-tocopherol, d-alpha-tocopherol acetate, dl-alpha tocopherol, and dl-alpha tocopherol acetate. It is a powerhouse antioxidant that occurs naturally in the skin but can also be found in foods such as spinach, nuts, seeds, and sunflower oil. Tocopherol provides great protection for the skin when used in skincare products, which comes as no surprise as tocopherols make up 96% of the skin’s natural antioxidant defence system!

 


What are the benefits?

  • Protects against free radicals and environmental pollution
  • Reduces photodamage, resulting in younger, healthier looking skin
  • Strengthens the skins natural defence barrier

 


How does Vitamin E work?

Vitamin E is an antioxidant, it works to protect the skin from environmental damage by mopping up free radicals, preventing the skin from environmental stressors that could cause signs of premature ageing. Some types of tocopherol help to soothe skin and reduce inflammation. As we age the skins level of vitamin e decreases, reducing our natural ability to fight the signs of ageing – but topical tocopherol, found in skincare is great for replenishing the skins natural levels of vitamin E.

 


Which of our FTT products contain Vitamin E?

FTT C-20 – Maximum Strength Vitamin C Serum

20% L-ascorbic Acid

Clinically proven L-ascorbic acid at its peak concentration of anti-oxidant activity, which is quickly absorbed to remove free radicals to prevent skin damage, helping to brighten skin and maintain a youthful appearance. This formulation is supported with vitamin E and ferulic acid to create this light, effective day serum. Apply to clean skin on face and neck as required. Products containing more than 20% Vitamin C do not have any additional clinical benefits as this makes its half-life shorter


Exfoliate

Glow – Exfoliating Scrub

A luxury anti-ageing wash to exfoliate and help improve the complexion. Containing glycolic acid and quartz, to stimulate, condition and polish skin to perfection. A twice a week routine that will leave skin looking younger, smoother, fresher with a radiant glow

 


FTT Skin Brightening Serum UK

Illuminate –Skin Brightening Serum

5% Azelaic Acid, 2% Alpha Arbutin, 2% Glutathione

This highly active serum provides a poly-focal, clinical, approach to areas of skin discoloration. It contains, azelaic acid to help calm inflammation, alpha-arbutin and glutathione to inhibit melanin synthesis, the main cause of pigmentation, together with vitamins E (and) C to provide antioxidant protection.

 


FTT Luxury Eye Serum

Refine – Intensive Eye Serum

1% Lactic Acid, 7% Refined Silica, 4% Vitamin E, 1% Vitamin C

Refine is an intensive eye serum which actively works to rejuvenate and repair the signs of ageing. Containing a unique blend of ingredients including vitamin E to hydrate and lactic acid which has gentle resurfacing properties to diminish the appearance of crow’s feet and visibly improve clarity and tone.

 


FTT Retinol serum

R+ – 1% Liposomal Retinol Serum

A powerful and highly effective serum containing one per cent liposomal retinol, a stabilised vitamin A derivative which has been clinically proven to increase cell turnover. R+ will reduce pore size, resulting in firmer younger looking skin as well as reduce, visible signs of ageing including pigmentation and uneven skin tone.

 


FTT Rejuvenate Active Serum

Rejuvenate – Stimulating Daily Active Serum

12% Glycolic Acid, 2% Hyaluronic Acid, O.5% Salicylic Acid

Contains the natural clinically proven AHA, glycolic acid to gently remove the build-up of dead skin cells. It increases cell turnover to reveal fresh, younger looking skin and it is effective at controlling breakouts, reducing pigmentation and fine lines.

 


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