If you're part of the Alix Skincare whanau, then you've probably joined us because you care about what you're using on your hair, skin and body. Our philosophy is doing less to ourselves, but doing it better, which is why we pride ourselves on our unique formulations that blend science and nature creating simple, gentle and natural products.
By using the highest possible concentrations of natural active ingredients, botanicals, aromatherapy and essential oils, we're able to produce solutions that are not only incredibly effective, but smell amazing too! But do you know why we've chosen these particular ingredients?
We're firm believers in the saying, "knowledge is power", so over the coming months we're going to educate you as to why we use what we do, and what these magic ingredients can do for you.
Up first is Natural Vitamin E
Natural Vitamin E (D Alpha Tocopherol Vitamin E) is a fat soluble vitamin found in many different plant oils and throughout the body, where it acts as an antioxidant to prevent the oxidation of lipids*.
Alpha tocopherals are typically used in the supplement industry for their antioxidant effects. You usually take tocopherals as part of your daily vitamins, but research has shown proven that similar results can also be achieved through topical use, so this is a proven way to counter oxidation in the skin and underlying tissues.
What products uses Natural Vitamin E?
We include Natural Vitamin E in quite a number of our products, as you can see in the list below:
- Hair Enhancing Conditioner
- Repair + Finish Hair Oil
- Ultimate Face Oil
- Nourish + Tone Body Oil
- Sensuous + Aromatic Massage Oil
- Deep Pore Cleansing Balancing Wash
- Nutritive + Gentle Makeup Remover
- Anti-bacterial Hand Cleanser
- Mend-It Manuka Roll On
- Detoxify + Calm Acne Control
Why do we use it?
Short answer; it's Mother Nature's most powerful antioxidant AND it preservative, which means it helps to protect our skin and hair from damage.
So there you have it, an easy peasy summary of the wonders of Natural Vitamin E.
*Examples of lipids include fats, oils, waxes, certain vitamins (such as A, D, E and K), hormones and most of the cell membrane that is not made up of protein.