3 Simple Ways to Use Vitamin E for Firmer and Firmer Skin
Star lip balms often contain vitamin E oil. Why “Vitamin E oil has moisturizing properties, meaning it helps hydrate, and emollient properties, meaning it helps maintain the skin barrier,” says a board-certified dermatologist Hadley King, MD. This means that vitamin E can simultaneously cover the area of skin with moisture. and replenish fragile skin with the necessary moisture.
Remember that your lips don’t contain oil glands, so they don’t have any natural moisturizing properties—that’s where vitamin E comes in handy, as it conditions your lips and keeps them smooth. And since vitamin E can help heal wounds (as we discussed above), it can also help heal chapped areas, soothe pesky chapped lips, and even smooth lip lines.
Bottom Line: Vitamin E really does enhance your lip products (you’ll probably see it listed as “tocopherol”). I’d argue that Mindbodygreen’s lip balm formula wouldn’t be the same without it—combined with shea butter and cocoa, it feels like silk.