Mens Skincare ingredients that you need to know: Vitamin E & Aloe Vera

Looking at ingredients is an important part of skincare, you need to know what you're putting on your face and why. Let's have a look at some of the most commonly used ingredients and what they're doing for you.

The Benefits of Vitamins and Minerals in your Skincare

It is helpful to know a thing or two about the ingredients you should be looking for in your grooming routine. Many Vitamins and Minerals are used in skincare for the many benefits they provide. Vitamin E and Aloe Vera are two of the most common ingredients in health and beauty products - let us tell you why.

What is Vitamin E?

With a massive list of benefits, Vitamin E is considered by many to be a miracle ingredient. It is particularly beneficial in the nourishment and development of healthy hair and skin, strengthening your natural barriers so your skin can retain water and stay hydrated for longer. This is especially beneficial for people with dry and sensitive skin.

Beyond helping to moisturise, the high concentration of antioxidants found in Vitamin E helps heal wounds/scars and prevent damage caused by free radicals - these are things such as pollution and chemicals that attach themselves to your face and weaken your skin elasticity causing skin damage.

Outside of direct application in grooming products, you can and should eat foods that are high in Vitamin E. By including it in your diet, you can help give your immune system a boost for fighting against diseases while it also has a positive effect on your skin health and eye health. Food that are high in Vitamin E include nuts and seeds, such as sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, peanuts and almonds, fruits, vegetables, and oils. Salmon, and other seafood are also full of vitamins.


What is Aloe Vera?


Aloe Vera is a member of the succulent plant species and has been used medicinally for thousands of years to protect, heal and soothe the skin - Egyptians called it the "plant of immortality". The moisture content of the Aloe Vera leaf averages at 95%, which is locked in by a waxy outer coat. Aloe Vera is quite an amazing plant and one of the more important ingredients you should be looking for in your skin care products.

Beyond its legendary reputation in the care of sunburns, Aloe is also quite effective in treating just about every skin condition known to man - it's basically the Swiss Army Knife of skin care. Containing many anti-oxidants like beta-carotene plus Vitamins C and E, Aloe improves the natural firmness of skin and keeps your look nice and tight. Aloe Vera moisturises the skin without leaving behind a greasy residue, meaning it’s suitable for all skin types, including oily and impure skin. It also helps to support the skin’s defense system against premature ageing caused by free radicals.

Aloe Vera also contains common skincare ingredient, Salicylic Acid. Though it only contains a small amount, this is what gives Aloe it's light exfoliating properties. Some other components in Aloe Vera gel provide wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation. It has also been known to stimulate the production of new skin cells, helping acne-prone skin to heal quickly and naturally.

These natural ingredients help to naturally and gently provide skin (even sensitive skin) with hydration and nourishment, leaving it feeling silky and smooth. If any, look for these two in your grooming kit.


Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.