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Vitamin E is a group of fat-soluble compounds, eight forms of which are naturally occurring.
Alpha-tocopherol is the most common form in your body, where it functions as an antioxidant and supports immune function, cellular signaling, and other bodily processes (
It’s concentrated in fatty foods and can be taken as a dietary supplement.
Vitamin E is also a popular ingredient in skin and hair products. While it’s said to treat scars, boost hair health, and minimize the appearance of stretch marks, there’s limited evidence to support these uses (
Nonetheless, many people swear by topical vitamin E, and anecdotal evidence suggests that it may help treat some skin and hair issues. Plus, products commonly use ingredients that