vitamin E

noun

Definition of vitamin E

: any of several fat-soluble vitamins that are chemically tocopherols whose lack in the human body is associated especially with neurological symptoms (as ataxia and muscle weakness), that are found especially in wheat germ, vegetable oils, egg yolk, and green leafy vegetables or are made synthetically, and that are used chiefly in animal feeds and as antioxidants especially : alpha-tocopherol

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Packed with a checklist of potent ingredients including argan oil, vitamin E, and (yes!) even SPF, the best formulas out there offer long-lasting protection to take you well into the new year. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The 11 Best Hand Creams to Stock Up On This Winter," 26 Jan. 2019 Ingredients to look out for include vitamin C, vitamin E, argan oil, and green tea. Kelsey Castañon, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know About Acne — and How to Get Rid of It," 4 Dec. 2018 My current obsession is Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum, due to its potent mix of vitamin C, peptides, ferulic acid, and vitamin E, which all work to help brighten, tighten, and protect. Chloe Atkins, Vogue, "These 5 Dermatologist-Approved Serums Promise Brighter, Better Skin," 8 Oct. 2018 For anyone with melasma or mild hyperpigmentation, powerful ingredients like retinol, vitamin C, vitamin E, kojic acid, hydroquinone or licorice root are the perfect choice for their brightening capabilities. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "Get brighter, glowing skin with these tips," 21 Aug. 2018 The sheer formula applies flawlessly and is packed with good-for-skin ingredients like vitamin E, vitamin C, aloe vera, and green tea. Kathleen Mulpeter, Health.com, "All Your Favorite Sunscreen Brands Are on Sale Right Now," 28 Mar. 2018 For example, taking vitamin E or fish oil along with medications that thin the blood (such as Coumadin or aspirin) could lead to persistent bleeding, bruising or even stroke. Stacey Colino, Woman's Day, "5 Ways to Discover the Perfect Vitamin for You," 4 Aug. 2015 DHC Deep Cleansing Oil is made with gentle ingredients like olive oil, vitamin E, and rosemary leaf oil, but was somehow still able to dissolve my waterproof mascara in less than five minutes. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "DHC Deep Cleansing Oil Is Top-Rated on Amazon, and Takes My Makeup Off in Under 5 Minutes," 11 Dec. 2018 In particular, vitamin C has been shown to stabilize and help regenerate vitamin E, making the combination of the two vitamins especially effective in fighting UV damage. Jenn Sinrich, SELF, "The Best Antioxidants for Skin, According to Dermatologists," 8 Nov. 2018

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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vitamin E

noun

Medical Definition of vitamin E

: any of several fat-soluble vitamins that are chemically tocopherols or tocotrienols whose lack in the human body is associated especially with neurological symptoms (as ataxia and muscle weakness), that are found especially in wheat germ, vegetable oils, egg yolk, and green leafy vegetables or are made synthetically, and that are used chiefly in animal feeds and as antioxidants especially : alpha-tocopherol

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