Does Vitamin E Prevent Wrinkles?
Scientific evidence does not yet support the claim that vitamin E is effective at preventing wrinkles.
More Info: Wrinkles begin to appear as skin ages. Older skin loses elasticity, becomes thinner and dryer, and produces less collagen, causing the skin to sag. Add a lifetime of exposure to UV rays and pollutants and you get wrinkles.
On the reverse side of the research coin, a few studies have been conducted that point to vitamin E, especially in the form of alpha tocopherol cream, as showing promise for skin rejunvenation. Studies suggest that vitamin E can reduce skin roughness and wrinkle severity in relation to the depth and length of the lines, as well as increase collagen production. Though preliminary findings were promising, until further studies are conducted to determine overall effectiveness, sufficient quantities, and an effective delivery system, it is unlikely that antioxidants added to cosmetic products possess any real value.
Further, the FDA considers any product label that lists in its ingredients a vitamin, instead of its chemical name, to be misleading its customers into believing that there is a purported health benefit.