Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Beauty Fact: Sebum Contains Squalene and Vitamin E
Did you know that sebum contains such potent anti-oxidants as Vitamin E and Squalene?
It is already a known fact that Squalene IS (the one used in cosmetics as a natural moisturizer) a major component of sebum. However Vitamin E presence in sebum is still being researched. Several experimental studies show that sebaceous glands and sebum serve as a transport mechanism taking “the lipophilic antioxidant vitamin E from the blood to the skin surface.” In human skin, the highest level of vitamin E is found in sebum. So it appears that sebum is not only beneficial for the skin due to its coating effect, but it also acts as a natural anti-oxidant substance.
That is why people with oily skin stay looking younger longer. Just look at Posh!
PS: Gals with oily skin stops using harsh cleansers now, do not strip your skin of the vital anti-aginers!
Some Scarce InfoSources on Vitamin E in Sebum:
Sebaceous gland secretion...
Sebaceous glands as transporters of vitamin E