Vitamin E and stretch marks
Vitamin E is available in a variety of different forms, such as alpha, beta, delta, and gamma tocopherol.
The variety with the highest bioactivity for topical use on the skin surface is alpha-tocopherol as found in palm oil fruit, which in an ingredient in both Pot of Gold skin balm and Pot of Gold baby balm. It has shown a great variety of skin benefits in clinical studies, such as reduction in scarring and the reduction of stretch marks.
The effect of vitamin E on stretch marks is thanks to its regenerative effect on skin. Vitamin E penetrates deeply into the skin to stimulate the growth of new cells, replacing the scar tissue found under stretch marks.
As such, the stretch marks become thinner, shorter and fade over treatments. As vitamin E stimulates the production of new skin cells it has an even more powerful effect as a preventative treatment for stretch marks.
Vitamin E increases skin elasticity and firmness and helps in the regeneration process. The application of vitamin E will make the skin less likely to tear, significantly decreasing the chance of stretch marks.