The Magic of Vitamin E

I have been battling with break outs since time immemorial. I have found remedies that worked for quite some time, but I needed something permanent. I was on the brink of depression, to put it bluntly.

Ever since I turned twenty-three, I have noticed a dramatic change to my skin. It was getting a lot more oily, I can see hints of wrinkles, and pimples kept popping out of nowhere!

I’ve tried so hard to continuously stick to my skin care routine. I even invested so much on a variety of skin care products that I honestly don’t even use anymore. I basically did everything I could, but I felt like the break outs never stopped!

Can you imagine how frustrating that is?

Then, one day, my mom introduced me to Vitamin E.

I’ve heard of it before, but I never really cared that much; However, since I was literally  desperate for any kind of solution, I decided to try it out.

I took one soft gel a day, every day, for one week. I wasn’t expecting anything big, but lo’ and behold, I’ve noticed that I haven’t had any break outs whatsoever!

I didn’t want to be too gullible, so I tried to see if it would last me the whole month. I stuck to the regimen religiously, hoping that it was really working. It may be hard to believe, but I haven’t had a break out episode in almost three months now, not even when I was having my pre-menstrual period.

If you’re wondering what Vitamin E is, here are a few facts:

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  • Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin, along with Vitamins A, D, and K. That means it’s stored in our fats, so it’s not easily discarded by our body.
  • It’s also known as Alpha-tocopherol, tocopherol, or tocotrienol. It contains one of the most potent antioxidant.
  • It protects the body from damage caused by unstable substances called free radicals that can harm cells, tissues, and organs.
  • With respect to menopausal women, Vitamin E has proven extremely effective in reducing vaginal dryness and combating hot flushes.
  • Vitamin E in lotions, creams, and other skin care products, as well as taken orally, helps skin look younger. The recommended skin lotions and creams by many experts are those that contain the alcohol form of vitamin e (alpha-tocopherol) instead of the acetate form (alpha-tocopherol acetate). The acetate form does not penetrate the skin’s surface well.
  • The recommended dietary allowance of vitamin E is just 15 mg to 20 IU per day. With this low amount it is fully possible to get sufficient amounts of vitamin E from food alone. When vitamin E is prescribed for healthy adults it is typically prescribed in 200 to 800 IU doses.
  • Rich dietary sources for Vitamin E are margarine, salad dressings, shortenings, green leafy vegetables, wheat germ, whole grain products, liver, egg yolk, nuts, seeds, soybean oil, sunflower oil, corn bean oil, and other polyunsaturated plant oils.

I am currently taking Alaska Life Natural Vitamin E dietary supplement. One soft gel has 400 IU of Vit. E. It contains 100 soft gels per bottle and it only costs 150 pesos. They are available at Long Win Merchandising store at Tabunok, Talisay City, Cebu and at the Metro Ayala Pharmacy. So far, these are the only two areas I know, where you can purchase the Alaska Life Vitamin E supplements.

But another great brand that you can definitely use is the Kirkland Signature Vitamin E which contains 500 400 IU softgels, or the Nature Made Vitamin E which has 225 soft gels.

There are several things to consider if you want to start taking Vitamin E on a daily basis. Make sure that you see your doctor if you have any conditions or diseases that might be aggravated by taking this supplement. It is fairly safe to take this because it’s a vitamin, but we should all take the necessary precautions.

I just wanted to share this with everyone who are also suffering from oily skin, break outs, and generally…aging! It has done wonders for me and I hope it will do the same for you. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me. My contact details are placed above my page. You can also hit me up anywhere on my social network widget at the right.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post!

Have a wonderful day!

x Janah



  1. Alfaecharitygesta (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

    I also take Vitamin E.. only, it’s Myra.. but it did me great! seriously, I’ve been suffering from bacne or FARMVILLE as I like to call it.. but since I started taking Vit. E, it dramatically changed.. 🙂

    Anyway, which do you think is better? Myra or Alaska Life Natural? i’ve never heard of the latter..

    • Janah 'Theshiznit' (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

      I haven’t used Myra E, but the one I’m using is pretty cheap and it’s made in the US. If it has done wonders for you, I don’t see the need to change it, but I have to say 150 pesos is really amazing 😀

      • mad (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

        where can you purchase alaska life natural vit.E?

        • Geoma (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

          You can also purchase alaska life natural vitamin e in LAZADA(online shop)

  2. Michelle Tiu (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

    The only Vitamin I thought I had to take was Vitamin C!! LOL

    • Janah 'Theshiznit' (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

      Haha! Maybe you don’t have to take it since you’re Chinese, young, and barely have pimples…scratch that, you nevr have break outs! Lucky you!

  3. April Hollie (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

    I recently started taking VitaminE like 2 weeks ago. I’m taking Lecit-E. My hubby takes it too. his nail cuticles (the skin nearest to the nails) stops peeling every time he takes vitamin E. I even noticed an improvement on my skin as well, it isn’t as dry like it was before and I also haven’t had any pimple not even a single bump on my face since I’ve started taking it.

  4. Apple Dapple (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

    Myra 400 is what Im taking,it has given me a youthful glow,really nice,big difference! Thanks for sharing this! 😉

    • Janah 'Theshiznit' (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

      I have realized that women really should start taking vitamin E as soon as we hit 20!

      • Apple Dapple (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

        so true sis,prevention is worth a pound of cure.. 😀

  5. mseggplant (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

    vitamin e really works wonders! my mom pricks the capsules and rubs the oil on her problem areas 🙂

    • Janah 'Theshiznit' (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

      My boyfriend…of all people, told me I could do that! I was quite shocked :))

  6. Marianne Matic (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

    Hi Maricar!  Although not a vitamin E user, I think it is about time to start taking care of my skin from within!  Thanks for the review! -Mar

  7. Pukilusion (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

    i’m a vitamin E fanatic,but i hated taking em by mouth.
    what i do is when i use the gel cap,i squezzzzz the oil out
    and apply it all over my face. GOOD thing now that tghere are vitamin E oil
    that can be sold just for the skin and that’s what i been using.

  8. Stephmlaysa (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

    I wish this will be available in mercury drugs

    • Rhona (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

      You can buy it at lazada,but the price is a bit expensive.230 or 250pesos.

  9. Valeriehoney_jeselle (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

    can i buy this alaska life natural vitamin e in Rose Pharmacy or Mercury Drug store?

  10. Lunapublic (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

    I have lots of acne in my face right now. I’ve tried 30 capsules of Myra E and nothing happened. I even tried to squeeze the capsule and put it in my face. But still. :'( Anyway, I want to try that Alaska Vitamin E stuff. Is it available here in Manila? If so, where can I buy? :'(

    • Lunapublic09359326966 (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

       If you can help me with my problem, I’ll be the happiest person alive. I used to have really great skin but when I turned 20, everything turned so bad. I’m a male. Please advice me I don’t want to go to derma then prick my pimples. 🙁

      • maricarljanah (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

        Hello there, I’m sorry that you are suffering from acne, I can imagine how frustrating it can be. But I do believe that the best option is to see a dermatologist, especially if you have severe acne. It can be caused by several things like hormones or bacteria. If you do this alone, who knows you might aggravate it. As much as I would love to help, I think a professional opinion is what you need. Good luck!

      • nicoleen (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

        @ lunapublic
        i think you better try kirkland vit e actually it was also one of my problem before but after taking vit e it stop and untill now i dont have a single one.another thing is do not apply anything on your face specially those cream it makes your face oily all you have to do is wash your face a placenta soap and dry then apply johnsons baby powder do it evrytime your face feels oily.

      • Rhona (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

        you can buy in lazada.230 to 250pesos

    • shei (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

      you can buy it in manila area. I usually go to Circle~ C mall. There is a stall there where she sells imported vitamins such as Alaska Natural and Kirkland brand

  11. bum (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

    hi ms. maricar do you think Alaska Life Natural Vitamin E available at mercury drugstore?

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  13. nicoleen (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

    im using kirkland vitamin e and rhea ascorbic acid for year the result is even im 34 years old and a mother of four kids but im still looks at mid 20’s,my skin is so fair and soft and always gloomiing and less wringkles.

  14. rizi bravante (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

    i love my glowing skin now,its pinkish..

  15. danica (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

    San mkakabili ng kirkland vit. E? Meron ba sa mercury drug?

    • Rhona (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

      sa lazada po.dun ako nabili

  16. jen (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

    saan pwede mabili ang kirkland vitamin e sa mandaue?

  17. jen (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

    magkano sa lazada ang kirkland vit. E?

  18. Mary Grace (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

    Until now you’re using this?still the same good effect?

  19. merrysoh (Reply) on Tuesday 28, 2011

    Mahal naman kasi ng shipping fee sa lazada.