DermaE Vitamin E 12,000 IU Cream ~ REVIEW

Hands down, this is one of the best face creams for dry skin that I’ve tried. If your skin is flaky, dry, dehydrated and sensitive, this might just be the product you’re looking for! To learn more about the DermaE Vitamin E 12,000 cream, read the full article.

DermaE Vitamin E 12,000 IU Cream

The cream has a rich texture and yet, feels light on the skin. It strikes a perfect balance between hydrating and not feeling very heavy. And since you only need a dollop of cream, a little goes a long way. It has some fragrance (watermelon?), but the scent fades over time and is barely noticeable after 15 minutes.

Product highlight:

The product’s main highlight is “Vitamin E 12,000 IU”, where IU stands for international units, used for the measurement of vitamins. Natural vitamin E with the INCI (chemical) name Tocopherol: is an antioxidant used in cosmetic applications. As an antioxidant, vitamin E is one of the most well-researched and studied antioxidants.

Natural vitamin E is an essential fat-soluble vitamin and is available in 8 naturally occurring compounds, and among them, d-alpha tocopherol has the most pronounced biological activity.

The topical application of vitamin E has proven to be effective in reducing sun-induced skin wrinkling and is known to improve skin texture and moisture content.

Understandably, the next question that you might want to ask is, isn’t 12,000 IU too much for my skin? Is this product safe for daily application? Do I need to be careful while using it? What about skin reactions?

Let me do the math for you. This contains 12,000 IU/113 g. So that rounds up to about 106 units (~0.071 g) of alpha tocopherol per gram. And considering that vitamin E concentrations between 0.1%-1.0% are deemed safe for use in skincare, you shouldn’t worry about it. Having said that, unless your skin is sensitive to acetic acid, this product will no cause reaction or irritation.

How to use:

After cleansing and toning, just scoop out a small amount of the DermaE Vitamin 12,000 IU cream and place it on the forehead, cheeks and chin. Use light, gentle strokes and apply with even pressure. If you’re using this as part of night time skincare routine (which I recommend), make sure you give at least half an hour for the product to adequately sink into your skin before hitting the sack. This is perfect for the winter season, as an overnight moisturizer. Suitable for dry, dehydrated skin.

Not only that, but it’s also paraben, sulfate, phthalate, silicone and sodium lauryl sulfate-free.

 Ingredient list:

Purified Water (Aqua), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Glycerin, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Oil, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract* (.1%), Allantoin, Cetearyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Polysorbate 60, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Natural Cucumber Fragrance.

Have a question? Feel free to drop me a comment below, I’ll get back to you shortly! 🙂

Sahar x


  1. Anonymous
    4th January 2016 / 7:53 pm

    Thank you for explaining the Vit E part. Where can I buy it?

  2. 9th January 2016 / 5:48 pm

    Hello! You can find Derma e products at Boots and Ibn Sina pharmacies across UAE.

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