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DRUG PROFILE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 311-314

Vitamin E in dermatology


Department of Dermatology, STD and Leprosy, Government Medical College and Associated SMHS Hospital, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Mohammad Abid Keen
Iqbal Abad, KP Road, Anantnag - 192 101, Jammu and Kashmir
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.185494

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Vitamin E is an important fat-soluble antioxidant and has been in use for more than 50 years in dermatology. It is an important ingredient in many cosmetic products. It protects the skin from various deleterious effects due to solar radiation by acting as a free-radical scavenger. Experimental studies suggest that vitamin E has antitumorigenic and photoprotective properties. There is a paucity of controlled clinical studies providing a rationale for well-defined dosages and clinical indications of vitamin E usage in dermatological practice. The aim of this article is to review the cosmetic as well as clinical implications of vitamin E in dermatology.


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