Why You Need a Vitamin E Serum in Your Stash All Year Long

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

Vitamin E? I never cared much for it. I didn’t have to. This antioxidant seems to find its way in almost every skincare product I use.

Do you really need a separate Vitamin E serum? Before meeting Ecooking Vitamin E Serum, I’d have said no. Now, I’m not so sure. Here’s why:

  • What’s In Ecooking Vitamin C Serum?
  • Texture
  • Fragrance
  • How To Use It
  • Performance & Personal Opinion
  • Who Is This For?
  • Who Is This Not For?
  • Packaging
  • Does Ecooking Vitamin E Serum Live Up To Its Claims?
  • Price & Availability
  • Do You Need It?
  • Dupes & Alternatives

What’s In Ecooking Vitamin E Serum?


The base of Ecooking Vitamin E Serum is made up of silicones. Nope, they’re not bad for skin. Here’s why:

It’s true silicones create a barrier on the skin. This barrier keeps moisture in, so your skin is soft and hydrated for longer. Plus, silicones blur out imperfections, like wrinkles and pores.


FYI, Vitamin E hides under the name Tocopheryl Acetate in the ingredient list. Here’s what it’s doing in Ecooking Vitamin E Serum:

  • Antioxidant: It destroys free radicals, the nasty molecules that give you wrinkles and dark spots.
  • Photoprotection: It reduces the severity of your sunburn and improves the effectiveness of the UV filters in your sunscreen.
  • Moisturiser: It strengthens the skin’s protective barrier, reducing water loss.


Ceramides are waxes that hold skin together. Literally.

They’re part of the glue that keeps your skin barrier intact. When you add ceramides to your skin, you strengthen this barrier, so that moisture stay in and bacteria stay out.

Performance & Personal Opinion

I use Ecooking Vitamin E Serum in the morning after my Vitamin C serum and before sunscreen. Its lightweight texture plays well with both products, so I don’t have to deal with pilling (phew!).

The middle of the skincare sandwich is the perfect place for it: Vitamin E is a network antioxidant that boosts the effectiveness both of Vitamin C and the UV filters in your sunscreen.

Sure, I may not get much sun exposure here in London at this time of the year, but that doesn’t mean I want to take any chances with my skin…

The serum glides on smoothly on my skin and absorbs quickly. It just feels a little tacky for a while. I’m not sure how to describe it. It’s not greasy or sticky… but you do feel you have it on.

I can live with that. Especially after seeing how well it takes care of my skin…

Baby, it’s cold outside. Freezing temperatures and unrelenting winds mean a broken protective barrier, dry skin, and the flaky redness that comes along with it.

Not this time. Ecooking Vitamin E Serum strengthens my skin’s protective barrier so that it stays soft and supple all day long. I love touching my skin now. It feels so smooth and healthy!

Who Is This Not For?

Oily and acne-prone skin may find it a little too thick for their tastes.


Ecooking Vitamin E Serum is housed in a dark bottle that dispenses just the right amount of product you need. It contains only 20ml, but a little goes a long way.

Do You Need It?

I wouldn’t say Ecooking Vitamin E Serum is a must, but it’s a welcome addition in a skincare stash all year long. In winter, it protects your skin from harsh weather and in summer, it helps soothe sun damage.


Dupes & Alternatives


Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Cocoate, Dimethiconol, Glyceryl Linoleate, Glyceryl Linolenate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Ceramide NP, Phenoxyethanol

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