Vitamin E is a fat-soluble, essential nutrient with anti-inflammatory properties. Vitamin E helps support the immune system, cell function, and skin health. It’s an antioxidant, making it effective at combating the effects of free radicals produced by the metabolism of food and toxins in the environment. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that may be effective at reducing UV damage to the skin. And vitamin E applied topically may help nourish and protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals.