Effects of Vitamin E on Skin Quality
Caleb Jang
Stratford Hall
Floor Location : J 214 H

It is hypothesized that applying higher potency and naturally sourced vitamin E will improve skin quality more than the use of lower potency or synthetically sourced vitamin E or agents containing no vitamin E such as air, water and Aveeno. These agents were tested on rose petals rather than human skin because rose petals have been found to function very similarly to skin and are easier to test and observe. If vitamin E is applied to the petals, it is thought that the softness, colour and size of the rose petals will be better preserved and slow the natural process of wilting. It is hypothesized that the high-end, luxury hand cream will help the skin's quality, represented by the petals, the most because it is so expensive and probably has good, quality ingredients in it, including vitamin E. Next, the higher concentration of vitamin E is predicted to be second best followed by Aveeno, natural vitamin E at a lower potency, synthetic vitamin E at a lower potency, water and then lastly, air. It is thought that skin is able to more effectively absorb vitamins (including vitamin E) from natural sources compared to those made synthetically. This experiment is based on the thinking that applying vitamin E will slow the process of wilting by preserving the softness, maintaining the vibrant colours and minimizing the shrinkage of the petal size.