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peggissue
Registered: 09/19/07
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What's better for scars, vitamin e or rosehip oil? When my daughter first cut her face, everyone told me to buy vitamin e capsules and use that on it. Any opinions?
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peggissue
Registered: 04/27/07
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Many people have high sensitivity to VitE(). I would go slowly if you decide to use it on your daughter.

Take care.

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I understand that allergy to vitamin E is to the synthetic version. We use natural vitamin E in our products.

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peggissue
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That's good to know, Hannah. If the natural is in any of my ready-made SAS products, it is not bothering my skin (no bad reactions), so that is a good thing and perhaps proves the theory of natural vs synthetic as my skin has always been highly bothered by the VitE that I've used in the past-have no idea what kind I used as I just picked it up off the shelf or found out it was in a product after I had problems. Honestly, I did not know there was a synthetic-another lesson learned from SAS. My ignorance on such things was all  pre-SAS when I was not nearly as informed or took the time to pay attention to ingredients on a bottle/jar.

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peggissue
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Which comes back to my question, what's better for scarring, natural vitamin e or rosehip oil?
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peggissue
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Ummm, you're right. Your question was not answered. I didn't answer because I don't know the right answer. I only know about VitE because of my sensitivity.

I know Hannah recommends the rose hip oil for bruising, but I'm  not sure about scarring and the difference with the rose hip oil vs VitE. Hopefully someone, whose more knowledgeable/has experience with both will come along and give you the answer. Sorry, I could not help.

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This is an old wound that scarred or a new wound that is still healing?

Re. natural vs. synthetic, vitamin E is an exception. First, it is an asymmetric molecule that has stereoisomers and second, one of the streoisomers is allergenic.

In general, there is no difference whether a living being made a molecule or another living being, this one working in a lab, made the molecule.
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peggissue
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This is an old wound. But consider both scenarios, new wound versus old scar...which is better for each scenario?  Thanks.
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Rosehip oil. Old scars require remodeling of the skin structure, destruction of old tissue and synthesis of new. Centella asiatica is supposed to help, our collagen serum also helps.

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Would vitamin e be useful if the scar/wound is fairly new?
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