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J Am Acad Dermatol. 1998 Oct;39(4 Pt 1):611-25.

Uses of vitamins A, C, and E and related compounds in dermatology: a review.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, USA.


Vitamins have been increasingly used as prophylactic and therapeutic agents in the management of skin disorders. The current literature is replete with studies that promote the potential benefits of these compounds and attempt to elucidate their mechanisms of action. We review the literature and discuss the roles, safety, and efficacy of vitamins A, C, and E and related compounds in cutaneous health and disease.

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