Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate)

Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate)
Also called:
Tocopherol Acetate

Tocopheryl acetate is a specific type of vitamin E in a class of organic chemicals known as tocopherols. These compounds are considered fat-soluble antioxidants, but they also have many other functions in the body. Tocopheryl acetate is a synthetic tocopherol and one of the most potent antioxidants.

This modification of alpha-tocopherol is useful in formulations because it is stable (it doesn’t get oxidized). That’s actually good because the alpha-tocopheryl acetate can penetrate through the skin barriers and get to the living cells. So about 5% of the amount that's smeared on the skin is actually converted to the free tocopherol once it’s inside those deep skin cells and provides beneficial antioxidant effects.

The antioxidants are known to protect cells from damage that naturally occurs from free radicals. These free radicals are formed in the body during normal processes (such as energy production). For example, Tocopheryl Acetate protects cell membranes, RNA, and DNA from free radicals, promoting cell health and vitality.

It also accelerates the wound healing process, moisturizes the skin, and minimizes transdermal water loss.