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known as vitmain e, tocopherol, d-alpha tocopherol

source plant oils

function antioxidant, emollient


D-Alpha Tocopherol, or vitamin E, occurs naturally in healthy skin. It offers significant antioxidant properties to help defend from pollution and other environmental stressors. Vitamin E assists in cellular restoration of sun damage and provides healing support for scars or burns. Vitamin E can also boost the effectiveness of other antioxidants (such as vitamin C) when combined, and helps keep them stable for longer.

There are many forms of vitamin E. The ā€œDā€ indicates that it is a naturally derived form rather than one synthesised in a lab (tocopheryl acetate). Natural forms of vitamin E have shown to possess the greatest antioxidant activity and are therefore more beneficial to the skin.

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