Tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E)
Although not a preservative, Tocopheryl acetate plays a very important part in blends, especially those that contain essential oil as the natural antioxidant properties stop peroxides from forming in your essential oil blends (whether they be in creams, lotions, oils or gels) which can be harmful to the skin and subsequently ensure the freshness and quality of your blends in addition to adding antoxidant properties to your final skincare product.
Tocopheryl acetate does not oxidise and penetrate through the skin to the living cells, where about 5% is converted to free tocopherol and provides beneficial antioxidant effects.
Tocopheryl acetate is prefered over Tocopherol in skincare products because the phenolic hydroxyl group is blocked, providing a less acidic product that has far greater antioxidant effects, skin protection and regenerating ability and protection against the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
How to use
Tocopheryl acetate is relatively stable to heat compared to Tocopherol and therefore can be added at a warmer temperature in blends without fear of lowering the efficacy.
We recommend normal usage level of around 0.2%
Products to Use in
- Moisture Cream
- Moisture Lotion
- Body Butter
- Face Mask
- Skin Peels
- Shower Gel
Tocopheryl acetate should not be applied neat to the skin. It should always be used in dilution within products.
When blending always take the following precautions:
- Use gloves (disposable are ideal)
- Take care when handling hot oils
- Wear eye protection
- Work in a well ventilated room
- Keep ingredients and hot oils away from children
- If ingested, seek immediate medical advice
- If contact made with eyes, rinse immediately with clean warm water and seek medical advice if in any doubt.
In addition to our precautions and general safety information, we always recommend keeping a first aid kit nearby. You are working with hot water and oils, accidents can happen, so always be prepared!
- Weight: 0.1 kg
- Skin Type: Normal Skin
- HS Code: 29362800
- HS Description: Tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E)
- HS Country: GB