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Datasheet: Tocopherol

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Name : Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

English name
Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
 1406-66-2 / 10191-41-0 / 2074-53-5 / 59-02-9 / 148-03-8 / 119-13-1 / 54-28-4
CE No.
 233-466-0 / 218-197-9 / 200-412-2 / 205-708-5 / 204-299-0 / 200-201-5


  • Plant
  • Synthetic


CosIng functions

  1. Antioxidant
  2. Skin Conditioning Agent
  3. Masking

Main functions

  1. Antioxidant

Non official functions

  1. Repairing (promotes skin repair)


No restriction nor condition for use

Knowledge to date

Alpha, beta, gamma, delta: there are several types of tocopherol. They can be extracted from vegetable oils (certain labels specify their natural origin) or be produced by synthesis. Alpha-tocopherol is the most commonly used in cosmetics for its activity similar to vitamin E and antioxidant properties. For example, it can be found in a number of products with an anti-aging action, where it protects the skin from the aggressions of free radicals, or as an agent to prevent fats from going rancid (in oils, serums, or other balms…).

Tox profile

Although it is usually perfectly well-tolerated by the skin, tocopherol may trigger allergies (like vitamin E).
It is considered safe for use in cosmetics if it does not contain any impurities (for …

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