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Tocopheryl Acetate

Rating: very good very good
INCI name
Tocopheryl Acetate
Alternative names
Alpha-Tocopherylacetat, Tocopherol Acetat, O-Tocopherolacetat, O-Tocopherylacetat, Vitamin E Acetat, DL-alpha Tocopheryl Acetat, D-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetat, D-Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol Acetate, Tocopheryl Acetate, D-Alpha-Tocopherol Acetate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Tocopheryl Acetate (D-Alpha)
3,4-dihydro-2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-(4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)-2H-benzopyran-6-yl acetate
INCI function
Antioxidant, Captures radicals, Skin protecting
The INCI function describes solely the purpose of a cosmetic ingredient. It does not reveal its actual effects and skin compatibility. You'll find these and other characteristics below.
  • Rating: average Prevents reactions promoted by oxygen
  • Rating: good Avoiding oxidation and rancidity
  • Rating: good Is well taken up by the skin
  • Rating: good für zertifizierte Naturkosmetik zugelassen
  • Rating: good Helps to avoid harmful effects to the skin from external factors
  • Rating: very good schützt vor freien Radikale
7695-91-2 / 58-95-7
231-710-0 / 200-405-4

Studies, literature and statements on Tocopheryl Acetate

  • Springer Lexikon Kosmetik, page 422

    Antioxidant, radical capturer. Recommended material.

  • Wikipedia

    Vitamin E is a general nomenclature for a group of (up to today) eight fat-soluble substances with antioxidative and non-antioxidative effects. Vitamin E is a component of all membranes in animal cells, but is constructed only from photosynthetically active organisms such as plants and cyanobacteria. Four of the eight known vitamin E forms are called tocopherols. The most meaningful for humans which comes from nature in connection with vitamin E activity is alpha tocopherol

    Vitamin E is manufactured as a synthetic and also as a racemic mixture. Synthetic tocopherol is however relatively instable and is therefore still mixed with an acetyl group. see also di-alpha-tocopherylacetate. The biological effect of dl-a-Tocopherylacetate is not identical to natural vitamin E, because the human body can better decompose dl-a-Tocopherylacetate. The reason for this is: In the liver, one finds dl-a-Tocopherol transfer protein (a-TTP) which is responsible in for the transport of vitamin E via VLDL into the blood circulation, and has the highest affinity to natural a-Tocopherol

  • Kosmetik Lexikon, page 172

    Is mostly derived from synthetically produced vitamin E. It is resistant to light and air (oxygen). It is readily absorbed by the skin and has a healing effect. The effect is less pronounced than that of unaltered tocopherol.

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