Tocopherol T-50 (Natural Vitamin E) is an anti-oxidant that is processed in a manner to minimize deterioration. Vitamin E derived from natural soy NONGMO sources has a higher biological activity on a weight basis than Vitamin E derived from synthetic sources.
Tocopherol is Vitamin E in the alcohol form; a hydroxyl group (-OH) is positioned on the aromatic ring at position 6. This hydroxyl group acts as a hydrogen donor which allows for the antioxidant effect of Vitamin E, limiting free-radical damage to other molecules. Because the hydroxyl group of Vitamin E gives itself up to oxidation so readily, tocopherols degrade when exposed to oxygen, high temperatures or metal ions. In order or maintain stability tocopherols should be stored in airtight containers and at cool temperatures.
Vitamin E has long been considered the most important oil-Soluble antioxidant and free-radical scavenger with studies indicating that Vitamin E can perform these noted functions when applied topically. The international units (IU) per gram are 400. If you need an all natural product this is the Vitamin E to use. If you want a less expensive alternative use the Vitamin E Acetate.
Usage rate of the Vitamin E Natural is 0.1 to 0.25% (that is 1/10th to 1/4 of a percent) .5% is enough in lip balm however
Common Uses of Vitamin E
- Anti-aging creams and lotions
- UV protective products
- Effective in the treatment of burns
- Benefits of Vitamin E
- Photoprotectant and helps protect cellular membrane from free-radical damage
- Protects against oxidation
- Absorbs well into the skin
Improves skin's water bindng ability
- Improves appearance of rough, dry and damaged skin
INCI Name: Tocopherol
This product is gluten-free and non-GMO.