Tocopherol/Vitamin E

Tocopherol or Vitamin E is an important fat-soluble antioxidant and has been in use for more than 50 years in dermatology. It is an important ingredient in many cosmetic products. It protects the skin from various deleterious effects due to solar radiation by acting as a free-radical scavenger.


  • Antioxidant Protection: Tocopherol acts as a potent antioxidant, combating free radicals generated by UV rays, pollution, and other environmental stressors. This protection helps prevent oxidative damage, supporting skin health and reducing premature ageing signs caused by free radical exposure.
  • Moisture Retention and Hydration: As a natural emollient, Tocopherol aids in sealing moisture into the skin, promoting hydration and preventing moisture loss. This quality contributes to softer, smoother skin and helps improve overall skin texture.
  • Anti-Inflammatory Effects: Tocopherol exhibits mild anti-inflammatory properties, soothing irritated or inflamed skin. It can assist in calming redness, sensitivity, and soothing discomfort caused by various skin conditions.
  • Skin Healing and Repair: With its ability to support skin cell regeneration, Tocopherol aids in repairing damaged skin cells and promoting a faster healing process for minor wounds, scars, or blemishes.
  • UV Protection: While not a replacement for sunscreen, Tocopherol has shown some photoprotective properties, providing an additional layer of defence against UV damage when used alongside SPF products.