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VITAMIN E: A VITAMIN IN COSMETIC PRODUCTS

You’re browsing down the cosmetic aisle and you pick up a product that interests you. Before buying the product, have you ever considered looking at the ingredient label and see what’s in these products? Have you ever wondered if these lotions can actually provide vitamins to your body? Next time you go shopping for cosmetics, look for a product that has an ingredient called Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate).

Vitamin E, an antioxidant that protects your body tissue from damage caused by unstable substances called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, tissues and even organs. It has been claimed by dermatologists that free radicals play a role in certain conditions associated with aging. Studies have shown that Vitamin E reduces UV-induce erythema, sunburn cell formation, and lipid peroxidation. It has also been stated that these clinical improvements performed by Vitamin E can decrease skin wrinkling.

As Tocopherol is the primary active form of Vitamin E, its esters such as Vitamin E Acetate have also been showing to be very active. It has been reported that Vitamin E in combination with Vitamin A produces increased storage of Vitamin A when applied topically. Statistics show that Vitamin E is popular in cosmetic products as a moisturizing/antioxidant ingredient. Vitamin E can improve the skin texture and the moisture content in the skin. Cosmetic chemists also state that Vitamin E prevents melanin deposits, promotes hair growth and improves the stability of cosmetic products.

Across the globe, Vitamin E is now being implemented in many cosmetic products. You can find Vitamin E in lotions, sunscreens, age-defying creams, and even lipsticks. So next time you’re browsing through the cosmetic aisle, consider looking for Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate) on the ingredient label of the product container.

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