Tocopherol

Used in skincare as an antioxidant because of their Vitamin E activity.

There are four types of tocopherol; alpha (the most antioxidant), beta, gamma and delta. There amount of likeness to Vitamin E depends on the number of methyl groups they have attached to the first benzene ring. The more methyl groups there are the more antioxidant properties they have.

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