Vitamin E creams and supplements are easy to find at any pharmacy or drugstore, but did you know that the name “Vitamin E” actually refers to eight chemical compounds found in nature?
Alpha, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocopherol, and alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocotrienol (say those three times fast) are the eight compounds that form vitamin E, and are commonly referred to as tocopherols.
These natural compounds are extremely high in antioxidants and shown to combat the damaging effects of things like pollution, UV, poor nutrition and aging on the skin. As a result, vitamin E is thought to have a “firming and tightening” effect on the skin.
Tocopherols also act as a natural preservatives, which makes them especially handy in cosmetics – no need to mess with substances like formaldehyde or parabens for long-use products.
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