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TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

CAS Number 7695-91-2 / 58-95-7
Chem/IUPAC Name: 3,4-Dihydro-2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-(4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)-2H-benzopyran-6-yl acetate
EINECS/ELINCS No: 231-710-0 / 200-405-4
COSING REF No: 38627
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Tocopheryl Acetate is a type of vitamin E that is commonly used in cosmetics and personal care products. Its chemical formula is C31H52O3 and appears as a yellowish, viscous liquid. Tocopheryl Acetate is known for its antioxidant properties which help protect the skin from environmental stressors such as pollution and UV radiation. Additionally, it is often used in skincare products due to its ability to improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and promote healthy-looking skin. Tocopheryl Acetate is also gluten-free, making it safe for those with gluten sensitivities.

What is TOCOPHERYL ACETATE used for?

Tocopheryl Acetate is quite a popular ingredient when it comes to cosmetics and personal care due to its antioxidant properties. It is often used to improve the texture and appearance of hair and skin and can be found in a wide range of products.
  • Skin care: It helps in improving the texture of the surface and reduces the appearance of fine lines. This promotes healthy-looking skin and makes the ingredient effective for anti-aging formulations
  • Hair care: It is also used in hair care products such as shampoos and conditioners as it nourishes and strengthens the shafts. Protecting hair from environmental stressors, this ingredient prevents breakage and damage resulting in overall healthier hair and scalp
  • Cosmetic products: It helps in extending the shelf life of products like lipsticks, foundations, and eye shadows, and preventing them from becoming rancid. It also improves the texture and application of these products, making them smoother and more blendable

Origin

Tocopheryl Acetate is typically made through a chemical reaction between tocopherol (a natural form of vitamin E) and acetic acid. The resulting compound is a synthetic form of vitamin E that has the same antioxidant properties as the natural form. Tocopheryl Acetate can also be derived from natural sources such as soybean oil, where the tocopherol is extracted and then chemically modified to produce Tocopheryl Acetate.

What does TOCOPHERYL ACETATE do in a formulation?

  • Antioxidant
  • Skin conditioning

Safety profile

Tocopheryl Acetate is a safe ingredient for both skin and hair. It does not have any common side effects like irritation and sensitivity. A patch test is not required, it is recommended on sensitive skin. Tocopheryl Acetate is also non-comedogenic, meaning it is unlikely to clog pores and cause acne or breakouts. Additionally, Tocopheryl Acetate is vegan and halal-friendly.

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Technical profile

Property Values
Boiling Point 320°C
Melting Point 28-30°C
Solubility Insoluble in water
Viscosity Low
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