Ingredient Spotlight: Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Ingredient Spotlight: Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

By: bmbAdmin | 20 Apr 2015

The name “Vitamin E” doesn’t refer to just one compound – in fact, Vitamin E refers to eight different chemical compounds found in nature. Alpha-tocopherol, or simply tocopherol, is the only one of the eight compounds known to meet health requirements in humans.

Tocopherol has numerous skin care benefits 

Skin care in general is very reliant on antioxidants, especially when it comes to anti-aging skin care – and tocopherol is one of the best antioxidant sources. The powerful antioxidant properties in Vitamin E (tocopherol) help reduce free-radical damage – caused by environmental factors such as pollution or UV rays, or lifestyle factors such as smoking and stress. Tocopherol is also known to protect the cells that produce elastin and collagen – another anti-aging benefit of Vitamin E.

Tocopherol is an excellent moisturizer 

Vitamin E has both humectant and emollient properties, meaning it helps draw moisture to the skin – from the environment, or from the middle layer of the skin to the outer layer, and it helps “seal” moisture into the skin, while making it feel softer and smoother.

Tocopherol helps heal skin 

Vitamin E is well known to help burned skin heal faster, with less overall damage. But it can help more than burns. Tocopherols effectively treat dry skin, abrasions, and other skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema.

Bel Mondo masks contain tocopherol You will notice that Bel Mondo feels strongly about the benefits of tocopherols. Tocopherol’s antioxidant properties make it perfect for our Anti-Aging Mask, its moisturizing properties are utilized in our Ultra-Hydrating Mask, and its healing properties boost the effectiveness of our Calming Mask.

For most skin care concerns, incorporating tocopherols into your skin care routine is a great idea. It’s moisturizing, protecting, and healing – all great things when it comes to taking care of your skin.

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