Vitamin E Acetate. Once absorbed it slowly penetrates the skin and provides antioxidant effects and protection against the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
Tocopheryl acetate is used as an alternative to tocopherol itself because the phenolic hydroxyl group is blocked, providing a less acidic product with a longer shelf life. The acetate is slowly hydrolyzed once it is absorbed into the skin, regenerating tocopherol and providing protection against the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Tocopheryl acetate is also known as vitamin E acetate. It is the ester of acetic acid and tocopherol (vitamin E). Tocopheryl acetate is not oxidized and can penetrate through the skin to the living cells, where about 5% is converted to free tocopherol and provides beneficial antioxidant effects.