Vitamin E is fat-soluble vitamin (the most abundant antioxidant stored in body fat) and is found in a variety of natural sources such as vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, dark green leafy vegetables and whole grains. Vitamin E is primarily used as an antioxidant to protect cells against free radicals.
With regard to skin care, vitamin E is listed simply as “tocopherol.” It is used as an antioxidant to protect skin against pollutants and help prevent premature aging. It aids in protecting the skin and prevents moisture loss. Vitamin E can further encourage wound, burn and scar healing. Exposure to sunlight, however, can reduce the amount of vitamin E found on the skin.
At Salve, we use natural tocopherol in our products for the above reasons; but also because it is a natural preservative, delaying the onset of rancidity in fats and oils, extending product shelf life.
Some of Salve’s products have a low-alpha mix of tocopherols that contain eight naturally occurring compounds (the fractions are called alpha, beta, delta, epsilon, eta, gamma and zeta tocopherol, and the four tocotrienols).
Content of Tocopherol in Salve Products:
d-alpha tocopherol: 20 max mg/g
d-beta tocopherol: 35 max mg/g
d-gamma tocopherol: 300 min mg/g
d-delta tocopherol: 80 min mg/g
Total Content Tocopherol: 500+ mg/g
Since the alpha tocopherol activity is most responsible for the effectiveness of the product, the potency of Vitamin E oil is measured by its alpha tocopherol content (e.g. d-alpha) While each of these compounds exhibits different biological activities, d-alpha tocopherol has the highest biological activity and is the most widely available form of vitamin E in food.
Use one drop on scar, lips, or for general skin application. For use as eye serum, mix one drop SALVE's Vitamin E and one drop SALVE's Rose Hip Seed Oil and dab under and around the eye. To use as facial moisturizer, dampen face and hands and apply one drop Vitamin E and two drops Rose Hip Seed Oil and gently massage onto clean face/neck.
Ingredients: Mixed Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E) NOT ACETATE
This information is for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.