Our database includes 7841 products that contain Tocopherol.

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Written by Jacob Laboissonniere | Last updated July 31, 2023 | Published May 22, 2020

You should know

What it is

Vitamin E


Good for Dry Skin
Scar Healing


Comedogenic Rating:   0-3
Irritancy Rating:   0-3


Tocopherol (also known as Vitamin E) is a common antioxidant used to help protect the skin from free-radicals and strengthen the skin barrier. It's also fat soluble - this means our skin is great at absorbing it.

Vitamin E also helps keep your natural skin lipids healthy. Your lipid skin barrier naturally consists of lipids, ceramides, and fatty acids. Vitamin E offers extra protection for your skin’s lipid barrier, keeping your skin healthy and nourished.

Another benefit is a bit of UV protection. Vitamin E helps reduce the damage caused by UVB rays. (It should not replace your sunscreen). Combining it with Vitamin C can decrease sunburned cells and hyperpigmentation after UV exposure.

You might have noticed Vitamin E + C often paired together. This is because it is great at stabilizing Vitamin C. Using the two together helps increase the effectiveness of both ingredients.

There are often claims that Vitamin E can reduce/prevent scarring, but these claims haven't been confirmed by scientific research.

People also like: Niacinamide, Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid

People also dislike: Niacinamide, Parfum, Glycerin

Also known as: Vitamin E

Tocopherol is a common cosmetic ingredient, with about 30.1% of the products in our database containing it.

Community Stats

805 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who like it πŸ’–

Often have the following skin types:

Dry Sensitive

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Fine Lines β€’ Dryness β€’ Wrinkles β€’ Dullness

Users who dislike it πŸ’”

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Oily

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Fungal Acne β€’ Sensitivity β€’ Redness β€’ Acne

Where it's used

Tocopherol is most often found as ingredient number 21 within an ingredient list.

Of the 10 products in our database that have a known concentration of Tocopherol, we've seen concentrations from 0% to 10% specified within their ingredient lists.

These are the categories of products that use Tocopherol the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 80273
  • EC #: Β 200-201-5 / 240-747-1 / 233-466-0 / 204-299-0 /215-798-8 / - / 218-197-9 / 200-412-2 / -
  • All Functions: Antioxidant, Masking, Skin Conditioning
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.