Also known as Vitamin E, Tocopheryl Acetate acts as a protective antioxidant—not only protecting skin from environmental stressors such as pollution, but also protecting ingredients in a formulation from breaking down as quickly as they might without this ingredient.
“It’s one thing for a formulation to be potent when it’s first made, but you want to maintain that potency over time so it’s just as powerful when you use the very last drop. There are two ways of doing that: (1) By adding ingredients like vitamin E to help keep the ingredients stable; (2) By using what we call “high performance packaging.” High performance packaging, when it comes to topical skincare formulations, protects from both light and oxygen. Look for airless technology such as an airless pump, and make sure the packaging is opaque, so no light can penetrate it.”
- Dr. Whitney Bowe Beauty, Board-Certified Dermatologist, Scientist, Founder