There is a lot of misinformation on the internet about the correct input of vitamin E to use in formulas – to protect the formula. For such a simple selection, there is also a lot of confusion over which is the best form to use for antioxidant protection.
Did you know:
- There are some forms of vitamin E that will provide antioxidant activity to the skin but not protect the formula at all and
- Too much vitamin E can have a pro-oxidant effect in your formula?
In this video, Belinda clarifies the best forms of vitamin E to provide antioxidant protection to a formula; and then uses different inputs of vitamin E in a highly oxidisable cream under various conditions to show you what inputs work best. She also shows when too much of a good thing turns bad!
Watch this video to see how to test your formulas for oxidative stability when using Vitamin E and what is the best input for highly oxidisable cream formulas.
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13 Responses to “Making Cosmetics with Vitamin E Antioxidant”
I like very much about apresentation of Vitamina E . A question: I can to use in association d-alpha vitamin E with Vitamina E Acetate. Is there synergism betwen them?
There will be no benefit to your formula with the addition of acetate; but it will provide antioxidant benefits for your skin. This video looks specifically at anti-oxidant protection for the formula which the acetate form won’t help with. Happy formulating!
Thanks for creating this formula, it was very helpful. One thing I’m wondering about is the connection between oils, vitamins, and pro-oxidation. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
I have not conducted specific studies on this, you could prepare a similar study to how I ran my Vitamin E tests with your chosen materials and observe results to find out. It could depend on a variety of factors so working with your specific variants would give you specific results. Happy formulating!
I have a question for you
You said that Vit E has different act in formulation, like Acetate form is better for skin and d form or mixed form are good to protect the formulation as antioxidant, so can I mix them if I want both benefits in my formulation?
Is it will works well together? The base ingredients that I use in my formulations are vegetables and essentials oils, I make natural candle massage and I thought that will be good have both benefits
Thank you so much.
You can use both in your formula – just remember to use enough of the non-acetate form to protect your formula, and any extra or acetate form you use will then have benefits to the skin. Happy formulating!
Hi Belinda, thank you for your video.
I have a question for you. You talk about how the excess of Tocopherol has a Pro-oxidant effect, but, has the Tocopheryl Acetate the same effect? Could an excess of Acetate form produce pro-oxidation?
Please note the acetate form of vitamin E will not protect your formula from oxidation – it won’t add to pro-oxidation either. It is an antioxidant for the skin and does not impact or protect the formula. Happy formulating!
Hi Belinda, thank you for a great video.
You talk about d-alpha-tocopherol, dl-alpha-tocopherol and tocopherol acetate. What is tocoperhyl acetate?
These are all different forms of vitamin E; the acetate form will provide antioxidant protection to the skin, but not to the formula. When purchasing a vitamin E, please check to ensure you are purchasing/using the correct form in your formulas, for the type of antioxidant protection you want to achieve (skin or formula).
Thank you for the video.
My question is on the mixed tocopherol. Did you say it provide both skin benefit and formula protection or formula protection only.
Tocopherol provides antioxidant benefits to the formula and your skin – but it protects the formula most importantly. You can add tocopherol acetate if you want as well but just remember it does not protect the formula. Mixed tocopherols (tocopherols only) tend to have the best antioxidant protection for the formula. Happy formulating!
Dear Benin Queen:
Acetate won’t protect your formula; you will need to add the appropriate amount of antioxidant to your formula depending on the oxidation potential of your formula to ensure sufficient protection. Always check by conducting stability testing. Happy formulating!