Skip to main content

Do I Need To Avoid Tocopherol Acetate if I React to Tocopherals?

Title Image
Photo by pmv chamara on Unsplash
Is Tocopherol the same as Tocopherol Acetate when listed on the ingredients list?

Yes, tocopherol is the same as tocopherol acetate when listed on ingredient lists. Vitamin E, also known as tocopherol, is a nutrient or fat-soluble vitamin found in the body. Other names include:

  • alpha-tocopherol
  • gamma-tocopherol
  • Vitamin E

Tocopherols are commonly found in nuts, seeds, vegetable oils, and green leafy vegetables. These extracts can be used in:

  • Cosmetics
  • Creams
  • Lotions
  • Ointments
  • Sunscreens
  • Deodorants
  • Lipstick
  • Anti-aging creams

It is an anti-inflammatory agent. It helps nerves and muscles work well. It prevents blood clots and helps the immune system fight off infections.

Some individuals can develop a contact allergy or irritant contact dermatitis to it. Typical symptoms include skin redness, swelling, itching, and fluid-filled blisters.

Avoid these ingredients if you have a contact allergy or irritant contact dermatitis caused by tocopherol. Discuss your symptoms with your healthcare provider.

Allergy, Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Answered by

John M. James, MD, is a board-certified allergist. He is also President of Food Allergy Consulting and Education Services, LLC. He has worked as a medical specialist in the field of allergy, asthma, and immunology for over 30 years. Dr. James received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee. He is board certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.

Reviewed and Answered

Add Comment

Comments (0)

Link copied to your clipboard.