Vitamin E

The antioxidant powerhouse personal care ingredient

Quali-E: effective skin production with environmentally friendly technology

The most widely used active ingredient in the beauty industry, Vitamin E has proven antioxidant effects, enhances moisturization and strengthens the skin barrier. Vitamin E helps to counteract the appearance of inflammation linked to oxidative processes through downregulation of its mediators. As one of the most powerful oil-soluble antioxidants and free-radical scavengers available today, Vitamin E plays a crucial role in oxidative regeneration of skin exposed to stressors.

dsm-firmenich Quali-E vitamin represents a highly climate-friendly sourcing option with 57% less greenhouse gas emissions (in kg CO2 eq./kg) compared to coal-based production supply. Among other impact reduction efforts, the use of renewable energy mainly generated by our wood-chip fired power plant in Sisseln, Switzerland, enables dsm-firmenich Quali-E vitamin to have such a low carbon footprint.

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The lower carbon footprint translates to a saving of:

Tons of CO 22

Did you know that this saving is equivalent to the entire carbon sequestered by

Tree seedlings grown for 10 years


The information and the results provided herein are based on an LCA performed in accordance with ISO 14040/14044 methodology and the dsm-firmenich LCA policy, and reviewed following the critical review procedures of ISO 14071. The information is provided “as is”, without guarantee, warranty or representation of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to as to their accuracy or completeness, their fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement of third parties’ intellectual property rights, and their use.

The comparative calculations are enabled based on a scenario analysis done comparing the product footprint of Vitamin E produced by dsm-firmenich to a reference scenario using secondary data from reputable LCA data providers and the comparative conclusions are not in scope for the ISO compliance review and is provided only as additional reference information, without the intention to support any explicit comparative assertions.

Product Features

  • Vitamin E is available in several natural and synthetic forms for the personal care application:
    • The Vitamin E acetate forms, d-α-Tocopheryl Acetate and dl-α-Tocopheryl Acetate, are extremely stable in formulations and therefore the compounds of choice for cosmetic preparations with maximum vitamin efficacy. 
    • The tocopherol forms dl-α -Tocopherol and Mixed Tocopherols are mostly used to stabilize oxygen-sensitive ingredients in cosmetic formulations, to enhance the shelf-life of the formulation. 


  • Helps to protect beautiful and healthy-looking skin. 
  • Helps improving skin resilience induced by damages from urban pollutants. 
  • Helps to enhance skin sensation by soothing. 
  • Helps in skin softening & improves appearance of skin with acne and blemishes. 
  • Significantly strengthens the skin barrier, even with rinse-off products containing α-tocopherol in concentrations of less than 0.2%. 
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Mode of Action

The protecting effects of Vitamin E are manifold and reported in many publications. But its central role is that of a strong antioxidant, capturing free oxygen radicals generated by exposure to UV-light or pollution and preventing damages.

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