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Showing posts with label dermatologist. Show all posts
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Saturday, October 08, 2005

Vitamin E, tocotrienol and tocopherol

Vitamin E is no stranger to the world of skincare. Combined with vitamin A and C, the trio are a powerful anti-oxidant force in fighting free radicals that cause premature aging. But, after seven years of research, Dr Saadiah Sulaiman, a dermatologist at Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and her team have discovered tocotrienol, the predecessor to the common form of vitamin E, tocopherol.

According to Dr Saadiah, tocotrienols are 40-60 times more effective than tocopherol in neutralising free radicals. Due to its chemical structure, it is easily absorbed by cells and able to reduce skin redness caused by sun exposure. Indirectly, this prevents pigmentation, a common beauty woe of Asian women.
Interestingly, Dr Saadiah further discovered that this moisturising vitamin not only protected skin during sun exposure but also after, unlike sunblock. But she cautions: “Although tocotrienols protect skin from sun damage, it is not as good as SPF15 so you still need a sunblock.”

Made in Malaysia

What better source to harness the goodness of vitamin E than our very own palm oil. And with the recent discovery of tocotrienol, Malaysians are making full use of this vitamin in locally made skincare, Activ-E.
Activ-E was formulated based on clinical studies conducted on Tocotrienols and a combination of botanical extracts. Manufactured according to pharmaceutical standards, Activ-E addresses all the different skin types.

In Malaysia, a Mesdaq listing company Carotech Bhd, a subsidiary of second board listed pharmaceutical company Hovid Bhd manufacture tocotrienols and claim they control 80% of world market of tocotrienols.

Carotech Bhd a home grow biotechnology company shares price has rise for the past few weeks as they manufacturer biodiesel product which can substitude oil and petroleum and benefit from recent Budget 2006.

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