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Personal Care & Cosmetics Applications:

Antares Vitamin E TPGS has application in Cosmetic and Personal Care formulations as an emulsifier/co-emulsifer for lipophilic actives or ingredients while simultaneously providing a water-soluble source of natural vitamin E.

Typical Uses in Personal Care & Cosmetics:

PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS (solubilizer for active ingredients)

  • Eye drops
  • Nasal sprays
  • Mouth Rinses
  • Lip Balms
  • Syrups 

COSMETICS (topical vitamin E and solubilizer for active ingredients)

  • Creams
  • Lotions


Formulating Advantages of Antares Vitamin E TPGS:

  • Available in NF grade, Food Grade (FG) and non-GMO grade (SF)
  • Long history (50 years) of safe use
  • Readily mixes with water, lipids, oils and poorly-soluble ingredients
  • Readily forms emulsions of lipids and oils
  • Ethanol free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-Irritating
  • The International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) lists Vitamin E TPGS as Tocophersolan.

If you need additional assistance regarding the use of Antares Vitamin E TPGS in your specific application, please Contact Us


For basic handling and use guidelines for Antares Vitamin E TPGS, see How To Use TPGS.


Download Safety Data Sheet, Product Data Sheet and additional product documentation from our Documentation page. 


Selected References:

  1. Ahuja M, Dhake AS, Sharma SK, Majumdar DK. Topical ocular delivery of NSAIDs. AAPS J. 2008 Jun;10(2):229-41.
  2. Aydemir O, Celebi S, Yilmaz T, Yekeler H, Kükner AS. Protective effects of vitamin E forms (alpha-tocopherol, gamma-tocopherol and d-alpha-tocopherol polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate) on retinal edema during ischemia-reperfusion injury in the guinea pig retina. Int Ophthalmol. 2004 Oct-Dec;25(5-6):283-9.
  3. Le Bourlais CA, Chevanne F, Turlin B, Acar L, Zia H, Sado PA, Needham TE, Leverge R. Effect of cyclosporine A formulations on bovine corneal absorption: ex-vivo study. J Microencapsul. 1997 Jul-Aug;14(4):457-67.