This chemical acts as an antioxidant most commonly found in cosmetic and topical agents. Skin contact with Alpha-Tocopherol or product that use Alpha Tocopherol may results in an allergic contact dermatitis. Oral intake of Alpha- Tocopherol (Vitamin E) does NOT cause allergic reactions, however, topical applications on sensitized individuals may cause a delayed allergic contact dermatitis or immediate allergic urticaria.
Please be aware that if your spouse or significant other uses topical skin care products that contain this chemical, skin-to-skin transfer may occur to you.
Always check products labels and use only ingredient labeled products that do not list this chemical or its synonyms.
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