Natural Super Vitamin E lotion

Do you want deep and penetrating results? O'Yes!
Before you start thinking about something else ... I'm just writing about O'Yes! tocotrienol-enriched moisturiser made by Hovid Bhd.

The Vitamin E family is made up of tocopherols and tocotrienols.

Currently, many of the Vitamin E lotion you get from pharmacies are using tocopherols which does not really protect your skin from the searing heat of the sun. Tocopherols deplete very quickly when exposed to the sun.

On the other hand, when natural super vitamin E-fortified lotion is applied on the skin, the active nutrient (tocotrienols) will help pull their lame sisters (tocopherols) deep into the cell renewing layers, even after sun exposure. There, the tocotrienols and tocopherols anti-oxidants will fight off harmful free radicals that cause rapid skin aging.

Since I'm almost always driving to assignments under the hot sun, I decided to try the O'Yes! moisturiser sample (fortified with tocotrienols, tocopherols and carotenes extracted from palm oil) that Ipoh-based Hovid Bhd gave to journalists. Not bad ... so far, my skin texture has improved a bit la.

11 Responses to Natural Super Vitamin E lotion

  1. My friend is 45 years old but she looks like 33. I just came to know she has been using OYes for years and no other products except cleanser. I have just started and I hope to get the same results like her.

  2. After reading your blog, I went to search for it at the pharmacy next door. I bought the smaller one (RM52 per 15f tube), the big jar 45g size costs RM120. Will try out and see, does it help whitening my skin also?

  3. Dear Ma'am,

    I am pleased to see your posting on tocotrienol (natural super vitamin E, as you called it)and skin health.

    I believe that your readers would like to know more about this unique form of vitamin E called tocotrienols in skin nutrition.

    Allow me to share the following information with you and your readers on the science of Tocomin® natural full spectrum palm tocotrienol complex (super vitamin E) in skin nutrition vis a vis anti-aging :-

    As all of us are aware, Vitamin E, synthetic or natural is widely used in the cosmetic/personal care industry. The main reason for the use of vitamin E was for its antioxidant properties in the protection of skin against the onslaught of free radicals or oxidative stress caused by chemical insult and UV rays in our daily atmosphere. Most of the Vitamin E used in cosmetic is mainly of the tocopherol form (synthetic and natural forms).

    Fueled by the many recent scientific publications on the benefits of tocotrienols in cosmetic application and women's health, the use of tocotrienol as a more potent form of vitamin E (40 - 60 times more potent than the normal alpha-tocopherol vitamin E and its preferential accumulation in the strata corneum of the skin), has been gaining tremendous attention in the oral and topical cosmetic and personal care industry. Exciting science and research are being conducted on tocotrienol for its superior protection of skin and skin aging compared to tocopherol.

    Dr. Nicholas Perricone (Dermatologist at the Yale Medical Center), in his NY Times' best seller book - "The Wrinkle Cure", advocated the use of tocotrienols (High Performance Vitamin E) in cream to promote skin health and prevent skin aging.

    Tocotrienols and tocopherols are members of the Vitamin E family. While very similar in structure, tocotrienol differ in that it has an unsaturated side chain compared to a saturated side chain in tocopherol. Due to its unsaturated side chain, tocotrienol has exhibited numerous unique and additional biological activities, which are not shown by tocopherol. As such, tocotrienol has been touted as the Vitamin E of the 21st Century.

    The research on tocotrienols in the protection of skin has been fairly new ie : less than 8 years. Many more research is currently being conducted either by companies or universities to understand and evaluate the efficacy of tocotrienols in skin protection and skin nourishment. Scientists believe that tocotrienol plays a major and important role in the protection of the skin especially in the prevention of oxidative stress and skin anti-aging and wound-healing as per your application.

    Basically one can formulate tocotrienols in two broad types of product - topical cosmetics (creams, moisturizers, night cream, antioxidant cream, etc) as in OYES Hovid and oral cosmetics / cosmeceuticals (mainly soft-gel capsules ie: "Inside-Out" Effect / "Beauty from Within")as in Tocovid SupraBio 50mg (Hovid).

    Essentially, these are the known benefits of tocotrienols (Super Vitamin E) over tocopherol (regular vitamin E) for skin nutrition and nourishment :-

    i) Tocotrienol is a natural member of the Vitamin E and it is a much more potent antioxidant (40-60 times in biological system) compared to the tocopherol. Hence confer better and efficient protection against the onslaught of free radicals generated in the skin (Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 1991; 10 : 263 - 275)

    ii) Fluidity properties of tocotrienols - Tocotrienols, with their unsaturated side chain, allow them to pass through the membrane bi-layer (mainly made up of unsaturated fatty acid) in a more efficient manner and faster rate compared to the all saturated tocopherol. (Suzuki YJ, Tsuchiya M, et al., Biochemistry, 1993; 32 : pp : 10692 –10699; Packer L, et al., Biochemistry, 1993; 32 (40) : pp : 10692 – 10699)

    iii) Tocotrienol, either through oral or topical application has been shown to preferentially accumulate at the strata corneum (upper most 5 micron of the skin). Our body preferentially accumulates tocotrienols form of vitamin E in the skin. The poly-unsaturated isoprenoid side chain of tocotrienols allows them to move efficiently and effectively across the unsaturated cell bilayer membrane when compared to alpha-tocopherol. Being a more potent antioxidant, it is the skin's first line defense (Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1997; 6(1) : 63 - 67; J. Nutr. Sci. Vitaminol., 2000; 46(3) : 141-3).

    iv) Since tocotrienol is a more potent biological antioxidant, it confers greater protection against oxidative damage and also is the skin's first line of defense against UV-induced oxidative damage. Hence tocotrienol actually preserves tocopherols in the skin (Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 1997; 22(5) :761 - 769).

    v) Studies also showed that tocotrienols do prevent skin aging and oxidation of the collagen matrix under the skin (FEBS Letter, 1997; 401; 167 - 170).

    vi) Researchers at the School of Medicine, Tokai University, Japan found that administration of palm tocotrienol complex resulted in a reduction of oxidative stress risks and hence may be a possible compound for anti-aging. Oxidative damage due to free radicals or reactive oxygen species has been implicated in the process of aging (“Free Radical Theory of Aging”). It was found that palm tocotrienol complex significantly prevented protein oxidation and reduced the accumulation of protein carbonyl (a good indicator of oxidative stress during aging). In this study, the researchers used C. elegans, a fascinating long worm whose entire collection of genes has literary been read, making it probably the most completely understood organism. Thus, it provides scientists with an ideal model in learning crucial lessons about many diseases such as aging, cancer, muscular dystrophies, etc. Palm tocotrienol complex recovered the mean life span of the UVB irradiated group compared to the non-irradiated group, whereas alpha-tocopherol administration did not give a significant recovery. This indicates that palm tocotrienol complex has a greater protective function against acute oxidative stress induced by UVB irradiation compared to the regular alpha-tocopherol vitamin E (J. Gerontol. A. Biol. Sci. Med. Sci., 2000; 55(6) : B280-285).

    v) Carotech was reecently granted a US Patent No : 7,211,274 for tocotrienol in promoting hair growth. Prof. KH Yuen and colleagues from the University of Science Malaysia conducted the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the effect of Tocomin SupraBioTM Full Spectrum Palm Tocotrienol Complex on hair growth. 28 subjects were randomized to receive either 50mg of tocotrienol complex (Tocominâ SupraBioTM) or placebo, twice daily after food over a period of 8 months. Hair count in the area (2 x 2 cm) of hair thinning and weight of hair (20 strands) were conducted at each visits. At the end of the supplementation period, all subjects in the tocotrienol group had positive response, recoding in the number of hair in the evaluation area. An average of 41.8% increase in the number of hair was observed after 8-month tocotrienol supplementation, with :-

    8 volunteers (40.0%) showed > 50% hair growth

    1 volunteer (5.0%) showed 25-50% hair growth

    9 volunteers (45.0%) showed 10-25% hair growth

    1 volunteer (5.0%) showed < 10% hair growth

    Supplementation with Tocomin SupraBioTM Full Spectrum palm Tocotrienol Complex may promotes hair growth and increase the number of hair in individuals experiencing hair loss.

    I would also like invite you anmd your readers to visit the leading educational website for tocotrienol : This website is dedicated to the dissemination of information about tocotrienol to the general public/consumers. It is not technical though.

    Thank you

    WH Leong
    VP, Carotech Inc

  4. Want deep and penetrating results?Oh-YES.
    Is that Carotech's phrase or your phrase?
    It's pretty cheeky though!

  5. O'Yes cream is available at Hovid Pharmacy at No.40, Jalan TPJ 10, Taman Perindustrian Jaya, Subang, Petaling Jaya 47200 Selangor.
    You can also call (03) 7847 4388 / 1 800 88 2228 to find out more.

    O'Yes Cream 45g - RM 116.00
    O'Yes Cream 15g - RM 48.00

  6. Thank you Mr Leong for the very informative writeup. I am a regular consumer & user of tocopherol based vitamin E. Shall certainly switch over as soon as existing stock finishes.

    Mr Yoges
    Any direct sale agent for O'yes in Bangsar? Called 7847 4388 but respondant did not call back to provide the info as promised.

  7. Call Eric See at (012)316-1068, he is the assistant sales manager of Hovid Pharmacy, he is very friendly and helpful.

  8. Thanks for the info. I have purchased 12 big jars at a very much reduced price of an expiring product from AA & trying it out now. Hopefully it will work better than other vitamin E creams.

  9. love to try this O Yes Cream, I'm currently on oral of Hovid Suprabio 50mg just get 3 days and so far feel nothing yet as i belive time will tell.

    Where can get this cream in Kluang Johor

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