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Vitamin E: A Skin Care Ally

By: Peter T. Pugliese, MD
Posted: August 27, 2009, from the September 2009 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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a Alcohols are chemical compounds that contain one or more hydroxyl groups, often at the end of the compound.

b All these carbon atoms are numbered, but we really do not need to know that for our purpose.