Clear Vitamin E (dl-alpha-tocopheryl acetate). Clear Vitamin E is fat soluble and almost completely colorless, sometimes having a light yellowish hue to it. This synthetic compound is known for its antioxidant properties and can be added to formulas to help protect finished goods from oxidation and rancidity. Vitamin E is a preferred additive for food and cosmetic products for antioxidant properties because it does not significantly affect the color of the end product. Dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate is highly active in the human body, making it a preferred Vitamin E compound. This Vitamin E, or dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate, has an activity measurement of 1000 I.U.s per gram. Vitamin E has a number of applications and is widely used in the food manufacturing industry as well as in various cosmetics.