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Retinyl Palmitate

Vitamin A derivative

Retinyl Palmitate

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Retinyl palmitate is usually made using palm oil and retinol, but it can be made using palmitic acid from coconuts.

Is Retinyl Palmitate Faithful to Nature?


Retinyl palmitate is a remarkably beneficial ingredient that can be made sustainably. Vitamin A type ingredients are however not without potential risk and it’s very important to use products containing them as directed.

Benefits: Why is Retinyl Palmitate Used?

Effective Conditioner

Retinyl palmitate conditions the skin, reducing dryness and flakiness.

Makes Skin Glow

Retinyl palmitate may enhance the rate of skin cell turnover, for a rejuvenated glow.

Collagen Booster

Retinyl palmitate is a dietary source of essential vitamin A and can therefore protect existing collagen and boost new collagen production.

Gentle Vitamin A form

Retinyl palmitate is a gentle, skin-friendly form of vitamin A (compared to retinol).

Retinyl palmitate can be found in skincare and cosmetic products like night creams, serums and anti-ageing lotions. Some health supplements use it as their preferred form of dietary vitamin A. It also occurs naturally in certain animal products including eggs.

Retinyl palmitate is made by combining retinol (vitamin A) with palmitic acid.

Consumer protection experts agree that it’s best to avoid spending time in the sun if you’re using skin products containing vitamin A type ingredients, including retinyl palmitate, because it can be damaged by the sun and potentially cause harm.

Notice: The information provided here is not intended as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.

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