INCI Name: Retinyl Palmitate
What is it: Vitamin A Palmitate (Retinyl Palmitate) is a form of vitamin A. It’s found in animal products, such as eggs, chicken, and beef. It’s also called preformed vitamin A and retinyl palmitate. Vitamin A palmitate is available as a manufactured supplement. Unlike some forms of vitamin A, vitamin A palmitate is a retinoid (retinol). Retinoids are bioavailable substances. This means they are easily absorbed into the body and used efficiently.
Usage Rate: 0.5% - 2%
Uses: It's added to many cosmetic products, including anti-aging creams, eye serums, sunscreens, and makeup. Like other retinoids, it's best to include retinyl palmitate in your nighttime skincare routine. It's recommended to use a pea-sized amount of product and apply it on clean skin before your moisturiser. If you need extra hydration, follow with a hyaluronic acid serum before using moisturiser.
Benefits: Improving the appearance of wrinkles and sagging. Reducing hyperpigmentation and other sun damage. Helping address acne. Helping treat psoriasis and other skin conditions.
Storage: Store in the fridge for longevity. Keep in a cool dry place, with no direct sunlight.
Cautions: Vitamin A Palmitate is fat soluble and remains stored in the body’s fatty tissues. For this reason, it can build up to too-high levels, causing toxicity and liver disease. This is more likely to occur from supplement use than from food. People with liver disease should not take vitamin A palmitate supplements.
Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.
Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.