Retinyl Palmitate

Retinyl Palmitate

Retinyl Palmitate is a stable form of vitamin A that acts as a skin normalizer, this nutrient helps remind the cells of what they "did" when they were young. In addition, it nourishes the skin when applied topically.

It is formed by two compounds – Retinol and Palmitic acid (obtained by palm oil). Retinyl Palmitate can't interact directly with the cell; nevertheless, thanks to specific enzymes in the skin, it converts into retinoic acid – the one that "does the job."

The active part of the molecule Retinol is a form of vitamin A – called by some "animal vitamin A" (because it is found in eggs, milk, beef, chicken, and fish oil). The compound has a small molecule that can be broken into even smaller ones, all of which belong to the "retinoid" family. (Just for reference – the form of vitamin A considered "plant form" is beta carotene, also known as - pro-vitamin A).

Retinyl palmitate is a powerful antioxidant. It protects the living cells from free radicals, considered one of the leading causes of premature aging. Neutralizing the free radicals is of high importance for preserving the excellent condition of the skin, which is why vitamin A is a critical ingredient in all kinds of creams, serums, masks, and sunscreens (in particular Vitamin A palmitate – it is widely used in all types of sun-protective skincare products). It is also believed to improve collagen and elastin synthesis and regenerate the skin on a cellular level. Its molecule is relatively small, and it quickly penetrates the deeper layers of the skin. Once absorbed, after a specific transformation, retinyl palmitate is converted to retinoic acid - the compound that is actually"  "responsible" for the above-mentioned beneficial effects.

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