What You Should Know
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Retinyl Palmitate is an extremely common ingredient that you can find in all kinds of anti-aging products. Retinyl Palmitate, sometimes called Vitamin A Palmitate or Retinol Palmitate, is a combination of Vitamin A and Palmitic acid and can be used as a vitamin supplement as well as a topical ingredient.
Vitamin A is a very popular anti-oxidant and is very common in beauty products because it helps fight acne, kills bacteria on the skin, and reduces the amount of oil that your skin produces. Vitamin A in the form of Retinyl Palmitate is often claimed to help make your skin look younger, smoother, and more firm.
Retinyl Palmitate is usually found in wrinkle creams as an additional ingredient that works alongside a more powerful active ingredient. You can also buy Retinyl Palmitate in a stand alone cream but you probably won’t achieve very powerful or long lasting results. We searched the internet for reviews on the stand alone cream and the ones we found weren’t terribly encouraging. Most people said it worked fairly well for acne but left a reddish appearance where it was applied. This was especially true for those with sensitive skin.
Retinyl Palmitate is available at many stores that have an abundance of vitamins and holistic medicines and can be ordered online at many different websites. This product is relatively cheap when purchased on its own. We found fairly large tubes of Retinyl Palmitate for around $15.00 and smaller tubes for under $10.00. Each retailer will have their own satisfaction guarantees and return policies so you will have to check on those if you decide to purchase this product.
Some common side effects of Retinyl Palmitate are increased sensitivity to the sun, reddening of the skin, and dry skin but not everyone will experience these.
- Retinyl Palmitate is fairly cheap. You can get a large tube for around $15.00.
- Retinyl Palmitate is primarily composed of Vitamin A which helps fight acne and is full of antioxidants.
- Retinyl Palmitate might irritate your skin.
- This ingredient won’t give you long lasting anti-wrinkle effects.
- You may become more sensitive to sunlight while using Retinyl Palmitate.
The Bottom Line
Many different wrinkle creams will tell you that Vitamin A is a very potent wrinkle fighter that will help your skin look younger, longer. The truth is, by itself, Retinyl Palmitate probably won’t give you a lot in the anti-aging area. If you have mild acne and want a cheap solution that isn’t full of chemicals, you might look into this product but if you are serious about finding an anti-wrinkle cream, you will have to keep looking.