There can be some confusion surrounding Vitamin A (Retinol) and it's derivatives. So what exactly is Retinyl palmitate and what makes its use kinder to the skin without compromising results?

Retinyl Palmitate is derivative of Vitamin A.  Upon application, your skins natural enzymes convert Retinyl Palmitate to Retinol. This process makes it the least irritating of all the Vitamin A derivatives. Although gentler, it does not mean it's not going to give your skin the same effects. In fact, the kinder nature of this process is much easier for your skin to tolerate, making it suitable for daily use. 

Retinyl palmitate plays an important role in skincare because it has the ability to nurture your skin daily, gently increasing natural cell turnover that slows as the skin matures. Similarly, boosting collagen and elastin production and helping control sebum production.

The benefits of using Retinyl palmitate over Retinol and other Vitamin A derivatives are that it's gentler nature does not "shock" the skin (which the skin does not like). The skin benefits from gentle daily treatment as opposed to something harsh being applied less frequently. Retinyl Palmitate also plays extremely well with it's other friends in skincare, such as Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and E and peptides. 

By stimulating cell turnover Retinyl Palmitate improves your overall skin texture and tone, helping to fade pigmentation and skin damage. It also stimulates collagen and elastin production resulting in a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and UV damage.  This supports overall skin health and resilience. 

Retinyl palmitate is particularly good for those whose skin is prone to sensitivity. As our skin matures it naturally becomes more delicate so treating it with care becomes imperative. Also, for those that suffer with breakouts, as the skin is in hypersensitive mode and for anyone who is concerned about the side affects associated with retinol. 

When introducing Retinyl palmitate to your skin you should look for products with stable formulations and appropriate concentrations. Also to be considered, air tight containers which will preserve product stability and efficacy.