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Retinyl palmitate – Vitamin A


Our SUPERFOOD multipurpose vitamin face gel contains Retinyl Palmitate. This is an active ingredient composed of palmitic acid and retinol (Vitamin A). When applied topically to the skin, the body’s natural enzymes convert Retinyl Palmitate to retinol, and then to the active component of retinoic acid.  This retinoic acid then becomes a powerful anti-aging ingredient that helps reduce wrinkles by promoting the growth of new skin cells.

Retinoic acid also facilitates communication between cells, encouraging ageing cells to continue their renewal process, and regenerate collagen and elastin to prevent the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Research has also proven it effective at producing new, healthy skin cells to replace skin previously damaged by acne.

Retinoids also exert some effects other than those mediated through modulation of gene expression. Retinoid molecules contain a side chain that appears to absorb UV light. Animal studies have shown retinyl palmitate to be effective in preventing UVB-induced apoptosis and DNA photodamage.

Retinoids also exert some effects other than those mediated through modulation of gene expression. Retinoid molecules contain a side chain that appears to absorb UV light. Animal studies have shown retinyl palmitate to be effective in preventing UVB-induced apoptosis and DNA photodamage.