Retinyl palmitate, a form of vitamin A, is an extremely popular anti-aging ingredient as an alternative to tretinoin and retinol because it is a gentler, more mild vitamin A option.
Retinyl Palmitate vitamin A treatments have demonstrated similar success when compared to retinol in rejuvenating aging skin.
Retinyl palmitate is a retinoid derived from vitamin A.
When absorbed by skin, it is converted into retinoic acid, an active form of vitamin A, providing a range of benefits for not only treating aging skin symptoms but acne as well.
For aging skin, this form of topical vitamin A supports both the production and prevents the breakdown of collagen, working to maintain the structure, firmness and suppleness of skin.
Retinyl palmitate also helps fade the appearance of age spots and other forms of skin discoloration by accelerating the rate of skin cell turnover.
Retinyl palmitate vitamin A skin care treatments are available in a variety of different formulations. Be sure to select a product best suited for your specific skin type.
Many retinyl palmitate products include an ingredient that will help promote the skin's ability to help the skin absorb and "deliver" the vitamin A to the cells such as liposome.
palmitate shares the
rejuvenating effects of the other vitamin A treatments by:
As an added bonus, retinyl palmitate also diminishes acne outbreaks, sharing the characteristics of both tretinoin and retinol as an effective acne fighter!
Clinical studies have indicated that Retinyl Palmitate achieves similar rejuvenating results as retinol but is considered to be much gentler skin treatment and is particularly recommended for sensitive skin types. While it is not as strong as other retinoids and will take longer for visible results, it is a great choice for sensitive skin types or used as a preventative for younger skin.