Retinyl Acetate promotes collagen synthesis and can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, it helps keep pores clear and remove the oil that can lead to blemishes.
How to use it
Beginner: Add up to 1 tube to 4 oz of your favorite base cream or oil-based formula.
Advanced: This ingredient is recommended for use at up to 1% in formulations. This ingredient is soluble in organic solvents, fats, and mineral oils but is water dispersable. Stabilize this ingredient with vitamin E (Tocopherol (Vitamin E)) and store the formula in a container which shields it from light. Retinyl acetate is unstable in the presence of acids.
Retinyl acetate is a gentler form of vitamin A than retonic acid, found in prescription products. Store product in a cool dark place for best results.
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