binomial name: retinyl palmitate
one of the most powerful tools in modern skincare, it mimics the versatility and potency of vitamin a and is one of the primary antioxidants found naturally in the skin.
benefit: a form of vitamin a, it stimulates the production of collagen and reverses the signs of premature aging. it increases skin elasticity while enhancing its water-barrier properties. to combat acne and reduce wrinkles, it clears the pores, reducing their appearance, and effectively treats the skin without the abrasiveness of pure retinol (a concentrated version of vitamin a).
The following products contain retinyl: