Question: Why are there added starches in the ingredients?
Answer: Pure retinyl palmitate is oil based and must be coated with starch, such as dextrin, to achieve its powder format.
Synonyms: preformed vitamin A, retinyl palmitate
What is Vitamin A Palmitate?
This essential vitamin comes in several forms. The retinyl palmitate form is a type of preformed vitamin A. This type is found in meat, fish, and dairy. The other type is provitamin A, which is found in fruits and vegetables.
Vitamin A Benefits
Skin and vision health are the primary benefits of vitamin A, as well as immune system support. This form of vitamin A is retinyl palmitate, which is specialized for skin health.
After being absorbed by the skin, retinyl palmitate is converted to retinol, and eventually retinoic acid.
DIY Skincare (Non-Medical) Preparation Instructions
Mix the powder in warm water. Once dissolved, add this mixture to your base cream or serum.
Alternatively, you can mix this with most water-based moisturizing creams without dissolving in water first. If the moisturizing cream has water as the first ingredient.
Take 60 mg of vitamin A palmitate once daily as needed. 60 mg of vitamin A palmitate is about one scant 1/32 teaspoon. A scoop with the label “smidgen” is equivalent to a 1/32 teaspoon. However, we recommend using a 0.01 g scale for best accuracy.