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 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.