Retinyl Palmitate is a form of Vitamin A. It is produced from Retinyl (Vitamin A) and Palmitic Acid (a fatty acid). It is easily absorbed by the skin. Once absorbed, it turns first into retinol and then into retinoic acid.
Vitamin A (retinyl palmitate) is a skin and hair conditioning agent. It is said to reduce flaking and restore suppleness, thus improving the appearance of dry and damaged skin. It is also an effective antioxidant: it improves collagen production and plumps skin, helping smooth out fine lines. Vitamin A (retinyl palmitate) also enhances the appearance and feel of hair: it increases suppleness, sheen and body. In addition, it improves the texture of hair that has been physically or chemically damaged.
Vitamin A (retinyl palmitate) can cause irritations. While it is true that it is gentler than retinyl and is therefore a better choice for people with sensitive skin, it needs to be used in high concentrations for it to be effective, so it could still cause negative reactions in some people. It can also cause sun sensitivity, so products containing vitamin A (retinyl palmitate) should always be used in conjunction with a sunscreen. In addition, vitamin A (retinyl palmitate) can oxidize and lose all its benefits if it isn’t stored properly, which is why Sher Ray uses Biophotonic Glass.