aka RETINOL PALMITATE CAS 79-81-2, 1406-18-4, 8001-22-7
Oil soluble Vitamin A is widely used in cosmetics such as moisturisers, lotions, body butters, shampoos, conditioners, gels and scrubs. It is highly recommended for anti-ageing formulations. Always place a sun exposure warning on products manufactured with Vitamin A.
It is derived from palmitic acid esterified to retinyl acetate (from beta carotene)
mixed with soy oil, and Natural Vitamin E is added to prolong its effective life
1.7 Million IU per Gram - a rough estimation is that this will produce 51mg retinol per gram of retinyl palmitate.
1 IU is the biological equivalent of 0.3 mcg (0.0003mg) retinol, or of 0.6 mcg beta-carotene. miscible with oils, not soluble in water.
1000mcg = 1 mg
Color YELLOW/LIGHT GOLDEN
Store in fridge and place in a warm water bath to liquefy.
Shelf Life up to 24 months if stored correctly.
Pic is before it is melted; when melted colour is orange/red