Retinal supplier

We are in the beginnings of formulating a serum with Retinal. We've tried Retinol and prefer the more gentle approach that Retinal takes.

We've only found Sigma selling this in pure powder form at $247/gram. Yikes!

Does anyone know who else would sell retinal (Retinaldehyde)? In need of this item. Thanks!!!

Comments

  • You're going to have to source Retinal from China if you want it in bulk.  
    Chemist/Microbiologist formulating in the Organic & Naturals arena under ECOCert/Natural Products Assn/Whole Foods/National Organic Program guidelines focused skincare & haircare products. 

    Provides Formulation Development and Lab-Scale Contract Manufacturing Services.  See website for details www.desertinbloomcosmeticslab.com

  • @MarkBroussard thanks. will try that channel.
  • we are deciding whether to get the powder or liquid form of Retinal. Is the powder difficult to deal with? Reconstitution in Glycerin/Di Water would be enough?
  • Just my personal perspective, but Retinal is a non-starter for me as an ingredients for a variety of reasons ... high cost, supply from China, stability issues.  I have not dealt with the powder, but I suspect it is oil-soluble not water-soluble, but I could be wrong on that specific point 
    Chemist/Microbiologist formulating in the Organic & Naturals arena under ECOCert/Natural Products Assn/Whole Foods/National Organic Program guidelines focused skincare & haircare products. 

    Provides Formulation Development and Lab-Scale Contract Manufacturing Services.  See website for details www.desertinbloomcosmeticslab.com

  • @MarkBroussard what is your preferred -retinol ester?
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