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  • can Vitamin A Palmitate used in cosmetics cream/lotion/serun?

    Posted by amitvedakar on June 11, 2021 at 8:23 am

    Vitamin A Palmitate (1.7) Liquid-can we use or advisable to use as retinol in cosmetics?

    MarkBroussard replied 1 year, 11 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Paprik

    June 14, 2021 at 1:14 am


    I believe it can. However you need to check regulatory limits. 
    If I remember correctly, in EU it’s 0.05% for body products and 0.1% (or 0.3%) for hands, face and rinse off products. 
    Talking about Retinol, Retinyl Acetate abd Retinyl Palmitate.

  • amitvedakar

    June 14, 2021 at 5:07 am
    Thank you @Paprik .
    I am checking regulatory norms. & stability of this product too.
    I think this form comes in tween 80 base.  
  • MarkBroussard

    Professional Chemist / Formulator
    June 14, 2021 at 11:23 am


    Yes, you can.  If you are referring to the BASF product, it is in a base of Sunflower Seed Oil.