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Retinol or Retinyl Palmitate? What’s the difference?

Updated: Mar 9, 2021

You may have heard of Retinol – a form of Vitamin A that boosts collagen production and increases skin cell turnover. While many products utilize this potent retinoid to help improve skin’s tone and texture, there is a downside. Redness, peeling, dryness and skin irritation are common side effects. But, there is a less abrasive form of Vitamin A: Retinyl Palmitate.

Retinyl Palmitate is another form of retinoid that delivers many of the same benefits, but it’s safer for dry and sensitive skin types.

Retinyl Palmitate works to:

· Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines

· Stimulate cell turnover and collagen production

· Fade the appearance of age spots and other forms of skin discoloration

To understand a little more about how Retinyl Palmitate works, it’s helpful to think about the skin itself. The outermost layer of skin, stratum corneum, is the most visible, and regularly sheds as skin cells regenerate. Retinyl Palmitate works on both the surface and lower layers of skin; it encourages the outermost layers to turn over more quickly, making way for new cells and a smoother, more even tone. Additionally, these new cells replace dark spots and blemishes on the skin’s surface, creating a clearer, more youthful appearance.

To experience the benefits of Retinyl Palmitate, consider adding MultiV6 Multivitamin Night Cream to your evening routine.

And, because Retinyl Palmitate is gentle enough for daily use, the ingredient is also found in MultiV6 Multivitamin Day Cream.


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