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Item # 1220, Vitamin A Palmitate

INCI Name: Retinyl Palmitate

CAS Numbers: 79-81-2


Retinyl (alt. "Retinol") palmitate, or vitamin A palmitate, is the ester of retinol (vitamin A) and palmitic acid. Retinyl palmitate is approved by the FDA as a food additive, as an over-the-counter (OTC) drug, and a prescription drug. Retinyl palmitate has been shown in UVB exposure studies to offer sun protection all by itself, and it is a potent antioxidant and skin-cell regulator.

Vitamin A palmitate is very popular in moisturizers, anti-aging products, lipsticks, foundations, sunscreens, shampoos and conditioners, eye creams, and scores of other skin care and cosmetic products.


Vitamin A Palmitate Material Safety Data Sheet
(PDF, 978KB)

Vitamin A Palmitate Technical Data Sheet
(PDF, 491KB)