The return of Retinol?

The return of Retinol?

(Posted on 17/06/16)

Retinol is an effective substance for the care of anti-aging and UV damaged skin and can improve the appearance of fine lines, deep wrinkles, pore size, irregular skin tone and lost elasticity.

Despite these benefits, the vitamin A derivative has been under the radar over the past few years as it was previously known for being too harsh on younger, more sensitive skins, leading to irritation or inflammation.

However, recent SCCS (Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety) has now estimated that exposure to vitamin A (retinol, retinyl palmitate, and retinyl acetate) is safe in hand cream, face cream and rinse off at low level additions.

Please refer to their published guidance from April 2016 for more information.

Cornelius have spotted a Retinol comeback in recent months with many big brands featuring this essential skin care ingredient and we can help your formulation with these BASF grades:

  • Retinol 10S: Glycine Soyabean oil (and) Retinol
  • Retinol 15D: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
  • Retinol 50C: Retinol (and) Polysorbate-20
  • RetiSTAR: Stabilised Retinol which allows the manufacture and packing of Retinol containing emulsions without inert gas

For more information, please contact Siobhan Walker on 01279 714 300 or