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RETINOL AND ALIKE IN COSMETICS – YES OR NO?

WHAT IS IT: A synthetic form of vitamin A THE GOOD: Demonstrate effective anti-agin properties including speeding up cell turn over and reversing sun damage. THE BAD: May increase skin cancer risk for sun-exposed skin. In high doses, may pose development toxicity. EWG RATING: 9 (high hazard) Rated with a high overall hazard, including high rating for developmental & reproductive toxicity and low cancer concerns. Check out info under Biochemical or cellular level changes and Cancer. There are quite a few studies on the ingredients in this category but below are a couple of easy-to-comprehend summaries on the topic. SUMMARIES: http://www.safecosmetics.org/…/retinol-and-retinol-compoun…/ https://blogs.webmd.com/…/retinol-when-to-use-it-and-when-t… EWG RATING - RETINOL: https://www.ewg.org/…/ingr…/706889/RETINOL_%28VITAMIN_A%29/… EWG RATING - RETINYL PALMITATE: https://www.ewg.org/…/RETINYL_PALMITATE_%28VITAMIN_A_PALM…/… EWG RATING - RETINYL ACETATE: https://www.ewg.org/…/RETINYL_ACETATE_%28VITAMIN_A_ACETAT…/… Do you use products with these ingredients?...

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