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.
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…/…
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