Hi All.

Vitamin A Housekeeping:

All of the brands featured responded to my questionnaire and I am very grateful. Not all disclosed the % of their vitamin A ingredients so where possible I have alluded to the placement on the inci list on the packaging.

All of these products will get an individual review on the blog (if they are not already featured). I am working on them solidly, so bear with.

Do not forget your SPF. Seek your physician’s advice if pregnant or breastfeeding.

None of the retinol series of videos is sponsored, but affiliate links are used.

Cheat Sheet on types of vitamin A traditionally used in OTC products:

Retinol Q&A:


00:00 – 9:30: Debrief on how we came to these products, questions asked of the brands and the brands feedback.

9:30 – beginning of individual product chat – all of these should be suitable for all skin types.

Alpha-H Vitamin A 0.5% – retinol at 0.25%, retinyl propionate at 0.25% –

GOW Granactive Retinoid 5% – hydroxypinacolone retinoate – delivers 0.5% granactive to the skin –

Sunday Riley Luna – hydroxypinacolone retinoate at 2% – delivering around 0.2% to the skin –

Indeed Labs Retinol Reface – hydroxypinacolone retinoate at 1% and retinol at 1% – says ‘retinol complex on the website, says straight retinol on the inci –

Merumaya Retinol Resurfacing Treatment – retinyl palmitate at 0.3% –

Pestle & Mortar Superstar – hydroxypinacolone retinoate and retinyl palmitate – 0.2% combined –

Votary Intense Night Oil – hydroxypinacolone retinoate at 1% as listed on the website –

Susanne Kaufman Nutrient Concentrate Skin Smoothing – retinyl palmitate – % undisclosed –

Beauty Pie Super Retinol Series – retinol – % undisclosed –

Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM – retinol at 1.5% –







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