Ask and we shall deliver! ...or at least try to . We asked everyone what content they would like to see from us and there were quite a few questions on the topic of vitamin A. To kick off retinoid week, lets start off with a friendly reminder on packaging awareness. Hooray! repost #monday “We all love retinol, BUT unfortunately there’s a catch, retinol is super unstable and hates oxygen. Once retinol oxidizes, there’s really not much activity left. Other than formulating with a healthy heap of antioxidants, packaging is important! Try to look for retinol in pumps and metal tubes to minimize air exposure.
With or without Retinol, we are big fans of protective packaging because it also means we can minimize the amount of preservatives that we use. Believe or not, 99% of companies don’t just sit in the labs mwahaha-ing while throwing sensitizers into their products. Sometimes they’re absolutely necessary, like in the case of preservatives which protect the formula from growing mold and bacteria. Turns out even packaging selection can be helpful in reducing the need for potential sensitizing agents.
#protectivepackaging #vitaminAquirks #allthecarrots #lazymonday