Retinol Vitamin A: Evaluate These Ingredients

Discussion in 'A' started by j., Nov 6, 2012.

  1. j.

    j. Guest

    I bought retinol cream, topical vitamin A. Link

    Little did I know, it has many ingredients I'm not familiar with. Do you know something about them?

    Purified Water
    Propylene Glycol
    Cocos Nucifera
    Glyceryl Stearate
    Mineral Oil
    Stearic acid
    Cetyl Esters
    Triethanolamine
    Isopropyl Myristate
    Diazolydinyl Urea
    Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A)
    Cetyl Alcohol
    Dimethicone
    Fragrance
    Methyparaben
    Trocopherol (Vitamin E)
    Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)
    Disodium EDTA
    Proplybarapen
    Yellow 10

    I applied it a bit last night to my skin. Didn't feel good, and slept poorly.
     
  2. crX

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    Parabens are considered estrogenic I think. The Environmental Working Group (EWG.org) has a database -- Skin Deep -- where they attempt to rate products and/or the ingredients in various products in terms of safety.
     
  3. Rachel

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    I don't know about all of them. There are plenty of baddies in your cream, though. I'd trash it.

    Propylene Glycol - a component of antifreeze
    Mineral Oil - derived from petroleum
    Triethanolamine - aka TEA is an irritant/allergen
    Methyparaben and Proplybarapen are xenoestrogens.

    Like crX said, there's a lot of good info at ewg.org
     
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