Retinol Vitamin A: Evaluate These Ingredients



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
Isopropyl Myristate
Diazolydinyl Urea
Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A)
Cetyl Alcohol
Trocopherol (Vitamin E)
Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)
Disodium EDTA
Yellow 10

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


Oct 13, 2012
Parabens are considered estrogenic I think. The Environmental Working Group ( has a database -- Skin Deep -- where they attempt to rate products and/or the ingredients in various products in terms of safety.


Nov 3, 2012
San Antonio, Texas USA - for now
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
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