Vitamin A Microcaps (retinol)
Vitamin A Microcaps

Vitamin A Microcaps (retinol)

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Vitamin A in Microcapsules for Sustained Activity
Part Number: VIT-VITA-02
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Description: Pure vitamin A (retinol) based on a nano-delivery system. The vitamin A is incorporated in an  non-visible microcapsules made of a shell of a natural sugar complex (carboxymethyl cellulose-chitosan). This capsule stabilizes retinol to avoid degradation reactions. Activity: 1g contains about 17'000IU pure retinol. Preserved with phenoxyethanol. Light yellow viscous emulsion, neutral odor. Dispersible in water and oil. pH 4.5-6.5.

CAS: 7732-18-5, 8001-22-7, 68-26-8, 9004-32-4, 9012-76-4, 79-14-1, 9005-64-5, 1338-43-8, 128-37-0, 70445-33-9, 102-71-6, 122-99-6

INCI Name: Aqua, glycine soja, retinol, cellulose gum, acrylates/ c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, chitosan, glycolic acid, polysorbate 20, sorbitan oleate, BHT, triethanolamine, phenoxyethanol

  • Has effective anti-wrinkle and anti-aging properties
  • Microcapsules protects vitamin A (retinol) in creams from undesirable degradation and loss of function
  • Microcapsules deliver retinol gradually so that a sustained and long lasting release is achieved
  • Maintains original properties of vitamin A
  • Widely used for irritated and blemished skin

Use: Incorporate into emulsion products at room temperature or below 40°C/100°F. 100g contains about 1.7mio IU or 1g contains about 17'000IU. Typical use level is 1-5%. When adding 5% of Vitamin A Microcaps to a cream, the final retinol concentration will then be about 85'000 IU per 100g of cream which is more than enough to supply the skin with vitamin A. For external use only.

Applications: Anti-aging creams, lotions, & gels. Protective creams, sun care & after sun products.

Country of Origin: Switzerland

Raw material source: Beta-carotene

Manufacture: Retinol is produced synthetically by the reduction of a pentadiene derivative to form retinal which is then converted to retinol through acidification and hydrolysis. Retinol is then dissolved in soya and emulsifiers and then "packaged" into cellulose-chitosan microcapsules.

Animal Testing: Not animal tested

GMO: GMO free (but not certified)

Vegan: Does not contain animal-derived components

Documents: SDS, Fact Sheet, Sample Recipe, Certificate of Analysis

For California Customers: Under California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, better known as OEHHA Prop 65, we are required to place a warning to this product since the OEHHA believes that retinol/retinyl esters may cause reproductive harm (e.g. interference in female/male reproduction or embryonal development), when used in daily dosages in excess of 10,000 IU or 3,000 retinol equivalents. Importantly, retinol/retinyl esters are still required and essential for maintenance of normal reproductive function. Recommended daily level during pregnancy is 8000 IU.

This product contains retinol/retinyl esters with >10,000 IU, a chemical known to the State of California to cause reproductive harm. For more information, go to


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