Retinol is the alcohol form of Vitamin A, a well-known active ingredient with outstanding results for skin rejuvenation, but at the same time, one of the most unstable active ingredients to work with, making formulation development a challenge for chemists and also reducing its efficacy and increasing the chances of skin irritation issues for users.​

Due to the instability in its free form, retinol has limitations in cosmetic formulations and needs special care, such as refrigeration, since it is easily oxidized to retinoic acid, losing its main properties and benefits.

NV Retinol ensures total control over the Retinol added into your formulation. The encapsulation prevents early retinol oxidation and a sustained and controlled release into the skin, what reduces the risks of sensitizing the skin. NV Retinol ensures superior results in skin tone uniformization and reduction of wrinkles and expression lines with complete safety.

1. What is the difference between NV Retinol and Retinoic Acid?

Retinol is the alcohol form of vitamin A. When it is absorbed into the skin, retinol is oxidized to retinoic acid. However, NV Retinol is safer for application in cosmetic formulations, as it is less irritating and less sensitizing when compared to retinoic acid.

2. Is it true that the active is so stable that it does not require refrigeration?

Yes, due to the fact that the active ingredient is protected in lipid capsules, it is highly stable, and does not require refrigeration during storage, formulation and nor after the production of the cosmetic.

3. How does NV Retinol provide hydration to the skin and promote controlled release?

Due to the composition of the nanoparticles, the material of the capsules acts on lipid replacement, providing hydration. Controlled release occurs because the active is released only at the target of action through the enzymatic trigger. In the case of NV Retinol, 80% of the content is released within 8 hours of applying the product.

4. Why choosing NV Retinol?

Nanovetores' encapsulation technology ensures Retinol stability, providing protection against the common effects that light, temperature, oxygen and other formula components would cause. Its deeper permeation into the skin leads to visible results in 30 days. Also, the controlled release of the ingredient grants more safety for the products formulated with it. Now you can develop a high performance and safe cosmetic to be used daily, granting outstanding results and providing all the benefits associated with Retinol.

5. NV Retinol can be used daily?

Yes! Due to the protection and sustained release of Retinol, the active ingredient does not cause irritation or sensitize the skin, being 100% safe to be applied daily.

6. What is Green Chemistry? Why using it?

The production processes are based on Green Chemistry concepts, being water based and free of organic solvents. In addition, the nanoparticles used by Nanovetores are biocompatible and biodegradable, reflecting our commitment to the environment and people's well-being.


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