Retinol is a potent form of synthetic vitamin A and is increasingly being referenced in the media as an ingredient associated with anti-ageing creams and serums. 

Retinol is classed by the FDA as a known human reproductive toxicant and can lead to Fetal Retinoid Syndrome if used by pregnant women. It is also not suitable for people with sensitive skin and can have unwanted side effects including dryness, redness, flaking, and UV sensitivity.

The health of Tropic customers is their top priority and with the scientific data currently available, Tropic is proud to say they don’t use retinol, retinyl acetate or retinyl palmitate in any of our products. Instead, in our commitment to cleaner beauty, we use naturally derived alternatives that are just as effective but don’t compromise on safety.

If you would like to reduce wrinkles and prevent fine lines, Tropic’s award-winning Elixir Age-Defying Omega Oil contains naturally derived vitamin A from rosehip oil. This helps to hydrate, improve skin tone and give a noticeably smoother and more youthful appearance. 

I would also recommend our Fruit Peel Resurfacing Serum which is fabulous – it contains alpha hydroxy acid and beta hydroxy acid. These ingredients have both been clinically proven to improve skin elasticity, smoothness and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

You can read more about retinol here:

http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/706889/RETINOL_%28VITAMIN_A%29/#.WvQFPYgvyUk
https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/fetal-retinoid-syndrome/
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022202X9390104P
https://beautyeditor.ca/2016/07/21/retin-a-toxic