Retinyl palmitate is not considered to be the same ingredient as retinol, although it is converted to retinol and then to the active component of retinoic acid once it is absorbed by the skin. Retinyl Palmitate is an effective skin conditioning agent. It reduces flaking and restores suppleness, thus improving the appearance of dry and damaged skin. It is also an effective antioxidant, which improves collagen production and plumps the skin, helping to smooth out fine lines.
The Level 1 Face Oil is a great product if you have never used retinol before - it allows your skin to become comfortable with retinol as an active ingredient. The Level 2 Face Oil's higher levels of retinol assist with skin regeneration and strengthening your skin's barrier function. We recommend using the Level 2 Face Oil if you have used retinol before and your skin is comfortable with the ingredient.
Au Natural Skinfood Face Oils are perfect for oily skin, as they are hydrating while neutralising and work to slow down sebum production.