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Eastman GEM™ Retinyl Sunflowerate

Chemical Synonym
  • INCI: retinyl sunflowerseedate
  • Cosmetic ingredients - lips
  • Cosmetic ingredients eyes & face
  • Skin care ingredients
Key Attributes
  • High purity anti-aging active
  • Liquid form without added solvents, oils or diluents
  • No added ingredients and no preservatives
  • Prepared using GEM™ technology, which significantly reduces energy, CO2 emissions, waste, and water usage

Product Description
Eastman GEM™ retinyl sunflowerate is a pro-retinol derivative composed of retinol and sunflower fatty acids. It is a biobased, formulation-stable, easy-to-handle, nonirritating antiaging ingredient. Retinyl sunflowerate is manufactured using Eastman’s EPA award–winning GEM technology, which applies the 12 Design Principles of Green Chemistry. At room temperature, it is a pourable liquid and supplied as a high-purity (>95%) assay; therefore, it is free of carriers. Eastman GEM retinyl sunflowerate is made from sunflower seed oil that contains >70% healthy unsaturated fatty acids.

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
Gardner Color< 12
Bio-based Content47 %
Water< 0.5 %
Retinyl acetate< 2 %
Retinol< 2 %
Assay97 %
AppearanceClear Yellow Liquid

Properties reported here are typical of average lots. Eastman makes no representation that the material in any particular shipment will conform exactly to the values given.

Eastman and its marketing affiliates shall not be responsible for the use of this information, or of any product, method, or apparatus mentioned, and you must make your own determination of its suitability and completeness for your own use, for the protection of the environment, and for the health and safety of your employees and purchasers of your products. No warranty is made of the merchantability of fitness of any product, and nothing herein waives any of the Seller's conditions of sale.

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