Retinol CB 50

The all-time hero in anti-ageing

RETINOL CB 50 is a new grade of Retinol that’s more sustainable, free of both BHA and BHT. The solvent (Polysorbate) from fossil source has been replaced by a natural derived mixture of alkanes and the most potent antioxidant version of Tocopherols, the natural mixed tocopherols, was added to protect the retinol.

Retinol is the most effective form of Vitamin A for anti-ageing cosmetic formulations.

A highly potent and multifunctional anti-ageing ingredient

Beauty editors don't get tired to highlight the superior efficacy of Retinol and thus have nourished its popularity and consumer awareness. At the same time, more consumers are turning to trusted ingredients like vitamins. So we’ve been using our longstanding expertise in this field to explore and unlock even more potential in one go-to vitamin for anti-aging skin care - Retinol. With its multiple proven benefits, over 54%* of consumers consider Retinol to be effective in cosmetic products. Now, we can confirm that some of these benefits go further – and are even more effective in synergy. 

* DSM PCA Vits study, Jan 2016. Global- N=1171, USA- N=323, France- N=260, China- N=342, Japan- N=246- All females

Product Features

  • INCI name (active): Retinol 
  • Retinol CB 50 is an easy to handle solution of the active ingredient Retinol in naturally derived alkanes stabilized with natural antioxidant mixed tocopherols



  • Reduces skin photo-damage effects 
  • Improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles 
  • Improves firmness and elasticity of the skin 


  • Improves skin smoothness 
  • Decreases skin roughness 

Blemish Care 

  • Reduces discoloration and mottled pigmentation 
  • Rebalances uneven skin tone 


Mode of Action

A high number of studies on molecular and gene level, as well as on structural and functional level have elucidated the way how retinol works. Retinol inhibits MMPs, reduces collagen degradation and promotes its synthesis. It stimulates Ki-67 expression, increases epidermal proliferation and compacts the stratum corneum. It downregulates the tyrosinase activity and inhibits the melanosome transfer. Many studies with volunteers have demonstrated the retinol efficacy also in vivo.

RETINOL CB 50 – the number 1 collagen booster

Consumers trust Retinol because it’s proven to boost collagen, improving skin firmness and elasticity and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In our latest studies, we found that a formulation with 0.1% Retinol had a visible impact on forehead wrinkles in just 4 weeks and significantly reduced the depth and volume of crow’s feet compared to a placebo. Watch the video with our experts to get more details.

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