How to do it: Take a quick trip to your bathroom and/or makeup bag, and check the labels of your favorite products for the words "retinyl palmitate." You're most likely to find it in moisturizer, sunscreen, foundation, and anti-wrinkle cream.
Why it matters: Retinoic acid or retinyl palmitate are often added to cosmetics as anti-wrinkle additives. Unfortunately, exposure to these compounds is also associated with abnormal development in babies and children and damage to reproductive organs. In fact, they have been banned for use in cosmetics in some parts of the world because of their potential to cause harm to humans. Switching to a product that doesn't contain these compounds may help protect your health.
Fun Fact: The word "slap" is a slang term for makeup in the United Kingdom. It originated in the mid-nineteenth century when actors would use the word to describe the crude stage makeup they would hurriedly slap on their faces.
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"Check the labels on your skin care products and cosmetics for retinyl palmitate"