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Granactive™ Retinoid

Granactive™ Retinoid is a multi-functional product that functions as an anti-acne agent, anti-aging agent, and carrier. Benefit claims include anti-aging effects, low irritation, sun protection, anti-acne properties, and UV protection. It's intended for use in anti-aging and anti-acne beauty treatments, providing low-irritation, effective active delivery in daily maintenance applications. Additionally, it helps reduce the effects of UV-induced skin damage and clears acne-related symptoms.

Brand: Granactive (13 products)

INCI Name: Dimethyl Isosorbide, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate

Functions: Anti-Acne Agent, Anti-Aging Agent, Carrier

Labeling Claims: Clean at Sephora, Credo Clean Standard, Plant-Based, Ulta Beauty's Conscious Beauty

Benefit Claims: After-Sun Repair, Age & Dark Spot Reduction, Anti-Acne, Anti-Aging, Anti-Irritant, Brightening, Cell Growth Promotion, Cell Regeneration, Complexion, Ease of Formulation, Even Skin Tone, Fine Lines Reduction, Firm Texture, Healthy-Looking Skin, Hydrating, Improves Clarity, Improves Skin Elasticity, Low-Irritation, Luminosity, Plumping, Pore Reduction, Promotes Youthful Skin, Refreshing, Repairing, Shine & Radiance, Smooth Texture, Smooths Wrinkles, Sun Protection, Superior Performance, UV Protection

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Benefit Claims
Labeling Claims
Performance Highlights
  • A concentrated and easily formulated anhydrous matrix containing 10% of the pinacolyl ester of all-trans retinoic acid in a premium delivery solvent
  • One of the most bio-available, non-prescription forms of Vitamin-A sold in cosmetics
  • Intended for use in anti-aging and anti-acne beauty treatments; provides low irritating, effective active delivery in daily maintenance applications
  • Decreases the effects of UV induced skin damage and helps clear acne related symptoms

Applications & Uses

Application Format
Skin Care Applications
Sun Care Applications
Treatment Product Applications
Formulations Guidelines
  • Can be formulated into oil-in-water emulsions, water-in-oil emulsions and other formula types
  • For acne claims product must be co-formulated with an approved anti-acne active as subject to regional laws
  • Add to the oil phase of all emulsion types; clinical use level of 1%
  • Its recommended to formulate this product in a manner that avoids infusing air/oxygen into the final cosmetic product. Like all retinoids, the highly specific set of conjugated double bonds are susceptible to oxidation; anti-oxidants like Vitamin-E and BHT/BHA are suggested


Physical Form
Light yellow liquid
Physical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate9.50 - 10.50%
Refractive Index (at 25°C)1.450 - 1.520
Specific Gravity (at 25°C)1.10 - 1.20

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type

1kg, 4kg or 12kg in aluminum bottles, filled under Nitrogen atmosphere