Definition of retinol in English:


Syllabification: ret·i·nol
Pronunciation: /ˈretnôl, -ˌōl


A yellow compound found in green and yellow vegetables, egg yolk, and fish-liver oil. It is essential for growth and vision in dim light. Also called vitamin A.
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  • Opt for products that contain skin-lightening ingredients like retinol, vitamin C and licorice.
  • Retinoic acid is derived mainly by local synthesis through the enzymatic oxidation of retinol.
  • Most skin types can benefit from retinol, a derivative of vitamin A.


1960s: from retina + -ol.

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