Eastman GEM™ retinyl esters

Look to Eastman as a superior retinol derivative supplier and innovation partner.

Eastman GEM™ technology features high selectivity and mild reaction conditions that offer unique retinyl derivatives as retinol alternatives. With a carefully selected functional alcohol and acid, the ester derivates can provide superior performance, increased stability, and better skin compatibility compared to the starting materials.

Our sustainable GEM technology can be customized for almost any application, including the creation of various ester and amide derivatives from an EPA award-winning biocatalytic process. The technology can be solventless, with the only generated by-products being water or nonhazardous compounds. This process applies the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry, which results in less water and energy consumption and generate less waste and greenhouse gas emissions.

Seven benefits of using Eastman GEM retinyl esters in your antiaging formulation:

  1. Excellent clinical performance 
  2. Better bioavailability and efficacy 
  3. Mild and nonirritating 
  4. Easier to stabilize 
  5. Easy to incorporate into formulation 
  6. Sustainable gate to gate LCA Profile 
  7. Meets clean beauty standards.

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Eastman GEM retinyl linoleate is approved in China.

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