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Ingredient Insights Series: Adenosine, the Anti-Aging Agent

Ingredient Insights Series: Adenosine, the Anti-Aging Agent

By Kulaa Show, Mar 24 2021

Chances are that you have heard of Adenosine a biology class or your favourite medical drama on Netflix. But did you know that Adenosine is a naturally-occurring chemical found in our bodies that is reputed to have anti-aging properties? In this article, we will give you the low-down. 

What is Adenosine?

Taking a #throwback to our biology classes, Adenosine triphosphate can be found in ATP, the molecule in our cells that is responsible for collecting and transferring the energy that is needed for our body daily functioning. While Adenosine is found in our bodies, those used in cosmetics products are typically taken from plants or vegetal sources such as yeast. 

Adenosine has grabbed scientists’ attention over the years for its ability to energise skin and stimulate collagen production, which has made it a remarkable ingredient for anti-aging. 

Benefits of Adenosine

Adenosine has proven in several scientific studies about its multiple abilities to revitalise the skin and a host of other benefits such as:

  • Reducing the appearances of wrinkles
  • Soothing the skin
  • Skin rejuvenation

Reducing the Appearances of Wrinkles

Adenosine has proven anti-wrinkle benefits due to its ability to energize skin’s surface so it looks smoother and younger. Naturally present throughout the body, adenosine is a beneficial ingredient all skin types can use and used in products for anti-aging benefits. 

Soothing the Skin

Adenosine has also shown results in regulating inflammatory reactions and signs of inflammation such as swelling and redness by inhibiting inflammatory agents such as neutrophils. Adenosine is also helpful in reducing inflammation in sensitive skin. 

Skin Rejuvenation

Adenosine has been found to support the stimulation of collagen production, which supports tissue repair and overall healing of wounds, leading to new skin growth. 

Products with Adenosine

Adenosine can be found in the Naturale Glow Cushion Foundation SPF50/PA+++ & HD Pressed Powder Duo. Create a flawlessly glowing and healthy-looking countenance while expertly covering blemishes, pores and uneven skin tones with the Naturale Glow Cushion Foundation SPF50/PA+++ and HD Pressed Powder Duo. Enriched with skin-brightening Niacinamide and sustainably-sourced Acacia Peptide, get ready to boost your skin’s hydration while preventing precious moisture loss. Formulated from plant-derived ingredients and blended with skin-loving ingredients such as Adenosine that reduce appearance of wrinkles, treat your skin to an irresistible combination of nature, science and happiness. 


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