Adenosine

A skin-identical ingredient that is a key molecule in the life of all living cells responsible for energy transportation, signaling, enzyme activity, and much more. In skincare, Adenosine has been found to be an effective anti-wrinkle ingredient.
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Adenosine

Overview

Adenosine is known as a skin-identical ingredient because it is a key molecule in the life of all living cells. In the general metabolism of cells, it is responsible for energy transportation, signaling, enzyme activity, and much more.

In skincare, it has been found to be an effective anti-wrinkle ingredient. In two different trials on human volunteers, an adenosine cream formulation successfully reduced the appearance of crow’s feet, around-eye wrinkles, and forehead frown lines.

In addition to this, the second study also noticed improved skin elasticity and hydration. Because this is a compound that is natural to the skin, it has never been associated with any particular risks, even after continuous use.

Science

1
Abella M. L. (2006). Evaluation of anti-wrinkle efficacy of adenosine-containing products using the FOITS technique. International journal of cosmetic science, 28(6), 447–451.
2
Kang, G., et al. (2018). Adenosine-loaded dissolving microneedle patches to improve skin wrinkles, dermal density, elasticity and hydration. International journal of cosmetic science, 40(2), 199–206.