Can Kinetin Help With Anti-Aging?
When looking at various anti aging creams and anti wrinkle creams, there are different active ingredients that are commonly used; Retinol-based, Hydroxy acid based, Antioxidants, Copper peptides, Coenzyme Q10, or Kinetin.
Anti-aging creams and anti-wrinkle creams work on the basis of moisturizing new cell growth, while getting rid of the upper layer of dead, dry skin cells. In the case of Kinetin, it can sometimes be found in conjunction with an exfoliate, or by itself on the premise that the dead skin cells will eventually come off on their own and the new moisturized cells will emerge.
Kinetin is classified as a “super moisturizer” and is found natural in plants, as a plant growth hormone. It is the growth hormone in plants, that replenishes a broken or pruned branch with twice the growth it had before, therefore, it is like a healing compound. Many people will use Kinetin, in place of Retinol based treatments, because of side effects caused in some individuals by Retinol.
Kinetin is often used in the form of coconut milk or aloe. It is believed to be a moisture retention agent found in anti aging creams and anti wrinkle creams, but it’s real benefits have been unproven.
Kinetin products will often claim that it is best to be used by people living in tropical type climates where excessive moisturizing is needed. Consumers using this product in other climates may find that if over moisturizes and may be too much.
There have been advances in anti-aging creams and anti-wrinkle creams, and not many products on the market are still touting the natural plant growth ingredient of Kinetin. Some of the products that previously used Kinetin are no longer being sold on websites and in stores, other than to exhaust product in inventory, so it may be found to not be effective as anything other than a moisturizer.
There are so many choices available in the world of skin care treatments. Some of the products available have staggering prices but are not necessarily more effective than the cheaper items that are on sale. It is best to do research on the options that might work best for you. Of the anti-aging creams, a lot of them keep the skin hydrated and retaining moisture. This is where Kinetin would fit in, but whether or not the product’s price is competitive with other similar creams and treatments could be the deciding factor.
Kinetin is still a good option that is used for things like exposure to UV rays and it is a good choice for people needing a natural chemical treatment without the stronger chemicals. The fact that it is slowly being phased out of the anti-aging creams and anti-wrinkle creams available may just be a sign that it is not as strong as what is available in other creams. However, for people with sensitive skin it might be a very good option.
Author: Julie Samtsonn (www.LookTheAgeYouFeel.com)