INCI: N- Furfuryladenine
What is N- Furfuryladenine?
N-Furfuryladenine also called kinetin is a cytokinin naturally present in plants. It is a plant hormone that promotes the division of cells, and useful in a process called grafting. Kinetin is very important in plant tissue culture techniques. Here, in the case of skincare or cosmetics, it is used for its powerful antioxidant properties.
Use & Benefits:
N-Furfuryladenine or kinetin, as mentioned earlier is a cytokinin, a growth hormone in plants, can be considered useful for skin also. Researches have shown its usefulness for the skin mainly because of its antioxidant activity. It is also a free radical scavenger. Our skin when exposed to harmful sun rays or atmospheric pollution, the free radicals present gets introduced into the skin cellular elements and may change the functioning of the skin structure. As a result, the skin develops imperfections such as fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, and sagginess. Kinetin reduces these damages like wrinkles, fine lines caused by photoaging. It works deep into the skin and makes skin healthy and refreshed. Its antioxidant properties also help in reducing hyperpigmentation and roughness of skin. It also increases the water retention capacity of the skin and reduces skin imperfections. It is used in skincare and personal care products.