Adenosine is a little-known ingredient that holds the potential to be a top gun in the fight against wrinkles and fine lines. But despite being widely used in the skincare world, it is absurdly underrated.
So, we thought it’s time that adenosine got the place it deserves and made a small explainer on what makes adenosine so beneficial for your skin and why it’s worthy of your time and attention.
What is it?
Adenosine is a yeast-derived ingredient that functions as a soothing and skin-restoring agent. It naturally occurs in the body as adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the storehouse molecule for energy.
Why you should have Adenosine in your skincare routine
It helps with wrinkles and fine lines
Adenosine effectively improves the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by promoting the production of collagen. Collagen is the main structural protein responsible for skin elasticity and firmness. An average individual produces about 1% less collagen in the skin each year after the age of 20. Ingredients that stimulate collagen production, such as adenosine, help maintain the skin’s firmness and strength.
In 2006, a study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science reported that adenosine-containing products significantly reduced wrinkles around the eyes and brows after 8 weeks.
It heals wounds
Adenosine increases the rate at which wounds heal by promoting fibroblast migration into the wounds. Fibroblasts are the cells responsible for making the extracellular matrix and collagen (the structural framework of tissues). Adenosine has been shown to support fibroblast migration, collagen production, and microvessel formation resulting in the wounds closing up much faster.
It is soothing
Adenosine inhibits inflammation by suppressing the inflammatory functions of immune cells. For this reason, adenosine can be used to reduce irritation and redness for sensitive skin types.
In fact, with consistent application, studies have reported that results from the usage of adenosine can be seen in as little as 3 weeks. The best part - being a natural component present throughout the body, adenosine can benefit all skin types without the fear of irritation or sensitivity.
With all that said, are you excited about having adenosine in your skincare routine now? We made Hustle with over 11 active ingredients including adenosine so that your skin doesn’t miss out anything!