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Kinetin, also known as N6-furfuryladenine, is a class of plant hormone that is important in cell division. It belongs to the group of compounds known as cytokinins, which are a class of growth regulators in plants. In plants, kinetin and the other cytokinins promote cell division and are active in the processes of cellular growth and differentiation.
Kinetin has been found to have potent antioxidant properties which can help in managing free radical damage. It has also been shown to help repair DNA.
Researchers have found that kinetin displays strong anti aging effects on plants, fruit flies and cultured human skin cells. The productive life span of human skin cells was drastically increased during laboratory experiments.
It appears that kinetin may also be useful in certain specific skin conditions, especially those associated with inflammation. Dr Wu and colleagues from the University of California, Irvine studied the effects of topical 0.1% kinetin twice-daily on the signs and symptoms of rosacea. The results, published in the journal of Clinical Experimental Dermatology in 2007, indicated both effectiveness and safety of kinetin as a rosacea treatment.

 
 
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