Esthetician's Guide to Adenosine

This condition appears in the ASCP SkinPro app

What is Adenosine?

A part of the nucleotides that are present in DNA and RNA in every human cell. For skin care ingredients, adenosine is derived from yeast. It is often used for its antiaging properties.

What Should I Know About Adenosine?

  • Used medicinally for heart treatment and wound healing.
  • This fairly new ingredient is used to energize surface tissue, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and improve smoothness.

Adenosine Treatment Considerations

  • Topical adenosine may have a direct effect on collagen synthesis within the skin.
  • Can be used to reduce irritation and soothe sensitive skin.

Adenosine Contraindications

  • Use intake forms to screen for potential allergies that may affect the individual client.

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