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What other names is Kinetin known by?

Cinetina, Kinerase, Kinetase, Kinetina, Kinétine, Kn, N-(2-furanylmethyl)-1H-purin-6-amine, N(6)furfuryladenine, 6-furfurylaminopurine, Quinetina.

What is Kinetin?

Kinetin is a cytokinin. Cytokinins are compounds that stimulate plants to grow. Kinetin is used to make medicine.

People apply kinetin directly to the skin to reduce the effects of skin aging including roughness, fine wrinkles, dilated blood vessels, and uneven pigmentation.

Kinetin is sometimes applied to the skin in combination with retinol palmitate to treat signs of aging.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • An inner ear disorder called Meniere's disease. Early research suggests that filling the small cavity surrounding the middle ear bones with a solution of kinetin and the drug lidocaine improves symptoms such as hearing loss, ringing in the ear, and dizziness in many people with Meniere's disease.
  • Reducing the signs of skin aging.
  • Skin roughness.
  • Fine wrinkles.
  • Skin imperfections.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of kinetin for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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