CATEGORIES: INTRACELLULAR NUCLEOTIDES
ATP Skincare Benefits:
ATP, adenosine triphosphate, is a nucleotide that has been known to drive and participate in countless intracellular processes. As we age, dermal levels of ATP decline and creates an energy deficiency, thereby affecting skin appearance.
ATP is effective in providing anti-aging protection, as well as skin-moisturizing and soothing properties. Additionally, as a major energy molecule for all intracellular processes, ATP also plays a major role in skin rejuvenation. 1 As a fundamental component of skin maintenance, ATP may be capable of helping to reduce the appearance of the signs of aging. Studies have shown that repeated use of topical ATP can result in younger, more radiant-looking skin. 2 In skincare, ATP is often paired with D-ribose, a naturally occurring carbohydrate. D-ribose regenerates ATP levels, which may help to improve skin function. Together, this duo combination can be infused into topical skincare products such as moisturizing lotions and creams, as well as anti-aging serums to produce more radiant, youthful, healthy-looking skin. 3
- Holzer AM. et al. Role of extracellular adenosine triphosphate in human skin. J Cutan Med Surg 8(2), 90-6 (2004)
- Schrader K. et al. Optimizing the effect of a cosmetic care product on the human skin.” Z Hautkr. 1989; 64(12): 1099-102
- Shecterle, L. et al. Dermal Benefits of Topical D-Ribose. Clinical, cosmetic and investigational dermatology : CCID 2, 151–152 (2009)