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What it does: It helps the skin hold onto moisture, and it can lighten dark spots and even out texture. It's great for annoying post-breakout red splotches. Massachusetts plastic surgeon Glen Brooks notes that kinetin's benefits for the skin have been well-documented by skin care brand Kinerase.
Try it: In serum form, try Pro+Therapy MD Emergence Serum, $130, which can be used night and day and contains a slew of other high-tech ingredients. (It's also one of my personal favorites -- my skin looks older on days I don't use it. Seriously.)
If you prefer a multi-tasker, you'll love Dr. Lewinn by Kinerase Instant Perfecting BB Cream, $15.97. You get the benefits of Kinetin along with SPF 15, moisture, and color. The coverage is between a tinted moisturizer and a foundation, and it creates a pretty dewy effect.
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