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I hate to burst your bubble ladies but the elusive fountain of youth remains elusive, a myth so to speak. Hardcore as I am when it comes to skincare, wrinkles are inevitable. It’s just a matter of time. But see I try my best to delay the onset; I don’t smoke  and drink, I drink plenty of water, I laugh a lot, I find time to exercise, and thanks to blogging, I get introduced to breakthrough skincare products!

Add Kinerase to my ever expanding beauty arsenal. The “power” behind the name is Kinetin, a plant-based antioxidant discovered by scientists that prevent leaves from drying and withering. When applied on the skin, it claims to reach the cells deeply making it smooth and radiant. I received some products to test out; keep reading if your’e on the same aging boat, ouch!

Let’s start with Kinerase Hydraboost Intensive Treatment ($75, 1 fl oz/ 30ml). 

What the website says: “clinically shown to increase the power of your moisturizer to boost skin’s natural moisture level in just 7 days. Just apply this luxurious mineral-infused gel treatment before moisturizing, and it helps quench all skin types dehydrated by the changes in the environment due to climate, air or water conditions. Only HydraBoost combines patented Kinetin with potent hydrators to replenish skin deep within the surface, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Your skin will feel supple and beautifully transformed”.


Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Polysorbate 80, Saccharide Isomerate, Malachite Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Oil, Kinetin, Xanthan Gum, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Glucose, Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Potassium Sorbate, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, Trisodium NTA, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben

What my skin says: This is my favorite from the line. The scent and over-all feel reminds me of being pampered in a spa. But more than the aesthetics, I like how lightweight it feels on my face. It functions as a serum, something you can use on its own or in combination with a moisturizer. I use it mostly in the evening, right after toning.

With skin all- prepped and clean, let’s now tackle Kinerase Extreme Lift Face ($150, 1 fl oz/ 30ml) and Kinerase Extreme Lift Eye ($95, 0.5 fl oz, 15ml).

What the website says about Extreme Lift Face: “the alternative to physician administered injectables. The combination of advanced active ingredients provides immediate and proven results. A clinical study concluded statistical improvement in the appearance of fine lines, skin tone and radiance. In addition, based on a consumer evaluation, 84% of women reported smoother skin. Results are completely reversible within a day”.


Water, Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate, Dimethicone, Algae Extract, Pullulan, Acmella Oleracea Extract, Lauramidoyl Inulin, Acetyl Octapeptide-3, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Diazolidinyl Urea/ Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Potassium Sorbate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Oil, Disodium EDTA, Allantoin, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Kinetin.

What my skin says: It’s a lightweight cream that gets absorbed into the skin rather quickly. My face feels a bit tightened few minutes after applying it. I like it because it sort of stretches my skin which reduces the appearance of pores. Here’s a side note for you beauties: aging makes pores appear bigger because of declining collagen (a substance that plumps the skin). This product sounds promising and all but I stopped using it after a week because the fragrance isn’t as inviting as the Hydraboost. Let’s put it this way, it has the slightest hint of fishy smell, something you may not notice or totally ignore but my hypersensitive olfactory nerves can’t. Now that I see the complete ingredients list, I think it must be from that algae extract!

What the website says about Extreme Lift Eye: “clinically proven to visibly reduce the appearance of crow’s feet in 5 minutes. The combination of advanced active ingredients provides immediate and proven results. Get visibly younger looking eyes without undergoing any procedures. Results are completely reversible within a day”.


Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Alcohol, Dimethicone, Pullulan, Algae Extract, Acmella Oleracea Extract, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Tripeptide-10 Citrulline, Tripeptide-1, Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Polysorbate 80, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Oil, Kinetin.

What my under eyes say: It’s a gel that has thicker consistency but gets absorbed into the skin pretty fast. It feels cool for a few seconds with instant tightening sensation under and on the the side of my eyes. I noticed that it also contains algae extract but the scent is surprisingly less pervasive. I use it mostly in the evening. I don’t have pronounced crows feet yet so I can’t tell if it works to reduce the appearance of such. Be careful not to over-apply because it has a tendency to flake when it dries.

Adult acne, can I just say that it remains a problem to me? Occasionally, zits will appear like it’s nobody’s business. Kinerase Clear Skin Blemish Dissolver ($39, .12 fl oz/ 3.5ml) is a face saver, at least based on my experience. I had two huge zits on my forehead not too long ago so I subjected this bad boy to a test. I applied it day and night, and in three days those ugly pimples were flat and dry.


Water, Isopropyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Cola Acuminata Seed Extract, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Winter, spring, summer or fall, I’m all about lip hydration. Kinerase Ultimate Lip Conditioner SPF 15 ($28, 0.35 oz/ 10g) is a great daytime lip balm because it has sunscreen. According to the website, it has anti-aging property that stimulates the production of collagen which visibly plumps and repairs signs of aging lips. One thing I tell you though, it’s minty and it stings for a good 15 minutes or so.

Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 5.0%.  Inactive Ingredients: Hydrogenated polyisobutene, punica, granatum (pomegranate), sterols, butyloctyl behenate, rhus, verniciflua peel wax, glycine soja (soybean), seed extract, polyglyceryl-6 dioleate, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, flavor, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, dipalmitoyl hydroxyl proline, sambus nigra fruit extract, tocopheryl nicotinate, kinetin (N6-furfuryladenine), glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) leaf extract , phospholipids, citrus medica (limonum) extract, hydrogenated cottonseed oil, lecithin, opuntia ficus indica fruit extract, yeast extract, portulaca pilosa, cetearyl ethylhexanoate, sucrose cocoate, sorbitant isostearate, titanium dioxide, mica.

Like I always say, when it comes to skincare, what works for me may not for you and vice versa. As your human guinea pig, I can only share my personal experience, mention the pluses and minuses, and the rest is for you to imbibe. The price is relative, it maybe a deterrent to some but some will buy for quality. I belong to the latter.

Where to buy? Kinerase website, other online retailers

Have you tried Kinerase? What’s your holy grail anti-aging product?


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