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Is Pyratine-6 Creme the successor to Kinerase

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Sagging Skin
November 15, 2009 Reviewed by Marta 4 Comments
Kinerase, the antiaging skincare brand fronted by Courtney Cox, may have to give way to a successor called Pyratine-6. Kinerase is based on a plant-derived growth factor called Kinetin and the makers of Kinetin, a company called Senetek, has come up with a second-generation version of the growth factor that it is calling Pyratine-6. A bunch of Pyratine lotions and creams are already on the market, so are they any better (or worse) than Kinerase?

When I originally took a look at Kinerase and Kinetin, I originally thought that there were legitimate, independent studies to back up Kinetin's efficacy at fighting aging skin. Closer inspection revealed that they were conducted by members of Senetec's advisory board. I wondered if Pyratine-6's scientific pedigree would be more convincing. Perhaps. This time, Senetec got an independent lab in Texas to evaluate Pyratine-6 and then compare the results with original University of California Kinetin study.

The most striking thing about the comparison is how feeble Kinetin was (is): fine wrinkles (22% improvement with Pyratine-6™ vs. 2% improvement with Kinetin after eight weeks), skin roughness (86% improvement with Pyratine-6™ vs. 35% improvement with Kinetin after eight weeks) and overall skin aging (24% vs. 3% after eight weeks).

In Pyratine-6 Creme ($130), this key ingredient appears as Furfuryl Tetrahydropyranyladenine. I hope it is potent since it appears fourth from the end of the ingredients list and the most exciting thing that precedes it are soluble collagen and aloe vera.

Ingredients in Pyratine-6 Creme

Aqua (Water), Glyceryl Stearate, Laureth-23, Isopropyl Palmitate, Stearic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Dimethicone, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Soluble Collagen, Carbomer, Propylparaben, Panthenol, Furfuryl Tetrahydropyranyladenine, Sodium Hydroxide, Ascorbic Acid, Hydrolyzed Elastin.
  • March 16, 2016

    by denise

    FYI I bought some of this lotion based on the ingredients listed above and am also a former Kinerase c8 customer. This pyrite-6 is TOTALLY different. I have been using it for about 2-3 weeks and my skin looks terrible and completely different then before I used it. , larger pours, defined wrinkles and dry (I live in hawaii so it shouldn't look dry!) I then looked at the ingredients and it is not what you reported. My bottle says the following in this order
    Aqua, Glyceryl Sterate & PEG-100 sterate, Stearyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius seed oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Ethyhexyl Hydroxystearate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, n-Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, n-propylparaben, iso-butylparaben, dimethicone, sodium benzoate, carbomer, glycine soja sterols,panthenol, triethanolamine, furfuryl tetrahydropyranyladenine, sodium hydroxide, disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl acetate, aloe barbadenisis leaf extract, Chamomilla recutitia flower extract, Royal Jelly extract, asocorbic acid
    So completely different including 4 more paragons then you list and unless you consider Royal Jelly ( 2nd to the last ingredient) a soluble collagen, there isn't any!

  • February 4, 2016

    by alison

    Hi- Please can you advise what would be a alternative to kinerase no6 c8 peptide intensive treatment as it is now discontinued- i am very disappointed but would appreciate your feedback as to any product that is as good if not better than kinerase intensive treatment.

    thanks you

  • November 24, 2009

    by Derm. P. Haabach

    Kinerase is NOT related to PyratineXR.
    Senetek PLC is the inventor and patentholder. They sold the rights to Kinetin which is used in Kinerase, to VALEANT PHARMA.

    PyratineXR is much powerful and better agains wrinkles that Kinerase

  • November 15, 2009

    by Tavo

    I just found out today about Kinerase's Under eye lotion. It's good to see that a company with solid products already in the market, is still striving to make better products.

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