The use of Coenzyme Q10 in the cosmetic industry is on the rise. If you haven’t heard of Coenzyme Q10 before, you’re probably not alone, although you may have heard its other name, Ubiquinone. In this guide on Coenzyme Q10, you’ll discover what it is, its effects and properties, the benefits of Coenzyme Q10 and how to use it for skincare.
Let’s now discover more about Coenzyme Q10 and its benefits when used in skincare.
What Is Coenzyme Q10?
Coenzyme Q10, often abbreviated as CoQ10, is a substance that is found naturally in the human body. It is an antioxidant that the body’s cells use for growth and maintenance and plays a role in metabolism. Coenzyme Q10 helps the body convert food into energy and its antioxidant properties fight free radicals. Although the body naturally produces CoQ10, its production tends to decrease with age.
Many foods we eat, such as fish, meat, and nuts, also contain Coenzyme Q10, although the amount of CoQ10 in these products is not enough to significantly increase the body’s CoQ10 levels.
Now that we know what CoQ10 is, how does it particularly relate to cosmetics and skincare?
Coenzyme Q10 Cosmetic Properties, Use and the Benefits of Coenzyme Q10
CoQ10 also has beneficial properties when used topically. Most human skin cells are made up of keratinocyte cells. Keratin is an intermediate filament protein produced by these cells. The antioxidant properties of Coenzyme Q10 help to protect these vital cells from oxidative DNA damage caused by UV rays.
Internally, CoQ10 fights against damaging free radicals within the body while on the skin, Coenzyme Q10 acts as a defence mechanism against any free radicals present, most notably lipid peroxidation. The positive action of CoQ10 leads to reduced sebum production, thus reducing the chances of developing pimples and acne which occurs when sebum is over-abundant.
When a cream that contains CoQ10 penetrates the skin layers, it helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that occur due to photoaging (premature aging from prolonged and repeated exposure to solar radiation). Coenzyme Q10 is an important ingredient in both skincare products and products that protect the skin against sun damage.
Is CoQ10 Good For Wrinkles?
When combined with other essential ingredients to form an effective anti-wrinkle cream, Coenzyme Q10 plays a major role in the prevention and reduction of wrinkles and those fine lines around the eyes and edges of the mouth that tend to develop as we age.
If you want to fight the aging process and protect your skin against premature aging due to exposure to the elements, choosing cosmetics and skincare products that contain CoQ10 is a wise choice.
Due to its potent antioxidant properties and its ability to reduce wrinkles, Coenzyme Q10 is a powerful ingredient for any skincare product and something you should consider including in your beauty routine.
Can I Use Coenzyme Q10 On My Face?
CoQ10, or Ubiquinone, is a raw material and it should never be applied directly to the skin on its own. You should only apply Coenzyme Q10 on your face when it’s combined with other essential ingredients and formulated into a complete skincare product.
In a quality cosmetic formulation that contains CoQ10 as one of the active ingredients, it’s perfectly safe and beneficial to apply Coenzyme Q10 to your face.
Which Fiorhe's products contain Q10?
Coenzyme Q10 is found in Fiorhe’s Armonia - Anti-Wrinkle CBD Cream, with a special formulation designed to fight the aging process. Along with other essential ingredients, this anti-wrinkle cream combines the benefits of both CBD and CoQ10 to create a robust and effective anti-aging product.
With a powerful antioxidant boost, what CBD does for your skin when combined with Coenzyme Q10 is to provide an excellent defence against the effects of oxidative stress, effectively fighting the aging process and preventing wrinkles.
The nourishing effects of Argan Oil and Shea Butter produce improved skin elasticity and the addition of Hyaluronic Acid plays an important role in skin hydration and even skin tone.
For youthful and healthy skin, applying skincare products that contain a combination of CBD and Coenzyme Q10 is your best defence against premature aging. Give your skin the pampering it deserves and add CoQ10 to your regular beauty routine.