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Is Coenzyme Q10 good for skin?

November 27, 2023
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Coenzyme Q10, also known as ubiquinone, is an important coenzyme that exists in various organs and plays the role of proton and electron transfer in the oxidative respiratory chain of mitochondria. In addition to promoting the body’s own energy generation and regulating cell respiration and metabolism, coenzyme Q10 can also prevent the peroxidation of lipids and proteins, and play an anti-oxidation and anti-aging effect. Coq10 is the only naturally occurring fat-soluble antioxidant that can be regenerated in the body.

what is Coenzyme Q10

Brief Introduction

Coenzyme Q10 is a important ingredient found in food, medicine, and cosmetics. It’s used as an additive in top-quality skincare products and certain foods to enhance their benefits. The body’s intake of exogenous coenzyme Q10 can play a role in anti-aging and delay skin aging. It has become a favorite ingredient for many skin care brands and consumers.

face skin coenzyme q10 benefits

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The content of coenzyme Q10 in the human body reaches its peak at about 20 years of age, and then gradually declines with the increase of age. In general, 75% of the coenzyme Q10 contained in the human body comes from the synthesis of the human body itself, and the remaining 25% is taken from the daily diet, such as animal offal, chicken, fish, pork, spinach, broccoli, etc., all contain a certain amount of coenzyme Q10, which is not strange in life. For most people, as long as the physical condition is normal, there is generally no deficiency. Coenzyme Q10 can help the human body to eat food into energy for the human body to use, in the process of human energy production plays an important role, so coenzyme Q10 is mainly concentrated in the human heart, liver, kidney and other energy-consuming organs.

In order to help brands and consumers better understand this ingredient, we will introduce the efficacy of this ingredient one by one.

Benefits, How To Use, And Side Effects

1. Protect the skin from light

Coenzyme Q10 can play a helpful role in protecting skin from light damage. Coenzyme Q10 can inhibit the expression and activity of MMP-1 and prevent UVB damage to skin. Coq10 blocks sun damage to your skin, boosts cellular energy, helps your skin produce more collagen, reduces inflammation, and protects your DNA. Incorporate it into your skin care routine, use relevant skin care products, and take care to protect yourself from the sun after use. This will help the overall elasticity and health of the skin.

2. Powerful antioxidants

Think of CoQ10 as a shield for your skin! It fights off troublemakers called free radicals that come from the sun and pollution. Solar radiation and pollution can harm your skin, making it age faster. But CoQ10 swoops in like a superhero, stabilizing these troublemakers and keeping your skin safe.

3. Helps cells produce energy

Coenzyme q10 is essential for the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is the primary energy currency of cells. The skin needs a good energy boost to repair itself. CoQ10 acts like a gas station for your skin cells, helping them perform at their best and resist substances like sunlight.

4. Promote collagen synthesis

Uv exposure causes the breakdown of collagen, a protein responsible for skin elasticity and firmness. CoQ10 is like a builder for your skin. It helps create more collagen, keeping your skin strong and decreasing those lines and wrinkles caused by the sun.

5. Anti-inflammatory effect

Uv radiation can cause skin inflammation. Chronic inflammation can lead to skin aging and various skin conditions. Coq10 has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the inflammatory response triggered by UV exposure and promote a healthier skin environment.

6. Protect the DNA inside the cell

Uv rays damage DNA within skin cells, potentially leading to mutations and skin cancer. Research has shown that CoQ10 has the ability to safeguard cell DNA from UV damage. It can reducing the risk of long-term negative effects on the skin.

7. Even skin tone

Melanin synthesis is affected by light, endocrine and other factors. Coq10 can reduce UVA-induced production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) to inhibit α-MSH (melanocyte-promoting hormone) production and block tyrosinase to help melanin production, which means that coQ10 can help fade and prevent dark spots.

8. Promotes epidermal barrier repair and elevation

Research indicates that using higher amounts of CoQ10 can lead to more and thicker outer skin cells. It also triggers an increase in the production of certain genes and proteins, like fibulectin, keratin 10, and filaginin. This suggests that CoQ10 might assist in repairing and strengthening the skin barrier.

Relevant hot products and brands in the market

(1)Timeless Coenzyme Q10 Serum

This anti-aging 3-in-1 product can replenish and repair the skin while smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, and it is suitable for all skin types. Coenzyme Q10 in this product is able to prevent obvious signs of aging, help restore skin firmness and texture, and repair the skin from environmental damage.

timeless skin care coenzyme q10 serum

(2)Avalon Organics CoQ10 Facial Cleansing Milk

Avalon Organics CoQ10 Facial Cleansing Milk smootens the skin, eliminates wrinkles, clears pores, purifies the skin, hydrates the skin and supports cellular renewal for a healthy complexion. Coenzyme q10 acts as an essential antioxidant in this cleanser, becoming a source of energy for smooth and firm skin.

Avalon Organics CoQ10 Facial Cleansing Milk

(3)Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream

Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream can be effective within 5 weeks after application, and adhering to it in the morning and evening can reduce fine lines and wrinkles. This wrinkle cream contains vitamin E, beta-carotene, and Coenzyme Q10, offering a gentle anti-wrinkle effect for the skin.

Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream

(4)Dr. Denese SkinScience Pore Refining Toner Calming & Clarifying with CoQ-10

Dr. Denese SkinScience Pore Refining Toner is an alcohol-free toner that combines Coenzyme q10, vitamins A and E, and hydroxy acid for optimal skin conditioning. It helps tone and clarify the skin, providing a calming and soothing effect for sensitive skin.

Dr. Denese SkinScience Pore Refining Toner

How to use CoQ10 in daily skin care routine care and start skin care brand customization business?

When it comes to your daily skincare routine, if you have antioxidant and barrier repair needs, you can choose a skincare single or set with CoQ10 as the main ingredient. For example, creams, toners and serums, the antioxidant and repairing effects of this ingredient can be seen after a period of use.

When you want to start a related skincare brand business, you can start with skincare sets, and we can help you develop skincare chain products with different ingredients and different effects. For example, start with an antioxidant, anti-aging skin care set or single product, using coenzyme Q10 as the main ingredient, along with other plant extracts and plant essential oils, to help you customize a mature vegetarian natural formula. Additionally, we offer designer support to design the packaging you require, assisting you in creating top-notch products and establishing brand value.

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