When you’re looking to try new serums, lotions, creams, and moisturizers, you might see CoQ10 listed in the ingredients. Short for Coenzyme Q10, it’s an enzyme your body creates naturally. It also happens to be an amazing antioxidant which is inside each cell of your body.
In your youth, CoQ10 production in your body is always up and running. But as the ravages of time take place along with the stress of adulthood, that natural creation process of CoQ10 slows and our supplies of it deplete. You don’t even have to be old and doddering for that to happen - it starts the decline once you hit the age of 20!
Once only popular in Japan, the U.S. is starting to catch on to this natural miracle ingredient for skincare. Here’s what it can do to benefit your skin!
Ignite activity in cells
When you use skincare products with Coenzyme Q10 in them, it instills energy to the cells of your skin. Once energized, those cells can get back to work doing what they’re designed to do – kick out toxins like free radicals and properly use nutrients to help skin flourish.
Reduces damage from the sun
With exposure to UV rays, free radicals can damage the DNA in your cells. As you use CoQ10, it protects skin on a molecular level from those harmful effects. By protecting your collagen stores and getting them up and running again, you’ll enjoy more beautiful, healthy, and youthful skin.
Corrects skin tone
Sunspots and hyperpigmentation can leave you feeling insecure. When you incorporate Coenzyme Q10 into your skincare regimen, it stops skin from overproducing melanin, working to fade away those discolorations and unify your skin tone.
Calms and soothes
You might not feel it, but when your skin is full of harmful toxins and aggressive free radicals, it is highly irritated. With CoQ10, you help your skin get back to functioning like it’s in its prime to get rid of those irritating factors. Even though you can’t feel it, you will soon see the results!
Smoothes away the visible signs of aging
Because CoQ10 is so adept at getting skin to function as it should, boosting your natural collagen and elastin production, it helps minimize those fine lines and wrinkles. Yes, even crow’s feet!
Best of all, CoQ10 is generally safe for every skin type except those with vitiligo. You can mix it with most other ingredients too, even retinoids. Experts advise the best results come from using skincare items with CoQ10 before and after being exposed to the sun. You can also use it with topical vitamin C. By combing it with other proven ingredients for youthful skin, you’ll see even more amazing results every time you look in the mirror!
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Jennifer Raskin is a freelance writer, wife and mom that loves cold weather despite her location in Florida, cooking, reading, watching ‘80s movies, weight-lifting, and wine tasting.
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