Top 5 Benefits of CoQ10 in Skincare 

If you’ve ever taken the time to read ingredients in anti-aging beauty products, Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a common ingredient. It can be found in toners, moisturizers, and eye creams, because of the effectiveness of reducing the appearance of fine lines. 

What is CoQ10?

CoQ10 is a nutrient that occurs naturally in the body, but production slows down as you age. It’s also a nutrient that is found in foods like tuna, salmon, liver, and whole grains. 

The coenzyme is vital for energy production to help skin regenerate and repair itself. Since your skin is constantly exposed to environmental factors that can cause damage, your body needs the building blocks necessary to repair itself. 

What are the Benefits of CoQ10 in Skincare and Why is it Important?

Products like our new serum, Restore III has CoQ10 as one of the main ingredients, because of the anti-aging benefits it has on the skin. Here are the top benefits of this ingredient: 

1. Helps Skin Repair and Regenerate

In order for your skin to repair itself and regenerate, it needs the energy to carry out that natural function. 

2. Creates a Radiant Complexion 

benefits of coq10 in skincare

Youthful, radiant skin tends to have a higher level of Q10. This higher level allows your skin to regenerate faster, creating a radiant complexion. The reason that your skin tends to look duller and more tired as you age is that your body doesn’t produce as much of this nutrient, making the regeneration process slower. 

3. Reduces Sun Damage to Skin

Studies have shown that CoQ10 has antioxidant properties that allow the skin to fight against free radicals from sun exposure that cause damage. The antioxidant properties of this nutrient are also why people take it as a supplement for overall health. 

4. Helps The Body Produce Collagen 

Collagen represents roughly ⅓ of all proteins in your body and it is necessary to maintain skin elasticity as well as increase cell regeneration. CoQ10 helps the body produce the necessary collagen it needs to support healthy skin.

5. Can Help to Reduce the Fine Lines

Since this nutrient is needed to give skin the energy to regenerate and helps with collagen production, it can be highly effective at reducing fine lines. 

Who Benefits From Using CoQ10?

Anyone that has skin can benefit from using CoQ10! No matter what age you are, your body needs the necessary building blocks to function properly. You shouldn’t wait until your skin starts losing its natural coenzyme Q10 production to give it the resources to replenish it. Instead, using anti-aging beauty products now is beneficial.  

What Other Ingredients Go Well With CoQ10?

In addition to CoQ10, other ingredients can be mixed with it to create an even more effective formula. BeeNaturals Restore III beauty serum is made with CoQ10 and these two additional ingredients: 

Vitamin C

Studies have shown that using a topical form of Vitamin C can help reduce the effects of photoaging. This is damage to skin that has been caused by sunlight and ultraviolet light. Vitamin C also stimulates collagen production in the body, which is necessary to reduce the effects of aging. 


Just like CoQ10, retinol works to prevent damage from free-radicals. So why would you use both of these ingredients if they do both address damage from free-radicals? Because retinol is known to help breakdown fat-soluble CoQ10. This means that it will be absorbed into the skin faster and therefore, more effective. 

When CoQ10, Retinol, and Vitamin C are used in beauty serum, like Restore III, it can help your skin to have the energy needed to regenerate, reduce the visible signs of fine lines, and produce a healthier-looking complexion. 

Learn more:

Understanding the Top 10 Anti-Aging Ingredients

Differences Between Peeper Keeper and Eye Serum?


We’ve had a lot of questions about our Eye Formulas, including what are the differences between Peeper Keeper and Eye Serum Products.

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First of all, let’s talk about the Original Formula of Peeper Keeper

Peeper Keeper original formula is a VERY rich product that doesn’t contain any specific anti-aging peptides or ingredients that would reduce puffiness, dark circles or wrinkles per se, (only soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles due to the moisturizing effect).

We’ve heard some comments that the original formula is too greasy. Well, it’s a deeply moisturizing product that is formulated specifically for dryness around the eye area.

If that’s not your thing, then we do have a series of eye products that are formulated to address SPECIFIC eye concerns, such as dark circles, puffiness, and more. You may be much happier with one of these depending on your specific needs.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Here’s the breakdown of each product and it’s “Super Powers.”

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Peeper Keeper Products

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Peeper Keeper original formula –

Rich, deeply emollient balm formulated to moisturizer and lubricate dry, crepey skin. Nothing more, nothing less. No peptides for dark circles or wrinkles or puffiness. It’s a great little multi-tasking product – brows, lips, chapped nose, cuticles, etc.[/vc_column_text][dt_default_button link=”|title:Queen%20Bee%20Peeper%20Keeper%20Eye%20Balm||”]Buy Now[/dt_default_button][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”94306″ alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

Peeper Keeper Riche –

A water based cream that is lightweight (not greasy) that contains marigold extract (cornflower) and one anti-aging peptide, so it soothes, lightly moisturizes and addresses fine lines.[/vc_column_text][dt_default_button link=”|title:Queen%20Bee%20Peeper%20Keeper%20Eye%20Balm||”]Buy Now[/dt_default_button][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”8692″ alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

Peeper Keeper Bright Eyes –

A water based cream that is lightweight and is specifically formulated with caffeine to aid in the reduction of puffiness due to fluid retention (not fatty eye bags). No peptides.[/vc_column_text][dt_default_button link=”|title:Queen%20Bee%20Peeper%20Keeper%20Eye%20Balm||”]Buy Now[/dt_default_button][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Eye Serum Products

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Essential Eye Serum –

Product is elegantly packaged and provides a host of benefits at an affordable price point. It contains 2 peptides (one for wrinkles and one for puffiness) and dark circle reduction in a serum product this is a lightweight. 15 ml size (1/2 oz).[/vc_column_text][dt_default_button link=”|title:Queen%20Bee%20Peeper%20Keeper%20Eye%20Balm||”]Buy Now[/dt_default_button][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”96680″ alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

Ultimate Eye Serum –

The holy grail of peptide products for puffiness, dark circles and wrinkles. It’s a lightweight serum that is lightly moisturizing. It contains three peptides, hence the highest cost of the five products. Two sizes.[/vc_column_text][dt_default_button link=”|title:Queen%20Bee%20Peeper%20Keeper%20Eye%20Balm||”]Buy Now[/dt_default_button][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Bee Naturals Stocking Stuffers

Although Christmas is a time of joyous celebration, preparation for such a holiday can start to feel overwhelming.  Particularly when it comes to finding those perfect gifts.  And just when we start to feel like there is nothing left to check off our lists, we see the limp row of stockings hanging over the fireplace.  In an attempt to make this holiday season a little bit easier on yourself, look no further than our stocking stuffer product guide.  This year, instead of wasting your money on cheap junk that is likely to end up in the ever growing miscellaneous drawer, why not chose from these inexpensive, useful gifts?  Bee Naturals offers an eclectic variety of miniature gems to to fill the everyone’s stocking.

Aromatherapy Hand Sanitizer 

2 oz. / 4 oz.

A great little gift for anyone who works in environments that require the utmost cleanliness.  From nurses to teachers, or anyone in need of a quick wash when water and soap are no where to be found.  Unlike most commercial brand sanitizers, our product is infused with glycerin to protect your skin from the drying affects of alcohol, and lightly scented with lavender and sweet orange essential oils.

Ultra-Rich Hand Crème

2 oz. (Size available in retail store locations only)

This hand cream contains rich butters and oils that are sure to keep your hands feeling moisturized and looking healthy.  Our vanilla buttercream scent is a perennial favorite.   A great little powerhouse package.

Lip Balm

Bee Naturals’ balms are available in seven different flavors, as well as an unscented option.  What sets our lip balms apart from the rest?  Not just the clever blend of natural soothing ingredients, but perfect consistency.  While many lip balms on the market today tend to be either overly greasy, or too thick and waxy, ours is right in the middle.  The product glides over your lips effortlessly, but is thick enough to offer long lasting protection.

Queen Bee Ultimate Eye Serum

4 ml.

This miniature version of our 15 ml. package is perfectly sized and reasonably prized.  This powerful under eye pick me up contains three different strands of peptides clinically proven to diminish dark circles, puffiness and diminish the appearance of fine lines.  An ideal item for hard working moms and night owls.  The 4 ml. container also makes the serum great for travelers.

Cuticle & Nail Oil Pen

Pen – 3.85 ml.

Bee Naturals clever pen packaging offers a convenient, mess-free way to keep nails and cuticles looking their best. The simple dial-up design and brush applicator make the item fit to occupy the stocking of those constantly on-the-go.  Our formula blends together natural oils, Vitamin E and essential oils.  Although our oil pen contains less oil than its .5 oz. jar option, the oil’s ingredients are so highly concentrated that it is sure to last you a while.

Ultimate Foot Crème

.5 oz. (Size available in retail store locations only)

A stuffer for those who need to take a load off and pamper their sore, over-worked feet.  Massage this cream onto calloused, cracked areas to give your feet a break this Christmas.  If you are looking to really spoil yourself, try slipping on some socks after applying the cream and wearing them to bed.  This will encourage the absorption of all the foot softening ingredients.

Baby Balm

.5 oz.

Our top seller, used on little ones and adults, is a product for everyone.  This travel sized version is a great gift for those who are already or have yet to become Baby Balm enthusiasts, as its regular 4 oz. container can be difficult to carry around with you throughout the day.  The product is a fix-all for everything from cracked lips, setting makeup, or soothing a variety of skin irritations including, of course, diaper rash.

Want More Travel Sized Products?

Try checking out these items for even more stocking stuffer ideas!

-Miracle Skin Cream

Hand & Body Nectar (Travel sizes available in retail store locations only)

Skin Cream Bars

-Peeper Keeper

-Shaving Foam


Benefits of Peptides in Skin Care

Peptides are found in many effective anti-aging skin care products.  While there is no singular, miracle ingredient that will give you those instant, youthful results we all wish for, peptides are an extremely important ingredient to look for in your wrinkle fighting creams, serums, and under eye products.

What are Peptides?

Peptides are formed by chains of amino acids that are the building blocks of skin proteins.  When peptides are created by a long chain of amino acids, they become proteins. Forming peptides from a short chain of amino acids allows them to penetrate the outer layer of our skin and send signals to our cells to remind them how to function properly.

The most infamous protein naturally found in the skin that diminishes naturally as we age, is collagen.  Making up 75% of our skin, collagen is responsible for maintaining that thick, supple, taut appearance.  As such it is such a large molecule, collagen cannot not penetrate the skin when applied to the skin in the form of a cream or serum, making peptides a great alternative.  Peptides are blessed with the ability to signal cells to make more collagen and repair damaged cell structures.

Do I Look Younger Yet?!

The amount of time needed to see the results of a peptide formulated product depends largely on your skin’s specific situation and type.  I know its hard to read, but the key to achieving the desired results of these products is patience.  Be religious about applying your products.  Most of time, noticeable results will become apparent at least a month of routine application.  For some, results can take up to three months.  But do not let this deter you!

Remember to keep in mind that different product consistencies work differently, even if the ingredients are exactly the same.  While peptide creams are beneficial for the skin, they may be too heavy.  A cream’s thick consistency may diminish the effectiveness of active ingredients, as they cannot fully penetrate the skin.  Serums, however, allow the peptides and other active ingredients to penetrate the skin more quickly, producing more meaningful results.  Try incorporating a peptide cream and serum into your daily routine to achieve more noticeable results.

Bee Naturals Products with Peptides:


Queen Bee Ultimate Eye Serum infused with peptides

Bee Naturals’ Queen Bee Ultimate Eye Serum is formulated with three different strands of peptides that encourage a dramatic reduction in dark under eye circles, puffiness and fine lines.  The information below highlights each strand’s characteristics, as well as instances in which the ingredients have been proven effective:

Haloxyl™:  This peptide helps dramatically lighten dark under eye circles by targeting the area’s thinning skin and hemoglobin degradation.  A 2007 study applied 2% Haloxyl underneath the eyes of 22 females over the course of 56 days.  The study revealed a 60% reduction in dark under eye circles.

Tripeptide-5:   What makes this smaller chain of amino acids such a prized anti-aging ingredient is its highly bioactive nature.  This characteristic means the peptide can deeply penetrate the skin, where it is able to increase collagen production and healthy tissue growth by instructing existing skin cells to behave like they did your 20’s.  Clinical studies have revealed the ingredients skin firming capabilities when used consistently.

Soy-rice Peptides:  This highly active complex is derived from yeast protein typically used to address dark circles, puffiness and fine lines surrounding the eyes.  Clinical research has shown a significant reduction of such concerns by 35% after consistent application after 8 weeks.  Such successful results are attributed to the ingredient’s ability to improve microcirculation, stimulate collagen and elastin, and reduce the effect of free radicals on the skin.

Peeper Keeper Eye Balm: Understanding the Ingredients

Bee Naturals customers often boast of the Peeper’s Keeper Eye Balm’s protective and moisturizing qualities, as well as its ability to minimize the appearance of fine lines. While the product is formulated to address concerns in the eye area, many have found it to benefit chapped lips and cuticles. To uncover the secrets behind this top seller’s success, look no further than its list of natural ingredients. Here are a few of the eye balm’s true heroes:

 Olive Oil: Olive Oil has a molecular structure similar to that of the natural oils produced by our skin. This structure enables the oil to exercise its heavy-duty moisturizing powers without being overbearing on the skin, making it perfect for the sensitive tissue under the eyes.

 Unbleached Beeswax: Unbleached Beeswax is the ingredient that gives the Peeper Keeper its balm consistency. By forming a protective barrier, Beeswax helps defend the fragile skin from environmental damage brought on by the sun or severe weather conditions.

Rice Bran Oil: Rice Bran Oil has anti-inflammatory properties that help calm irritated skin. Like Beeswax, this oil helps protect the skin from sun damage, and other external threats such as air pollution.

 Avocado Oil: Avocado Oil is rich in essential fatty acids, minerals, protein, Vitamins A, B, E, and beta-carotene. This oil has the ability to increase cellular regeneration, making it perfect for the thinning skin underneath the eyes.

 Meadowfoam Seed Oil: Meadowfoam Seed Oil is rich in Vitamins C and A and works wonders on aging, tired skin. The oil’s superior oxidative stability allows it withstand high temperatures and the presence of oxygen without going rancid, leaving all its vitamins and nutrients intact.

 Carrot Seed Essential Oil: Carrot Seed Essential Oil stimulates blood circulation that can decrease the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. As a strong antiseptic, this ingredient has been known to fight rashes, dermatitis, and other skin problems. The oil enhances the effectiveness of other ingredients in the eye balm.