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?
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
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?
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.