The Wonders of Q10
Your body naturally makes the vitamin-like, fat-soluble substance and antioxidant coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) to zap free radicals in cells. The skin's own coenzyme Q10 is essential for generating energy. ... Q10 also protects the skin from oxidative stress but unfortunately, the proportion of Q10 in our skin reduces over the years. That may make skin cells more vulnerable to damage. There is also research showing that environmental factors deplete the presence of CoQ10 in the skin.
This is when wrinkles can appear. That's why anti-ageing products that contain Q10 can help to reduce signs of ageing in our skin. Various studies show that CoQ10 helps reduce crow’s feet, or the wrinkles around the eyes.
These are some of the reasons we use it in our skin care products the Vitamin Rich Repair Moisturiser and our Mystique Serum.
The Natural Institute for Health – Library of Medicine’s Topical treatment with coenzyme Q10‐containing formulas improves skin's Q10 level and provides antioxidative effects article tells us that:
We showed that quinone values on the skin surface were significantly increased after treatment with Q10‐containing formulas demonstrating that the powerful antioxidant Q10 can be delivered directly to the uppermost layer of the skin. With a topical Q10 treatment, however, short‐term environmental stress‐induced as well as age‐related Q10 deficits may be counteracted directly at the skin surface. Young individuals displaying normal Q10 values may benefit since spontaneously occurring external oxidative stress can be neutralized quickly. In the aged population already decreased Q10 levels may be replenished. Thus, using Q10‐containing formulas on a regular basis to protect the outermost skin layer is favorable for skin at any age.