Coenzyme Q10: properties and action

Coenzyme Q10 is one of those ingredients that really works — has regenerating, strengthening properties, effectively fighting wrinkles. Also it is a natural chemical present in each cell. Responsible for their metabolism — stimulating their regeneration, and the skin retains firmness for longer. Combined with vitamin E, it detoxifies cells and prevents the formation of free radicals.

Because cells produce less and less coenzyme Q10 with age, the use of cosmetics containing it protects collagen and elastin from destructive UV rays and stimulates the production of new fibers. Coenzyme Q10 is one of the most powerful antioxidants. It handles liposomes best, and through this is able to penetrate deep layers of the skin.

As a component of cosmetics, it is most often obtained from plants, such as tobacco leaves or algae. First of all, it is present in face creams and body lotions with a rejuvenating and regenerating effect.

Coenzyme Q10 properties:

  • Strengthens skin, 
  • prevents skin aging, 
  • protects against harmful effects of solar radiation, 
  • moisturizing action, 
  • affects the acceleration of wound healing, 
  • relieves inflammation, 
  • protects the skin from free radicals, 
  • has regenerating and antioxidant effects, 
  • discoloration, 
  • prevents the formation of wrinkles and smooths existing ones, 
  • accelerates reconstruction of epidermis, 
  • stimulates the process of division of skin cells.
  • Who should use cosmetics with Q10 coenzyme?

It is recommended to use women of all ages and skin types. It is biocompatible, that is, it does not cause side effects such as burning or irritation, so it is suitable even for atopic and sensitive skin.

Cosmetics with coenzyme Q10 should be applied not only on the face, but also on the neck, cleavage and hands. Although you have to wait a little until there is an effect (about 2-3 months of regular use), the time devoted to skin care is worth it — the skin looks younger, healthier, wrinkles are smoothed, skin becomes hydrated, elastic and even.

This ingredient supports the treatment of many serious diseases:

  • circulatory failure,
  • coronary heart disease,
  • arterial hypertension,
  • atherosclerosis,
  • periodontitis,
  • certain muscle diseases
  • diabetes type II,
  • Parkinson’s disease,
  • Alzheimer’s disease.

Too low level of coenzyme Q10 in the body – causes

When there is no coenzyme Q10 in the body, chronic fatigue syndrome, decreased immunity and physical performance, as well as the symptoms of organs in which the deficiency is most noticeable, such as a decrease in the functioning of the heart and its dysfunction.


body produces a certain amount of coenzyme, but after 35 years its production declines. Deficiency also occurs in people who exercise intensively, work physically (the more intense the body works, the more it uses that ingredient). Therefore, the body must be supplied with it.

Products containing coenzyme Q10:

  • fish, offal,
  • oils,
  • spinach,
  • broccoli
  • whole grains.

This component is sensitive to high temperatures, so its content decreases both during cooking and prolonged storage. It is digestible only in the presence of fats.

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