Everyone knows Coenzyme Q10, (or CoQ10) is a great ingredient to find in your skin care products. If you look on the label of your anti aging product bottles it’s almost obligatory to see Coenzyme Q10 listed.
That’s why it’s there, because everyone expects to see it there, so if they do it sells. But is it good to see Coenzyme Q10 listed in the ingredients?
Hard question to answer, because it’s not easy to say. Yes and no. It depends. And that’s why it’s not sufficient to assume that if Coenzyme Q10 is listed on the ingredients list that’s good. Because it depends on a number of things.
What is Coenzyme Q10 and what does it do? It is a substance that is naturally made by the human body and is essential for the proper functioning of our cells. It’s like a vitamin, or what is known as an anti oxidant, and as we get older our store of CoQ10 starts to decrease. As CoQ10 is important to our skin health this isn’t good. As an anti oxidant it helps protect our cells against damage by free radicals.
And as free radicals are important factors in the aging process, we need good stores of anything that help protect us against them.
And it helps our skin molecules to function properly, and produce substances like collagen and elastin, both essential to skin health as well.
Our supply of Coenzyme Q10 starts to deplete with age, and stress, and other lifestyle factors like poor diet. And in particular Coenzyme Q10 is depleted when our skin is exposed to UV radiation. Ie it’s exposed to the sun’s rays.
So if it helps protect our skin cells from free radical damage and also helps produce useful skin substances, wouldn’t it be good to see Coenzyme Q10 listed on the label of the skin care and anti aging products we use?
Not necessarily. There’s some problems. Even if it’s to be of use to us it has to be there in sufficient quantities, and often it isn’t. Secondly it has to be present in a form that can penetrate the skin. Even if there is sufficient quantities in the product it’s no use if it can’t penetrate the skin and get to where it can do it’s work.
Otherwise it just sits on the surface of the skin.
How have the best skin care and anti aging companies overcome this? By producing a special version of Coenzyme Q10 called Nano-Lipobelle H-EQ10. This is a type of CoQ10 that has tiny particle sizes that do get into the skin, and has been shown to increase the amount of collagen and elastin in the skin. This in turn has quite a significant effect on combating wrinkles.
And it can work it’s anti oxidant miracles once it’s got into your skin and can then help prevent skin damage.
Nano-Lipobelle H-EQ10 is extremely expensive, but if it works then there will be companies that will use it to produce the best, and most effective, anti aging skin care products that money can buy. But as these companies don’t spend stacks of money on marketing their products are cost comparable to the other products you’ll find on the shelves that don’t contain Nano-Lipobelle H-EQ10, and aren’t very effective.
But as they don’t spend stacks on marketing, chances are you’ve never even heard of them, even though they produce the best anti aging and skin care products in the world.
So no, it isn’t necessarily good to find Coenzyme Q10 in your skin care products, but it is good to find Nano-Lipobelle H-EQ10. But you won’t find it in mainstream skincare products on the shelves.