Ubiquinone

Ubiquinone

Quick facts

  • Also known as Coenzyme Q10
  • Naturally occurs in the body
  • Marked improvement on the skin when Q10 is taken orally
  • Antioxidant properties that can help reduce the depth of deep-set wrinkles
  • Comes in a yellow oil-soluble powder form

Who can use it?

All skin types can use it after performing a patch test for 24 hours before applying onto the skin

What is Ubiquinone?

More commonly known was Q10, this clever skin ingredient provides great antioxidant properties that is naturally occurring in the body, meaning it can provide marked improvement in almost everyone’s overall complexion. It has also been shown that taking a supplement of ubiquinone will not only give you more energy but also have an impact on the appearance of premature signs of ageing, such as fine lines and wrinkles, so much so, that even deep-set wrinkles appear notably reduced. Much like turmeric, ubiquinone is bright yellow and comes as an oil-soluble powder meaning it can reach into the lower layers of the skin. You will often find ubiquinone is formulated into skincare products at very high levels making it very potent and able to deliver skin results quickly.

Side effects of Ubiquinone

No known side effects, however if you do have any concerns you can seek the advice of a doctor, dermatologist or trained medical professional.

Scientific evidence of Ubiquinone

  • BioFactors 25 (2005) 175–178, CoQ10 supplementation elevates the epidermal CoQ10 level in adult hairless mice
  • BioFactors 9 (1999) 371–378, Coenzyme Q10, a cutaneous antioxidant and energizer
  • Leslie Baumann, MD, Cosmetic Dermatology, 2nd edition, Coenzyme Q10 - pages 294-295

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