CoQ-10 facial treatments have demonstrated significant potential in preliminary research as an effective antioxidant.
Antioxidants are an extremely important component of any anti-aging skin care regimen because they help control and reverse the damaging effects of free radical activity as well as improve skin health.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ-10 for short) is a naturally produced bodily enzyme and fundamental antioxidants that found in every cell of the body. The CoQ-10 coenzyme is vital in energy production in cells.
The majority skin aging isa result of exposure to environmental sources. When blocked with the support of antioxidants and sun screening, the skin will show less signs of aging.
Having first gained popularity and recognition as an effective anti-aging treatment in Japan, CoQ-10 began appearing in U.S. formulations for CoQ-10 products. Asian
markets have a reputation of pioneering star skin care ingredients. Asian beauty brands actually make huge investments in research and development which allows them to come up with
innovations faster than in the United States.
By reducing the degrading effect of the sun which lowers collagen levels, CoQ-10 helps to reduce and repair the damage caused by exposure to the sun. CoQ-10's powerful antioxidant properties helps to heal this cellular damage and protect the skin.
CoQ10 can be applied after retinol treatments, as well as before and after exposure to the sun. It can now be found in many toners, moisturizers as well as good quality eye creams, under eye patches and serums.
Experts recommend that for best results, use a Coenzyme Q10 product alongside other fat-soluble ingredients, in particular glycolic acid and retinol (Vitamin A).
Professionals advise that CoQ10 is most effective when used on the face and in particular around the eyes, as it is very good at reducing under eye puffiness, dark circles and fine lines.