This powerful antioxidant is found naturally in our bodies, however as we age, our levels of CoQ10 decrease. That's why I love using products containing CoQ10 so we can help boost our skin!
A few months ago I put together this blog all about Coenzyme Q10 and how it works. Since then, I have continued my research and discovered some amazing new products containing CoQ10! This powerful antioxidant is found naturally in our bodies, however as we age, our levels of CoQ10 decrease. This can be worsened by factors such as stress! That's why I love using products containing CoQ10 that target those visible signs of ageing. Ideal for regeneration and glowing skin once you try CoQ10 products, I know you'll be hooked!
Why is CoQ10 in skincare products?
CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant that works to fight against the peroxidation of lipids (skin oils).2 Found in nearly all of our cell membranes, it also has many uses within the body. Some of these include helping to convert carbs and fats into energy used by cells!2
One of Coenzyme Q10's most vital roles is fighting off free radicals that affect the cell regenerating functions of collagen and elastin. As we age and our skin's physiology changes, our levels of CoQ10 naturally decrease. This is particularly evident in people over the age of 30 who typically have lower than average levels! In skin care, this antioxidant effectively works to promote youthful skin by combating the visible signs of ageing.1 When applied topically to the skin, it can help target cell regeneration and provide anti-ageing benefits. 1
Natural skincare containing CoQ10
Mukti Age Defiance Night Serum
There's no better time than at night to give your skin a boost of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The Mukti Age Defiance Night Serum is made with a formula rich in active peptides, Australian native extracts and Coenzyme Q10. This hardworking serum absorbs quickly to effectively penetrate the skin. In a clinical study** conducted by Mukti, participants saw a greater than 10% visible reduction in age spots over 4 weeks and up to 25% within just 8 weeks. They also saw a significant lightening effect after just 30-60 days. This serum may also help to brighten the skin as it contains the peptide Chromabright which fights photoageing and may help brighten the complexion. To use, apply onto the skin at night after cleansing.
Happy Skincare 'Laugh Out Loud' Active Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil is a very similar consistency to that of our own skin's oils which is why it is very popular in so many natural skincare products, even in products targeting acne-prone skin. The Happy Skincare 'Laugh Out Loud' Active Jojoba Oil contains the added benefits of CoQ10, Black Seed Oil and Camellia Oil. It's packed full of nutrients including Zinc, Selenium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium and Calcium! This oil also contains 15 amino acids and Vitamins A, B and E! For a powerhouse dose of antioxidants, apply this oil morning and night after cleansing.
100% Pure CoQ10 Night Cream
If you're looking for a way to smooth fine lines, lighten age spots and increase firmness, I recommend trying the 100% Pure CoQ10 Night Cream! It's made with a blend of Pure Vitamin A, CoQ10, Rosehip Oil and other natural ingredients to target cell turnover and fine lines. This night cream also contains essential fatty acids that may help to plump the skin, leaving it looking more youthful and fresh. As this cream has also includes Vitamin A, so should be only used at night.
Lavera Basis Anti-Ageing Moisturising Cream with Q10
A fantastic option for the daytime is the Lavera Basis Anti-Ageing Moisturising Cream with Q10. This deeply hydrating moisturiser uses the Coenzyme Q10 to target the appearance of fine lines. Formulated with Vitamin E, Organic Shea Butter and Rose Water, this cream provides the skin with a beautiful, healthy glow and works to compensate for a lack of CoQ10 in the skin. It's ideal for anyone with sensitive skin and can be applied morning and night.
Lavera Basis Anti-Ageing Night Cream with Q10
The night time partner to the above day cream is the Lavera Basis Anti-Ageing Night Cream with Q10 $27.45. Using the benefits of CoQ10 this night cream works while you sleep to nourish the skin. It may also reduce the appearance of fine lines and improve the skin's elasticity providing a firming effect. As well CoQ10, this is made with Jojoba Oil, Sunflower Seed and Shea Butter which are all ultra smoothing and replenishing.
Natural Eye Creams containing CoQ10
Acure Eye Cream
Your under eyes need some protection too! The Acure Eye Cream uses Stem Cell technology designed to help smooth fine lines and Chlorella Growth Factor which may increase collagen expression. Coenzyme Q10 offers a boost of antioxidants which may help to brighten dark circles and protect the delicate eye area. In a clinical study** conducted by Acure, participants using this eye cream saw a significant and visible reduction of 15% in just 20 days. 73% of participants also saw a lightening of dark circles! To use, dab a small amount around the eye area.
Lavera Anti-Ageing Eye Cream with Q10
Another great CoQ10 based eye cream is the Lavera Anti-Ageing Eye Cream with Q10 $26.35. Made using Coenzyme Q10 alongside Organic Mallow and Shea Butter, this eye cream targets fine lines and works with mature skin to target the first signs of ageing. It's antioxidant based and helps to keep the under eyes looking both soft and youthful.
Natural Scrub containing CoQ10
Mukti 2-in-1 Resurfacing Exfoliant
To gently any dead skin cell buildup, you can try a to use a natural exfoliant like the Mukti 2-in-1 Resurfacing Exfoliant which cleanses and exfoliates the face using Jojoba beads, Bamboo stem particles, bioactive native Australian AHAs and CoQ10! AHAs are fantastic for stimulating the complexion, removing dead skin cells and leaving you with a radiant glow. But this one also contains the added Perfect for the Winter time! Use 2-3 times a week by applying to your damp face. Massage in with your fingertips and leave on for a few minutes before rinsing off.
(sources: 1ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, 2lpi.oregonstate.edu)
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