Hi Modern Guys and Gals,
How familiar are you with the ingredients in your skincare products? Labels are full of guarantees to reduce wrinkles and firm skin, but which ingredients can actually deliver these results? There are so many promising ingredients out there that it’s hard to distinguish the ones we truly need from the ones we don’t.
As we age, our bodies lose many of the naturally occurring elements in our bodies. These elements help prevent visible signs of aging. As we begin to lose them, we need to start looking for other ways to get them into our bodies. That’s why this week’s product spotlight isn’t so much about a product, but rather, an ingredient! We’re talking about CoQ10, and what this ingredient can do for your skin.
What is CoQ10?
CoEnzymeQ10, or CoQ10, is naturally produced by our bodies. It acts as an antioxidant, which means it helps protect healthy cells. It aids digestion and increases energy. It’s even been known to help with weight loss. It’s often recommend to promote heart health. If you’ve heard of it, this is probably why. But, did you know that it’s also good for your skin?
How does it help your skin?
CoQ10 works as an antioxidant. Toxins in the environment, from things like pollution and UV rays, can damage skin cells. Toxins in our own body, like from poor diet choices, can also take their toll on our skin cells. CoQ10 helps minimize this damage and it energizes cells, resulting in more efficient cell turnover.
In addition, CoQ10 works on the cellular level to preserve elastin and collagen. These are the proteins that keep your skin firm, supple, and rejuvenated. They help prevent loose, saggy skin. They give your skin strength and flexibility, so it can ‘bounce back’ more easily. We lose these proteins as we get older and it becomes more difficult for skin cells to repair themselves. CoQ10 helps protect and stimulate the production of these proteins. Prolonged use of CoQ10 reduces the depth of wrinkles.
How do you get CoQ10?
CoQ10 is already found in our bodies. It can also be found in foods, such as meats and some fish. It’s sometimes taken as an oral supplement, but please consult a doctor before adding any supplements to your diet.
For skincare, CoQ10 can be applied topically and is very effective. Many skincare products contain CoQ10 in their ingredients, which makes it easy for you to incorporate this into your existing routine.
Where can you find products that contain CoQ10?
Serums are an important part of nearly any beauty routine, but not all serums are created equally. Look for a serum that contains CoQ10, like Skin Script’s Vitamin C/Green Tea Serum. In addition to CoQ10, this serum has a number of powerful ingredients. Daily use of this serum reduces wrinkles, repairs damage, and stimulates healthy cell growth.
You can also add CoQ10 to your routine through a daily moisturizer, like Skin Script’s Ageless Skin Moisturizer. You’ve probably heard us mention this before, it’s a great moisturizer. It’s not too heavy, so it’s perfect for every day use. But, what we haven’t mentioned, is that CoQ10 is one of its active ingredients. The CoQ10 in this formula helps fight signs of aging, while the aloe soothes and hydrates skin. It’s a win-win!
In a nutshell, CoQ10 promotes tight, healthy, and younger looking skin. It’s found in products that are already part of a healthy skincare regimen. It builds in our bodies with continued use. This means that the more we use it, the better it works. Adding a CoQ10 product is a small change that can make a big difference in your skincare routine.
Modern Guys and Gals, is CoQ10 part of your skincare regimen?