Coenzyme Q10, also known as CoQ10 or ubiquinone, it is a vitamin-like, fat-soluble substance present in all human cells. It is a natural antioxidant in the body whose purpose is to combat damage from free radicals that contribute to aging. As age, the levels of coenzyme Q10 start to drop in the body, leading to a decrease in the ability of cells to withstand stress and regenerate. After the age of 35 to 40, the organism begins to lose its ability to synthesize coenzyme Q10 from food and its deficiency develops.
A study have shown that coenzyme Q10 may have an effect on skin and the appearance of wrinkles, most notably by reducing UV damage, reducing substances in damaged skin, and stimulating healthy collagen production. Moreover topical application of coenzyme Q10 has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
Many cosmetics companies who include this ingredient in their products promise that it will improve the tone, texture and firmness of your skin, although the amount and quality of the coenzyme Q10, as well as other ingredients that may help or hinder its effectiveness, vary widely from one product to another.