When it comes to anti-ageing skincare, there are several ingredients, which are commonplace on the market such as vitamin C, retinol and hyaluronic acid. However, there’s a new contender in town and it’s possibly the most effective one yet. Discover the benefits of COQ10 and why you should be adding it to your skincare routine.
What is COQ10?
COQ10, formally known as Coenzyme Q10, is a natural substance which is found in every single cell of the body and helps with cell growth. Your body produces COQ10 but as you age the amount you produce decreases which causes fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin.
Switching up your diet can help to increase your COQ10 levels as there are high amounts of it found in organ meats such as heart and liver, as well as in whole grains, peanuts, beef and oily fish. Alternatively, you can take supplements although the long-term effects of this are unknown.
The best way to enjoy the skincare benefits of COQ10 is by topical application as it can be easily absorbed into the skin.
What are the benefits of COQ10?
COQ10 helps with both natural ageing and with premature ageing so no matter how far along you are in the ageing process you can reap the rewards of this natural ingredient. The earlier you can start your anti-ageing routine, the better you can prevent it. There are two main ways in which COQ10 helps the body:
- Maintains healthy skin cells
COQ10 is a key ingredient in not only stimulating cell growth but also maintaining the existing cells so they stay healthy. COQ10 helps to strengthen the collagen and elastin in the body which are the main components of skin cell regeneration and are vital for keeping skin looking young. With strengthened collagen and elastic, and healthier skin cells, this means firmer skin with fewer wrinkles.
- Reduces and repairs skin damage
COQ10 is also an antioxidant so it can help to protect and repair your skin from both environmental and natural causes of ageing. Antioxidants neutralise free radicals, which attach themselves to healthy skin cells and cause damage. Free radicals are all around us, but pollution, smoking and the sun can encourage greater production of them and are the most common causes of premature ageing. COQ10 will not only protect your skin from the effects of free radicals but they can also undo some of the damage they have already done.
How can I add COQ10 into my skincare routine?
COQ10 can be found in all different types of skin care products and is beneficial for all skin types. At Senovu we have designed our COQ10 Regenerative Complex Oil which not only harnesses the powerful effects of COQ10 but also contains additional antioxidants such as Rosehip Oil and Jojoba Oil to give skin that extra boost of protection it needs. All of our products are organic and natural, meaning kind and safe ingredients for our skin, our environment and our health.
Adding COQ10 into your skincare routine is a great way to fight against the common causes of premature ageing and allow your skin to age gracefully with time.