Coenzyme Q10 is a crucial anti-aging nutrient for healthy skin. By acting as a strong antioxidant, it neutralizes free radicals to help improve the signs of aging. Coenzyme Q10 is also called ubiquinone (the "ubiquitous quinone"), because it is present in plants and animals, including the human skin. This is a crucial molecule in respiration. Its topical application restores mitochondrial activity, increasing energy production as ATP, plus reducing power needed to make new collagen. Add Coenzyme Q10 to your favorite base cream or water-based formula for an antioxidant boost.
Use Skin Actives Coenzyme Q10 Powder in your everyday base cream to create a formulation suited for your skin’s needs. Create a DIY mixture to help target what you need most in a skincare routine and see how CoQ10 Powder can work for you. Add one tube to your face cream or even try our advanced formulation recipe. All skin types are compatible with Coenzyme Q10 Powder to help combat age-causing lines and wrinkles.
How to use it
Beginner: Add 1 tube in 4 oz of your favorite base cream.
Advanced: This ingredient is recommended for use at up to 0.5% in formulations. Add this ingredient to the heated oil phase of an emulsion. This ingredient can be added to a base cream or oil-based serum, but it can require some heating to get a solution this is free of flecks. Heat the powder in oil until the solution is free of specks (about 40C) before adding to a base cream or serum.
This strongly colored powder can stain the skin when used at higher concentrations, so we recommend testing the finished product on the skin before first use. Store in a cool, dark location.
Products with this ingredient:
Anti-Aging Cream, Ultimate Moisturizing Cream, Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer, Revitalizing Nutrient Cream, Ultimate Moisturizing Cream with ROS BioNet & Apocynin
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