In the realm of skincare, few ingredients have garnered as much attention and praise as Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10.
This remarkable compound has earned its place as a star ingredient in the world of beauty and wellness due to its numerous skin-loving properties. In this article, we'll dive into the world of CoQ10, exploring its origins, the myriad benefits it offers for your skin, and how to incorporate it effectively into your skincare routine.
This remarkable compound has become a staple in many skincare formulations and has been a hero in Japanese beauty for years.
In this article, we'll delve into the world of CoQ10, exploring its origins, benefits, and why it's a superstar ingredient in Dalia Botanique's range of natural skincare products.
Coenzyme Q10, often referred to as CoQ10 or Ubiquinone, is a naturally occurring antioxidant found in every cell of the human body. It plays a critical role in energy production at the cellular level, which is essential for the proper functioning of the skin. CoQ10's levels tend to diminish as we age, leading to various skin-related issues, including loss of elasticity, fine lines and the effects of sun damage.
The Skincare Benefits of CoQ10
1. Antioxidant Protection:
CoQ10 is a potent antioxidant, helping to combat the harmful effects of free radicals. These free radicals, often generated by environmental stressors like UV radiation and pollution, can accelerate the aging process and cause damage to the skin. By neutralising these free radicals, CoQ10 helps protect your skin from premature aging due to sun damage.
2. Boosting Collagen Production:
Collagen is a protein responsible for maintaining the skin's firmness and elasticity. CoQ10 can stimulate collagen production, which can lead to firmer, smoother, even skin tone.
3. Cellular Energy:
CoQ10 is involved in the body's natural energy production processes. When applied topically, it helps energise skin cells, promoting a healthier, more vibrant complexion. This boost in energy can make the skin look brighter and more radiant.
4. Reduction of UV Damage:
Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can lead to premature aging and skin damage. CoQ10 has been found to help mitigate the effects of UV damage, making it an excellent addition to your sunscreen routine.
Who can use it?
Anyone can but we always recommend consulting a medical professional if you are pregnant and/or have chronic skin conditions and sensitivity.
CoQ10 is especially beneficial to those who spend a lot of time outdoors.
How often can you use it?
CoQ10 is fine to include in both your morning and evening skincare routines.
Dalia Botanique recommends:
A restorative Facial Oil Serum designed to help repair and restore the appearance of weather damaged skin. Suitable for morning and evening use.
Apply to slightly damp skin after a bath or shower to look in moisture and keep skin hydrated.