Ubiquinone also known as coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10 is a potent antioxidant compound naturally produced by the body and important to cell functioning and development. It also protects them against the damaging effects of free radicals (unpaired electrons generated by cells when they’re exposed to oxygen). These unpaired electrons damage collagen and elastin inside the cells, resulting in aging of skin. Ubiquinone helps keep these free radicals from doing damage by donating electrons to them, rendering them harmless. It also has the ability to regenerate other antioxidants such as vitamin E and vitamin C.
Ubiquinone naturally decreases with aging. As an antioxidant, ubiquinone offers skin anti-aging benefits. When applied topically, ubiquinone is thought to penetrate the skin easily, and reduce free radical damage through its antioxidant properties. It is also been found to assist cells in building collagen and elastin, therefore reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, Ubiquinone also has properties that allow it to prevent or reduce oxidative damage to tissues, and may be more effective than Vitamin E at preventing this damage.
Seeing ubiquione’s miracle effects of protection against skin damage due to sun and prevention of collagen breakdown manufacturers of skin care products are adding it to their products. Some products that contain this powerful antioxidant are facial moisturizers, eye creams, sunscreens and other anti-aging skin care products.
As skin gets older, the fibers known as collagen and elastin that keep skin firm gradually deteriorate. A gradual decline in the natural production of CoQ10 that occurs with age may also weaken the effectiveness of these fibers. Topical use of Coenzyme Q10 based products reduces the breakdown of collagen and gives it rejuvenating look.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology a study published in 1999 in the journal “Biofactors” indicates that ubiquinone has the ability to prevent many of the detrimental effects of photo-aging (skin damage caused by excessive sun exposure).
Skin begins to sag and become thinner as it matures. Depending on how much time you have spent in the sun, varying degree of wrinkles may form. To reduce these wrinkles, topical use of ubiquinone based products has become essential as they help reverse the signs of aging skin.
My recommendations for Ubiquinone based products are I-Max Anti-aging Serum and Retinol, Vitamin C & E, Beta Carotene, CoQ-10 Oil-Based Antioxidant Serum by MaxLife USA, Inc. They deemed fit to their respective results of collagen repair, tighten up flabby skin, remove fine lines, reduce deep wrinkles and hydrate skin.