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What is the Coenzyme Q10 and why is it good for your skin?

How Q10 helps reduce the appearance of premature ageing
Discover everything about the ingredient on every anti-ageing expert’s lips; Coenzyme Q10 and how NIVEA’s Q10 and Q10 plus range supports anti-wrinkle and anti-ageing.

What is Coenzyme Q10?

Coenzyme Q10

Beiersdorf research has shown that the coenzyme Q10 is the ultimate anti-ageing ingredient that can help support anti-ageing and anti-wrinkle products. Essentially, Q10 is a vitamin-like substance in charge of the breakdown of all our cells in our body, giving skin cells that all-important energy. It is especially important for your liver, heart and skin cells.

Our bodies produce Q10 naturally, but as you age, your body’s production of Q10 slows down. Without coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, your skin is cannot produce the collagen required to continue to support and provide your skin with its firmness and elasticity. Simply put - less collagen means more wrinkles and sagging skin, which can enhance the more obvious signs of ageing.

NIVEA Q10 & Q10 Plus Skincare Range

Using NIVEA Q10 & Q10 Plus skincare range gives your skin that much-needed energy boost when it’s needed most. Incorporating our Q10 range into your daily skincare and face care routine can help fight the appearance of wrinkles and visibly smooth your skin.

 

What Causes a Deficiency in your Body’s Q10?

When you are stressed, ill, tired or lead a rather unhealthy lifestyle, your body consumes more nutrients than usual to repair itself and fight the short-term obstacle in its path. With all the Q10 being used up, your body has a greater need for CoQ10. This lack of CoQ10 can have serious effects on your skin, as you’re not getting all the nutrients and energy you so badly need.

Without enough CoQ10, your skin will quickly lose its firmness and elasticity. As we get older, your body produces less Q10. This is where NIVEA’s Q10 skincare range can help provide you with the care you skin needs.

Skincare Benefits of Coenzyme Q10

Everyone’s skin ages in different ways, and environmental factors can influence this too. Whether it’s through lifestyle changes or using specific NIVEA products, the Q10 range can give your skin that bit of extra care. 

NIVEA Q10 Anti-Age Care Hand Cream is a portable hand cream to help keep your hands moisturised on the go, and avoid dryness which can show signs of ageing.

Coenzyme Q10 to protect against premature ageing

Coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10 as it can be known, can energise your skin and help protect against premature ageing when using the Q10 skincare products over time. Our Q10 product range protects your skin from the sun; the fastest way skin can age. Exposure to the sun’s UVA / UVB rays means it’s important to use a sun cream or moisturiser with an SPF15 at least.   

Coenzyme Q10 has been shown to have the power to help stimulate skin cell activity. This is because it gives your skin cells energy. Active skin cells can get rid of toxins and can make better use of nutrients easily. When your skin ages, all these processes slow down, causing skin to wrinkle over time. CoQ10 has been shown to boost skin cell activity for younger looking skin; giving you a reason to smile! Why not try the NIVEA Q10 range and see the results for yourself?

Can You Add CoQ10 into your Daily Diet?

Your body produces CoQ10 on its own, but as you age this production slows down. The good news is that you can get some of this nutrient from your diet.

Coenzyme Q10 helps your body produce energy and neutralises harmful free radicals. With enough Q10, the nutrient can help protect all cells which reduces your overall risk of developing various illnesses. 

Opting for healthy fresh food choices will naturally bring Q10 into your diet without you having to taking any supplements. 

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