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What Is Coenzyme Q10?

Coenzyme Q10 has bought exciting innovation to anti-wrinkle skin care, with intensive research carried out to determine its skin benefits.

Coenzyme Q10: The facts

Discover what Q10 is and how NIVEA Q10 benefits the skin and how an anti-wrinkle formula with CoQ10 could help you maintain a more youthful complexion. 
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Q10 Power – The Product of More than 20 Years of Research

Beiersdorf have invested more than 20 years of intensive research into Coenzyme Q10, how it works and the benefits for skin care. This has made it possible to create an anti-wrinkle face care range that combats the ageing process naturally.

What is Q10?

Q10 is a coenzyme found naturally in all body cells. It's vital for energy production to fulfil the skin's basic functions such as regeneration and repair. As our skin is the outermost layer of the body, it is constantly exposed to various external factors, including oxidative stress caused by the sun's UV rays. Plus, internal processes can cause the release of free radicals which cause further damage. So what is coenzyme Q10's role? Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, is released as an antioxidant to combat this oxidative stress, which is why it is so essential for smooth, healthy-looking skin.

As we age, the levels of natural Coenzyme Q10 in our skin decrease. Due to the fact that it is such a vital antioxidant and crucial for the energy production process, a reduction in Q10 makes the skin more prone to increased stress and damage. This makes it more susceptible to fine lines and wrinkles, and that's why integrating products with Q10 into your skin care routine could help to maintain younger-looking skin for longer.

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6 Benefits of 100% Skin Identical CoQ10 for Skin: What Is Coenzyme Q10 Good For?

  1. Gives Skin the Energy it Needs for Natural Repair & Regeneration
    One of the key benefits of Q10 is that it provides the cells in your skin with the critical energy needed for it to be able to repair and regenerate itself, meaning it is able to better carry out its basic functions.
  2. More Energised Skin Equals a More Radiant Complexion 
    Skin that is said to look youthful and energetic generally contains high levels of Q10. This is because with the energy that Q10 is providing skin, it can repair and regenerate and faster rate to stay looking young and energised. On the other hand, as skin ages its natural levels of Q10 begin to diminish, meaning it does not repair and regenerate as fast so can look dull and tired. This is why as you age, adding CoQ10 products to your skin care routine can help you maintain a radiant complexion.
  3. Coenzyme Q10 Can Help to Reduce Sun Damage
    CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant that helps to defend skin from adverse effects of sun exposure that are caused by free radicals (unstable atoms that are able to damage skin cells). Reducing sun damage also helps to prevent sun induced signs of ageing.
  4. CoQ10 Supports the Production of Collagen & Elastin
    Collagen makes up almost 80% of our skin and almost a third of all proteins in our body. Coenzyme Q10 helps to support the production of collagen, which helps to: increase cell regeneration, protect delicate organs, strengthen bones, tendons and joints and maintain skin elasticity.
  5. Q10 Helps to Reduce the Emergence of Fine Lines & Wrinkles
    With all the energy CoQ10 provides skin and with it helping to support the production of collagen, it is a highly effective ingredient in creams that help to fight the signs of ageing skin such as fine lines and wrinkles.
  6. CoQ10 Helps to Promote an Even Skin Tone
    Coenzyme Q10 can help to prevent hyperpigmentation and dark spots that are caused by an excess production of melanin. CoQ10 does this by helping to stop the production of tyrosinase which is the catalyst for melanin production.

The Q10 Power Replenishment Study

Beiersdorf researchers were among the first to explore what is coenzyme Q10s benefit for skin care formulas, and have been carrying out scientific studies ever since. For the latest product within the series, the NIVEA Q10 Power Anti-Wrinkle Replenishing Serum Pearls a replenishment study was conducted which focused on whether the NIVEA Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Replenishing Serum Pearls could also replenish levels of Q10 within the skin.

The study involved 82 testers applying the product twice daily and it took 24 research expert seven months of extensive studying, measuring and analysing data. So what is Q10's results? The results were clear - applying the NIVEA Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Replenishing Serum Pearls twice a day for two weeks significantly increased the amount of CoQ10 in the skin.

What is Q10 Power' unique qualities that make it a pioneering skin care ingredient?

Intensive research by Beiersdorf has demonstrated how replenishing levels of the coenzyme Q10 can support the skin's natural functions and protect it from damage, which would otherwise cause visible ageing.

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The evidence is clear – Q10 Power does wonders for the skin

Not only did replenishment studies prove that applying Q10 Power regularly can replenish your natural CoQ10 levels, it also increases the metabolised form of Q10. This indicates that the Q10 is actually absorbed and used by the skin for energy production.


Integrate Q10 Power into your face care routine

Simple tips for ensuring your skin is treated to the benefits of coenzyme Q10.

A serum with a difference: NIVEA Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Replenishing Pearls

The innovative formula in NIVEA Q10 Power Anti-Wrinkle Replenishing Pearls combining Q10 Plus with a moisturising gel makes it a highly effective anti-wrinkle product. So what are Q10's results? Not only does it visibly reduce the appearance of existing fine lines and wrinkles, it also delays the on-set of new ones, helping you to retain a youthful looking complexion for longer. The formula with hyaluronic acid and creatine gives a softer feel to the skin's surface and helps it to absorb as much moisture as possible for a smooth and refined texture.

What is Coenzyme Q10's New Era in Anti-Wrinkle Face Care?

The NIVEA Q10 Power Anti-Wrinkle Replenishing Serum Pearls contains the highest dosage of coenzyme Q10 in the NIVEA product range. The unique formula with hyaluronic acid and creatine doesn't just soften the skin's surface, it also gives your face a fresher, younger look.

Tips for Doing Facial Exercises the Right Way

  • Ensure your skin is clear and dry before the application.
  • Always apply your serum before your moisturiser to ensure its formula can penetrate deeply and work its magic.
  • Gently work the serum into your skin using the tips of your fingers to massage it all over your face.
  • Combine with a Q10 Plus moisturiser like the NIVEA Q10 Power Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream to intensify the anti-wrinkle benefits.