What is Coenzyme Q10?


While there will always be a skin care ingredient du jour, tried and tested active ingredients with good consumer acceptance will always be popular. One such is coenzyme Q10; but what exactly does it do and how are modern brands like The INKEY List using it? Mark Curry explains

Cosmetics Business asks: What is Coenzyme Q10 and what exactly does it do?

Over to the expert…

Coenzyme Q10 (also known as ubiquinone) is an organic, non-protein compound found in most animals and bacteria, and is an all-round super ingredient in humans.

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Q10 essentially prevents chemical oxidation (it’s an antioxidant) and is clinically proven to support recovery from heart failure, Parkinson’s disease and migraines, and to improve physical energy.


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