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.

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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