The contribution of antioxidants to human health and beauty is widely known. However, how much do we really know about coenzyme Q10 and its beneficial properties?
Coenzyme Q10 is a fat-soluble compound -naturally synthesized by the human body- playing a central role in mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation. Its contribution to the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is the source of energy for use and storage at the cellular level, is essential, while -as an antioxidant- it fights against free radicals that cause oxidative stress and cell damage. In short, it significantly improves human health and skin condition.
The role of coenzyme Q10
Coenzyme Q10 is particularly effective in skin care, since – as an antioxidant – it fulfills two tasks in parallel: Provides energy while at the same time protecting cells.
Energy production: Coenzyme Q10 is crucial because it contributes to the series of reactions that make mitochondria produce most of the cellular energy. As a result, it strengthens the heart, the muscles and the nerves.
Defense: As an antioxidant, coenzyme Q10 fights free radicals -their production is accelerated by UV radiation, stress, as well as environmental toxins and may lead to oxidative stress-which can damage cells, promote inflammation and accelerate skin aging.
Skin benefits of coenzyme Q10
Provides energy: One of the key benefits of coenzyme Q10 is that it provides skin cells with the necessary energy for their natural repair and regeneration. In other words, it provides the skin with the energy needed to perform its basic functions.
Protects from solar radiation: Coenzyme Q10 is a powerful antioxidant that protects the skin from the adverse effects of exposure to sunlight, contributing also to the prevention of aging signs caused by the sun (photoaging).
Supports collagen production: Collagen, which makes up nearly 80% of our skin and 1/3 of all proteins in our body, promotes cell regeneration and supports skin elasticity. Coenzyme Q10 is particularly important as it supports collagen production.
Impedes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles: Coenzyme Q10 is a highly effective ingredient in skin care products that help to fight signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles.
Promotes an even skin tone: Coenzyme Q10 affects the production of tyrosinase, thus aiding the prevention of hyperpigmentation and the formation of dark spots, both caused by excess melanin production.
MACROVITA rice line harmoniously combines the excellent cosmetic properties of rice, calendula and coenzyme Q10 with those of many other organic vegetable oils, extracts and vitamins, allowing skin cells to quickly adapt to external stress and increase their lifespan, in order to restore and maintain skin youth.
MACROVITA Micellar Gel to Foam 3 in 1 with rice, calendula & coenzyme Q10 tightens and revitalizes the skin, while also protecting and helping skin cells to easier adapt to stressful conditions, contributing to their life extension. It forms a soft lather with active micelles, which magnetize and trap dirt and sebum, cleansing the skin and effectively removing makeup, common or waterproof, from the face, eyes and lips. Suitable for all skin types, it offers a velvety skin texture as well as luminosity, without causing dryness.
MACROVITA Active Formula Day Cream with rice, calendula & coenzyme Q10 is suitable for normal and combination skin types. Normalizes the natural function of skin cells, while deeply moisturizing the epidermis. Limits the aging signs and improves the skin tone, resulting in a spectacular face appearance renewal.
MACROVITA Advanced Formula Global Youth Booster with rice, calendula & coenzyme Q10 offers instant lifting with a glowing and youthful effect, while, in the long run, smoothes out the skin micro-relief, reduces wrinkles and restricts the aging signs.