Clean Beauty Guide to CoQ10
As we age, our CoQ10 levels naturally begin to deplete, which means our skin starts to lose its elasticity, and those visible signs of ageing start to appear. But natural CoQ10 can be found in many clean beauty products as well as nutritional supplements.
Although there are so many people who use and love natural, clean beauty products, there's still a lingering misconception that natural ingredients just aren't as active as their chemical counterparts. But this just isn't true!
Case in point? CoQ10. This natural ingredient is a serious anti-ageing powerhouse. It's a clean key to a more youthful complexion!
What is CoQ10?
Not only is CoQ10 natural, it's actually a substance produced by and found in the body. As we age, our CoQ10 levels naturally begin to deplete, which means our skin isn't as well protected from free radical damage (which means our skin starts to lose its elasticity and starts to show visible signs of ageing) and our body isn't producing as much collagen as we'd like it to.
When applied topically, CoQ10 works to target cell regeneration, restore that bounce and suppleness to the skin and boost our collagen levels, making it a seriously effective defense against the ageing.
To help you choose the best natural anti-ageing skincare products for you, I've compiled a list of my favourite clean, CoQ10 based products below.
Best daily CoQ10 skin care
One of my very favourite CoQ10 rich products is the Life Basics CoQ10 Daily Facial Oil because it literally contains all of my favourite skin-loving vitamins! It works for all skin types, can be used morning and night, and it's packed with protein building amino acids, vitamins B1, B2, K, C, A, E, folic acid, over 60 antioxidants and at least 20 minerals, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Certified Organic Rosehip oil, Jojoba oil and Almond oil- there's really not a lot this oil can't do!
I often like to apply a moisturising cream over the top of any oils or serums I'm using, so I love to follow the oil up with the Swisse CoQ10 Anti-Aging Facial Moisturiser. In this moisturiser, CoQ10 is combined with Aloe Vera to soothe the skin, Vitamins B3 & F to reduce redness and even out the skin tone, plus Resveratrol which works to protect the skin from free radical damage.
The eyes are usually the first area of the skin to show signs of ageing, but this Lavera Anti-Ageing Eye Cream with Q10 really does allow you to fight back! This eye cream blends the anti-ageing properties of CoQ10 with Organic Mallow and Shea Butter, which are both great for plumping up and filling out any deep wrinkles around the eye area.
CoQ10 night skin care
In the evening, I reach for the 100% Pure Multi-Vitamin + Antioxidants Potent PM Serum which is unbelievably powerful and completely shatters that old myth about natural products not being active! This serum contains 10% pure Vitamin C, 1% Retinol and 1% CoQ10, which are ALL known for their natural anti-ageing properties. The Vitamin C present in this serum is in the form of Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, which is the highest-quality, most stable form of Vitamin C, which works with Vitamin B3 and Vitamin E to boost the production of collagen and elastin, brighten and even skin tone, restore suppleness to mature skin as well as protecting it from free radical damage.
Because I want to really wind back the clock each night, I follow this serum up with a light layer of the 100% Pure Multi-Vitamin + Antioxidants Ultra Riche PM Treatment. Clinical studies have shown that this night cream delivered brighter and more supple skin to 100% of users, visibly healthier and more radiant skin to 97%, improved elasticity and firmness to 85% and minimised wrinkles and fine lines for 85%. The results speak for themselves!
Natural CoQ10 face mask
Face masks shouldn't just be saved for special occasions! When my skin is looking and feeling a little tired, I'll pop on the 100% Pure Wrinkle Smooth Sheet Mask, which combines CoQ10 with Vitamin C and Retinol to lighten dark spots, even-out skin tone, boost collagen and elastin levels, and promote cellular turnover in as little as 20 minutes. These masks are made with with bamboo cloth, which is not only a sustainable product but also a natural antibacterial.
CoQ10 hair care
This natural anti-ageing powerhouse isn't just for the skin! The Acure Mega Moisture™ Leave-in Conditioner fuses CoQ10 with Argan Oil, Argan Stem Cell and Pro-Vitamin B5 to strengthen and protect the hair for shiny, healthy tresses.