When it comes to skincare, trends come and go – we’re currently in the midst of a hyaluronic acid craze and while there’s no doubt that it’s a fabulous ingredient, there are other ingredients out there which have been around for ages and are slightly underrated. One such ingredient is Q10, so we thought we’d take a look at what it is, what it’s good for and which products you can find it in.
What is Q10?
Q10, or more accurately co-enzyme Q10, is a compound that helps generate energy in your cells. Your body produces CoQ10 naturally, but its production tends to decrease with age. Fortunately, you can also get CoQ10 through supplements or foods.
What does Q10 do?
Co-enzyme Q10 is involved a number of biological functions including helping to produce energy, neutralizing free radicals, and keeping cells both inside the body and in the skin healthy. Because CoQ10 decline correlates with the aging process, it is regarded as one of the most accurate biomarkers of ageing.
Which products contain Q10?
This eye cream from Jan Marini helps soften, smooth, hydrate, firm and define the appearance of the eye area with retinoids and peptides, as well as anti-ageing Q10. It provides dramatic reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and results in smoother, more supple looking skin.
This products is an intensely concentrated blend of peptides, antioxidants, hydrators and soothing agents designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and uneven texture and reduce redness. CoEnzyme Q10 works alongside grapeseed oil, red tea extracts and other naturally derived ingredients to dramatically improve the appearance of the skin.
Jan Marini has produced this multi-functional product which contains SPF 30 to protect the skin from the sun’s harmful rays, but has also packed it full of moisturising and anti-ageing ingredients such as Q10 to help revive and repair the skin.