The Benefits of CQ10 to Skin Care

As a normal person matures, the skin may become thin, and signs of sagging may appear. Varying degrees of wrinkles may form, depending on how much time one has spent in the sun.  Yet, the signs of aging skin can may be reversed by a number of skin care products.  CQ10, Coenzyme Q10, Q10 all refer to a nutrient that is naturally produced in the body.  Also known as Ubiquinone, the ingredient has been used medicinally over the years for a number of health issues:  diabetes, heart failure, gum disease, cancer, high blood pressure and other ailments.  Considering that CQ10, is the “manager” of energy production in cells, it has the potential to reverse or rejuvenate anti-aging effects on the skin according to the Mayo Clinic.


Also according to the Mayo Clinic, CQ10 helps reduce wrinkles under and around the eyes – diminishing their appearance.  A study by Ashida (2005) in the journalBiofactors, supports this hypothesis.   Intake of CQ10 improves the epidermal layers of the skin to qualify as a precursor to anti-aging effects on the skin.

Rejuvenating Effects

The fibers, collagen and elastin, are the agents of keeping the skin firm, yet as the body ages, these fibers gradually deteriorate.  The natural production of CQ10, within the body, also is subject to a gradual decline and is known to help reduce the breakdown of collagen.  The use of CQ10 supplements may initiate rejuvenating effects on the skin.

Protective Effects

Aging occurs intrinsically and extrinsically – within the body and at the surface of the body.  The antioxidant effect of CQ10 helps improve both.  Extrinsic aging is by large the results of harmful lifestyle choices such as sun exposure, smoking or other environmental factors.  Intrinsic factors of aging could be genetic, but also due to nutrition, hydration, as well as exercise.  Both types of aging are assuaged by supplemented support through CQ10, whether ingested orally, or used in lotions, ointments, or creams.

Photoaging – Pre-Sun Protection

“Photoaging” is the term used to describe damage to the skin caused by excessive exposure to the sun.  Signs and symptoms of photoaging, include wrinkles, blotchiness and skin roughness.  A research study from the University of Maryland Medical Center has positive evidence that applying CQ10 prior to sun exposure may protect skin from sun damage.  Antioxidants such as CQ10 build up in the skin and are longer lasting than regular lotions and sunscreens.

The DeLaine line of products, including the Hyperpigmentation KitLiquid Gold Prevent & Repair, among others, contain healthy amounts of CQ10 to boost, rejuvenate, & protect the skin, and take steps towards anti-aging.  Turn to