If you’ve heard about Q10, you probably know it as a supplement that can keep your heart pumping and your energy high. But did you know that on top of that, Q10 supports your skin’s immunity?
That’s right! Q10, or coenzyme Q10, is an au naturel substance that your body produces to help generate energy and protect your cells from damage – AND – a powerful antioxidant that can help your skin look and feel a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Here are some of the reasons why you’ll want Q10 in your skincare routine, stat.
What is Q10 and why will my skin love it?
Q10 is a type of antioxidant, which means it can fight against free radicals that cause oxidative stress and premature ageing in your skin. Free radicals are nasty molecules that can come from environmental factors like pollution, sun exposure, or smoking. They can damage your skin cells, collagen, and elastin, leading to wrinkles, sagging, and dullness.
It’s found in every cell of your body, but its levels naturally tend to decline as you age or due to certain medications or health conditions. This can affect your skin’s ability to produce collagen and elastin, which are essential for keeping your skin firm and elastic. It can also make your skin more vulnerable to sun damage and inflammation, which can age your complexion beyond its Years.
How does Q10 benefit your skin?
Even though Q10 may have magical benefits, it isn’t just liquid luck. It enlivens your skin in a few distinct, proven ways. These include:
1. Protecting it from sun damage
Q10 can help prevent or reduce the damage caused by our bright UV rays, which are one of the main causes of skin ageing. When applied directly to the skin, Q10 can reduce sunburn, increase antioxidant protection, and decrease the risk of skin cancer. This means it can make you look as relaxed as if you just came back from a tropical vacation, minus the jet lag or sunburn.
2. Stimulating collagen production
Q10 can help boost the synthesis of collagen, which is the protein that gives your skin its structure and strength. Collagen production decreases naturally with age, leading to wrinkles and sagging. By increasing collagen levels, Q10 can help improve your skin’s elasticity and Smoothness.
3. Reducing inflammation
Q10 has anti-inflammatory properties that can help calm and soothe irritated or inflamed skin. Inflammation can contribute to various skin problems, such as acne, rosacea, eczema, or psoriasis, and if you’re dealing with any of those, it’s well worth checking out our skin conditions page. But in a nutshell, it works by helping reduce the redness, swelling, and itching that can get us down when we have these conditions.
4. Brightening skin tone
Don’t be surprised if you start applying Q10 and someone asks you if you’ve had a professional facial done recently!
Why? Well, because Q10 can help even out your skin tone by inhibiting the production of melanin, which is the pigment that gives your skin its colour. Excess melanin can cause hyperpigmentation, dark spots, or uneven complexion. Q10 can help fade these discolourations and brighten your skin tone, unearthing an even more radiant you. All sounds pretty good, right? You can support your skin to shine with our Complex Q10 Serum, which we’ve carefully formulated with a rich blend of botanical oils and vitamins – including our hero ingredient, Seed Oil. Of course, we all age (if we’re lucky!), and moderate sun exposure is part and parcel of living and enjoying life in Australia. But with a helping hand from our luxe Complex Q10 Serum, you can keep on squeezing the juice out of the every day while your body’s supply of this amazing antioxidant is replenished.