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Benefits of Coenzyme Q10 for the skin

Benefits of Coenzyme Q10 for the skin


Is Coenzyme Q10 an Anti-Aging Product?

Q10, also known as ubiquinone, is a coenzyme produced naturally by the body. Its role is to:

- Stimulate cellular regeneration

- Boost energy production in skin cells

- Prevent collagen degradation

- Combat the loss of skin elasticity

However, sun exposure and aging can lead to a decrease in the concentration of Q10 in skin cells. To counteract this decrease, it's necessary to apply it to the skin.

Is CoQ10 an antioxidant?

Yes, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is indeed an antioxidant. It plays a critical role in neutralizing harmful free radicals and protecting cells from oxidative stress. Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that can damage cell structures, DNA, and proteins, leading to various health problems and contributing to aging and disease development. CoQ10's antioxidant properties stem from its ability to accept and donate electrons, which helps stabilize free radicals and prevent them from causing cellular damage.

Can CoQ10 be used on sensitive skin?

Yes, CoQ10 is generally safe to use on sensitive skin. CoQ10 is often incorporated into skin care products for its potential to promote skin health and vitality. Its antioxidant properties may help protect the skin from environmental stressors and support overall skin function. However, everyone's skin reacts differently, and some sensitive skin types may experience irritation or redness when exposed to new ingredients. To ensure compatibility, it's a good idea to start with a small area of skin, apply a product containing CoQ10 and monitor for any adverse reactions over a 24-hour period. If no irritation occurs, it's probably safe to use CoQ10-based skin care products.

When should CoQ10 be applied to the skin?

You can apply CoQ10 morning and night.

In which Helwe products can we find CoQ10?

1 - Crème Energie:

This is an antioxidant, moisturizing and anti-wrinkle cream that gives the skin a radiant glow. In the summer, it's recommended to apply it every morning after the Sérum Radieux (vitamins C, E, ferulic acid), along with a few drops of Energy Booster in the cream to enhance its antioxidant, radiance and anti-aging effects. 

Always remember to finish with an SPF, preferably a mineral one (we are currently developing a mineral SPF).

2 - Sérum Hyalo C Yeux Velours:

CoQ10 is highly suitable for sensitive and delicate skin, making it particularly effective for the sensitive and delicate skin around the eyes. Through its remineralizing action, CoQ10 improves the appearance and quality of the skin around the eyes by softening and smoothing it. Sérum Hyalo C Yeux Velours synergistically combines three powerful antioxidants: Vitamin C, Coenzyme Q10 and Vitamin E. These components work together to reduce fine lines, environmental damage and premature signs of aging caused by free radicals.

3- Gel Energie Corps:

This gel is perfect for the summer, to be applied on your skin before and after spending time at the beach, as well as every morning. It contains a powerful antioxidant complex (CoQ10, vitamin E, carrot and pomegranate extracts...) that effectively fights free radicals and restores your skin's radiance.

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