While skincare fads and beauty buzz words come and go, some ingredients are here to stay—including CoQ10. This powerful antioxidant can be taken orally and applied topically from head to toe. Here are 3 benefits of selecting skincare products formulated with CoQ10.
What Is An Antioxidant?
Oxidation is our body’s chemical reaction to toxins and free radicals. Our skin and body are exposed to toxins and free radicals on a daily basis. From the food we eat to the air we breathe, sun exposure, prescription medications, and more. There is no way to avoid exposure, even with clean nutrition. While we can’t avoid exposure, we can provide our bodies with antioxidants to minimize toxins and free radicals.
By adding antioxidants to our diet, taking antioxidant supplements, and applying topical antioxidants we can boost our immunity and minimize aging cellular damage. Other ways to minimize toxins and free radicals include exercising to release toxins into our bloodstream, massage therapy, and drinking plenty of water to flush toxins out.
What Is CoQ10?
Short for Coenzyme Q10, this powerful antioxidant is naturally occurring in our bodies. A balanced diet should contain a wide range of nutrients, including CoQ10. To boost our intake, we can take supplements and apply CoQ10 topically. Foods that contain CoQ10 include spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, soybeans, lentils, pistachios, and trout. When it comes to antiaging, topical application hyper-targets our skin.
The Top 3 Benefits Of CoQ10
You can find CoQ10 in facial serums, moisturizers, masks, and even head-to-toe body lotions. Here are the top 3 Benefits.
When provided with the correct vitamins and nutrients, our body can repair much of the damage it is exposed to. This antioxidant boosts cellular energy which accelerates the rate at which our bodies repair oxidative damage. In terms of our skin, it can be applied topically as both a proactive and reactive approach to fine lines and wrinkles.
#2 Protects Against Free Radicals
By strengthening the cell membrane, CoQ10 limits the number of oxidants that penetrate our cells. This includes environmental damage, sun damage, and any other exposure to free radicals. There is no way to stop oxidants from penetrating our cells, but this oxidant decreases how many oxidants are able to do so. Fewer oxidants means fewer visible signs of aging.
#3 Boosts Collagen And Elastin
Collagen and elastin work together to keep our skin firm and elastic. When speaking of skin, elasticity is responsible for holding shape. Our body naturally produces both collagen and elastin, but the production slows down as we age. By adding CoQ10 to your skin care routine you can naturally boost your skin’s production of both.
What Skincare Products Contain CoQ10?
If you haven’t yet, it’s time to personalize your skincare routine, including which beauty products you use daily. So, instead of chasing creatively marketed fad products, address your individual skincare needs. If you would like to add one or more product that contains CoQ10 to your daily beauty routine, here are a few options from Methode Brigitte Kettner.
Skin Recharge Complex Moisturizer—this daily serum is ideal for dry, mature, and sensitive skin. Apply daily after cleansing and toning, before applying moisturizer.
Skin Recharge Concentrate Serum—this daily serum is ideal for all skin types, especially mature skin. Apply daily after cleansing and toning, before applying moisturizer.
Skin Splash—this lotion serum is ideal for all skin types. Apply daily after cleansing and toning, before applying moisturizer.
Skin Recharge Cream—this moisturizing cream is ideal for all skin types, especially mature skin. Apply daily after cleansing, toning, and applying serum.
Skin Recharge Mask—this moisturizing mask is ideal for normal to dry, mature skin types. Apply 2 to 3 times a week in the evenings, after cleansing and toning. Rinse off in the morning with warm water and follow up with toner, serum, and moisturizer.
If you have any questions about how to personalize your skincare routine with MBK products, we’re always here to help!