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About the Ingredient: Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10)

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Categories: Antioxidant

What Is Ubiquinone Used For? Ubiquinone is vital to cell functioning and development. This naturally-occurring antioxidant decreases as we age, so it is often used in anti-aging skincare products.

A free radical neutralizer, ubiquinone protects against damage caused by UV rays, pollution, toxins, and stress.

It also encourages the production of collagen and elastin, thus reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and increasing skin's firmness and elasticity.

Ubiquinone easily penetrates the skin when applied topically. It can also be ingested as a supplement for additional health benefits, such as aiding in digestion and strengthening the heart and skeletal muscles. Several studies have shown a possibility of helping with heart failure.

What Is the Definition of Ubiquinone? Found naturally in the cells, ubiquinone (commonly known as coenzyme Q10) is an antioxidant that protects skin against free radicals and is a key anti-aging skincare ingredient.

What Are the Benefits of Ubiquinone?

  • Builds collagen and elastin
  • Firming
  • Smoothing
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves damage caused by oxidation

What Is Ubiquinone Used In? Moisturizers, Lotions, Creams, Toners, Serums, Facial Cleansers, Soaps

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What Is the Origin of Ubiquinone? Ubiquinone was discovered in 1957 by Frederick Crane at the University of Wisconsin. He sent a sample to Karl Folkers, a researcher at the pharmaceutical company Merck, Sharpe, and Dohme, who then identified ubiquinone's chemical structure.

In 1974, a Japanese company developed ubiquinone identical to what is produced in the human body, thus making it widely available and affordable.

Cautions: While ubiquinone is usually good for all skin types, it may aggravate or irritate skin in extreme cases. Talk to your doctor before ingesting ubiquinone.

Products That Include Ubiquinone: Alana Mitchell Night R1 Facial Oil