Achieving the mirror skin emerging from the endlessly influential K-Beauty world is the coveted look du jour we all desire. From 24 karat gold-infused facial oils rocking the shelves to ACTIV infused skincare wonders, we’ve been noticing a major trend gaining ground within the beauty industry and among skincare enthusiasts like ourselves.
Most recently, CoenzymeQ10 (CoQ10) — is the ingredient on our radar that repeatedly caught our eye.
Are you trying to wage a war against the perils of blah skin(dull skin, fine lines, breakouts)? Afraid that you’re short on time and money as it typically involves an arsenal of big-gun anti-agers and a minimum of six to eight weeks? In a world of instant gratification—and last-minute invitations—sometimes a girl just needs a right-now payoff.
So, CoQ10 is your saviour to boost your glow without the wait.
Coenzy-WHAT? Although you probably haven’t yet heard of it yet, this hero ingredient has been shaking up the beauty space in the Japanese industry for years. Little do you realize that if you pay attention, dig the ground deeper to find out what makes it oh-so-hyped, we’re sure you’d surely find yourself updating your skincare regime with this star ingredient in a jiffy!
If like us, you’re always on the hunt for the best anti-ageing products out there, it’s time to call off the search, thanks to coQ10!
Just STOP! Because this revolutionary ingredient offers skin rejuvenation and will leave you looking like a goddess. Heralded as one of the best anti-ageing ingredients, CoQ10 is essentially is a vitamin-like, fat-soluble substance naturally present in the body, one responsible for energizing skin cells, resulting in antioxidant effects, and protecting your skin from oxidative damage.
However, as you age, the levels of this powerhouse ingredient drop and that’s when you complain of your skin ageing faster than you are, with visible signs of wrinkles and decreased elasticity. With CoQ10 in your skincare regime, you can welcome the brightest, shiniest, and most glittery years of your life.
Yes, this unsung hero empowers your skin by working its wide-ranging benefits from the inside out. It does it all—and truly deserves a front-row spot in your skincare lineup. Below are six reasons why this hardworking ingredient is one of our favourites (and should be yours, too).
Offering a luminous glow, this ingredient works on many levels, encouraging the production and maintenance of cellular energy. Without its presence, normal cellular function comes to a crashing halt – including skin health! This cellular energy is required to repair damage and maintain the health of skin cells.
So say No to Dull Skin and Yes to beautiful rejuvenated and revived skin. Yes, active skin cells readily eliminate pollutants and make better use of nutrients. All of these processes slow down as you become older, resulting in dull, saggy, wrinkled skin. CoQ10 can keep your cells active and stimulated giving you the skin that is supple, velvety, and oh-so-nourished!
Most sunscreens are your rescue buddies from UVA and UVB rays, but the addition of CoQ10 rescues you from free radicals in the environment too! A consistent best-selling ingredient for the summer season, CoQ10’s powerful antioxidant action helps to protect the skin at the molecular level from the sun’s harmful impact as well as free radical damage.
It works like a magic wand that decreases the collagen degradation of the skin and therefore interdicting the damage induced by photo-ageing. So ladies, be ready to make your lives easier by saying goodbye to summer hats and welcoming the powerful shield in your skincare for the scorching sun this summer!
Dreaming of the flawless skin tone that your favourite foundation fakes? Don’t worry darling, using CoQ10 will help you rock that tone naturally. To treat your delicate skin right, CoQ10 blocks tyrosinase, which hinders the production of melanin, thereby fading and preventing dark spots. So work it like a dream and make that smooth, even skin tone with no hints of imperfection happen!
This Marvel Universe for your skin boosts collagen production & elastin expression powered to visibly strengthen skin and replenish lost elasticity over time. It helps deliver a tightened appearance and plumps the look of etched-in lines.
This nifty little compound respects sensitivity while giving the skin exactly what it needs. CoQ10 is non-irritating to skin and eyes, non-cytotoxic, and non-phototoxic. Its low overall toxicity does not induce adverse effects on the skin. A cocktail of sensitive-skin-friendly ingredients makes this ingredient a no-brainer. Now go forth and impress your sensitive skincare-obsessed friends with your new know-how!
Your road map to a glistening skin within no days starts here. Topically applied CoQ10 tends to increase skin hyaluronic acid content. This helps to keep your skin dewy and supple. The unique formula doesn’t just work its magic to soften the skin’s surface, it also gives your face a fresher, younger look.
Here’s a piece of good news for you ladies! Topical CoQ10 is a well stable formulation that quite conveniently interacts well with other skincare ingredients as well. Because it is fat-soluble, it pairs well with similar lipid-soluble ingredients. Here are some of the wonderful combinations for you to use:
CoQ10 + Vit. C + Vit. E: CoQ10’s antioxidant action is boosted when paired with carotenoids, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E. This trio of skincare ingredients offers further protection against inflammatory skin disorders and the photo-ageing effects of UV exposure.
CoQ10 + Retinol: The ultimate anti-aging duo. Just as CoQ10, retinol also works to prevent oxidative damage from free radicals. Why use it as a duo? Retinol helps to break down fat-soluble CoQ10, making it absorb into the skin faster.
CoQ10 + Hyaluronic acid: Say hello to a powerful antioxidant defence duo. While CoQ10 is the powerful antioxidant that energizes skin cells to rebuild collagen and elastin, Hyaluronic Acid acts as the ultimate weapon for increasing and retaining moisture for skin that looks and feels hydrated.
Other ingredients such as Aloe vera and topical Vitamin B3 also function very well with CoQ10.
CoQ10-containing products can be used both in the morning and at night. Depending on the type of product (serum, moisturiser, etc. ), it can be used as a moisturiser right after washing your face or as the final step of your regimen if it’s an oil-based product.
Weeding through various skincare product trials can be tiresome. Opt for only the luxe picks your skin deserves. A fan favourite amongst our Indulgeo community is Zafferano Oil.
While possessing this high-powered age-defying cocktail is a definite thrilling event for anyone — especially considering it’s the Birkin of face oils — but those experiencing some skin laxity and etched-in lines would especially cherish it. This oil creates the perfect glide for a proper Gua Sha experience with its chock full of anti-ageing ingredients like fresh saffron strands and lupin extract that work for a double dose of radiance. It is surely a dive into the pure luxury of ‘ageless beauty’ nurtured for ages through the ultimate Mediterranean dream.
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