Known for its virtues against skin ageing, coenzyme Q10 is found in many skincare products. While its use offers numerous benefits, the use of coenzyme Q10 is not without risks. Discover the dangers of coenzyme Q10.
What are the dangers of coenzyme Q10?
The contraindications of coenzyme Q10
The coenzyme Q10 bears a strong resemblance to vitamins. It is found in every cell of our body. This is the component that produces the energy cells require to function. In terms of beauty care, Q10 is ideal for skin care, as it assists skin cells to function properly.
Also known as ubiquinone, its use in skincare poses no particular risk. Even though it is tolerated by the body, its use should be discontinued at the first signs of allergies or discomfort. Given that it is tolerated by the skin, it is often recommended for eye contour care, as this part of the skin is sensitive.
Precautionary Measures for the Use of Coenzyme Q10
Soluble in oil, it should only constitute 0.1 to 1.5% of a skincare product. It is presented in powder form for use in a beauty treatment. In its raw form, it will not deliver the expected results. As it is a large molecule, the skin may struggle to absorb it. This is why it is recommended to dilute it in a natural oily solution. It is also possible to dilute it in vegetable butter.
We utilise Coenzyme Q10 in our eye contour serum. We have combined it with macadamia oil to create a treatment that prevents the onset of initial wrinkles. As with any other skincare product, its use should be discontinued as soon as any discomfort is felt.
At low temperatures, the coenzyme Q10 can lead to the formation of crystals in the skincare product. If crystals form, simply store the product at room temperature to dissolve the crystallisation. Therefore, it is not recommended to store skincare products containing coenzyme Q10 in cold conditions.