Coenzyme Q10 In Facial Cream To treat Crow Feet

While it is true that facial cream preparations applied topically help in reducing the visible signs of crow feet and wrinkles, dealing with the problem from inside with a powerful antioxidant like CoenzymeQ10 is the most effective way of preventing the damage to cell membranes brought about by aging.

Coenzyme Q10, commonly referred to as CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant occurring naturally in most cells of the body.  The substance, also known as ubidecarenone, asubiquinone or Q10 where Q denotes the quinone chemical group while 10 is the number of isoprenyl subunits. The function of CoQ10 is helping in the energy conversion of food.

As an antioxidant, CoQ10 fight the destructive free radicals which causes cell death, tamper with the body’s DNA and damage the membranes of the cells.  Free radicals have been identified as scientists as contributors to the process of aging and crow feet around the eyes and the cause of many health problems like cancer and heart disease. CoQ10 together with other oxidants has the capacity to neutralize the action of free radicals so that the damage they cause is reduced considerably.

CoQ10 can prevent the formation of blood clots, improve the cells’ energy production and help with heart-related problems. The substance is available as supplements and used as an ingredient in facial cream formulations.  The body can source it from food including salmon, tuna and other oily fish, liver and other organ meats and whole grains.  Enough CoQ10 is obtained with a balanced diet but supplementation may be needed for specific health conditions.

Aging causes degeneration of cell metabolism, lessened oxygen and affects mitochondrial skin function.  Skin can also be photodamaged, exhibiting early signs of wrinkles, dryness, pigmented spots and tumors.  The topical application of facial cream containing CoQ10 has been found to be beneficial to the skin as the age affected metabolism of the cell becomes positively influenced and the fight with crow feet and other signs of aging is done at the cellular level.  The presence of CoQ10 also inhibits the damages caused by UVB and UVA exposure.

Research conducted by scientists of the Shiseido Company in Japan reported the positive effects of Coenzyme Q10 in combating the oxidative stress-induced death of the cells as well as the enhancement of the synthesis of the components of epidermal and dermal cell membranes.  Because of the energizing effects of CoQ10 and its anti-oxidative properties, its anti-aging action has been proven to reduce crow feet and the appearance of facial wrinkles. The results have been published by the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2009.

Another study published by German scientists found the direct role of UV oxidative stress caused by free radicals and UV irradiation in skin aging.  The application of Coenzyme Q10 and other antioxidants applied exogenously can result in the significant reduction of oxidative stress that increases with age. Their in vivo studies showed that crow feet and wrinkles are visibly diminished if CoQ10 is applied continuously.

The human body produces CoQ10 which is a substance essential for cells to function. The levels of CoQ10 decrease as a person ages and are found to be low in individuals suffering from chronic diseases like cancer, heart conditions, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, muscular dystrophies and HIV/AIDS.  CoQ10 levels can also get lower due to the taking of some prescription drugs, deficiency of CoQ10 in the diet. CoQ10 supplementation can increase low levels of CoQ10 but the beneficial effect of replacing CoQ10 through supplementation has not been proven. However, the effect of CoQ10 as an ingredient in a facial cream has been thoroughly studied by the skin care industry.

There core products of Ageless Derma anti-aging and skin care products list Coenzyme Q10 as an effective ingredient. Stem Cell and Peptide Anti-Wrinkle Cream is a facial cream that visibly reduces the appearance of wrinkles, leaving the face smooth, supple and younger looking.  An eye cream with retinol and Vitamin K helps in preventing the formation of crow feet around the eyes. For brighter-looking, glowing and beautiful looking skin, there is the Anti-aging Skin brightener.

Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like substance, soluble in oil and present in the body’s many eukaryotic cells. It generates energy and participates in the cellular respiration of the body, making it effective in cell regeneration and renewal. There many products and facial cream in the market designed to fight wrinkles and crow feet.  Users should thoroughly study the contents of the skin care products they buy for safety and effectiveness.