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Coenzyme Q10 - What is it? How to use it? When to use it?

Coenzyme Q10 - What is it? How to use it? When to use it?


Coenzyme Q10, CoQ10 for short, is an anti-aging ingredient that burst on to the beauty scene a few years ago. Recently it’s been overshadowed by fellow antioxidant mega star, Vitamin C. That’s not to say it’s been supplanted, CoQ10 is an excellent protector of the skin, and the unsung hero when it comes to layering with other skincare products. With so many beauty benefits for all skin types and ages, it’s no wonder Coenzyme Q10 is the favorite serum of Timeless CEO and founder, Veronica Pedersen!


Also known as Ubiquinone, CoQ10 is a naturally occurring antioxidant found within all cells in the body. It is vital in the maintenance and energy production of cells. As we age, we produce fewer antioxidants, including CoQ10. As these levels diminish, free radicals cause more cellular damage, affecting collagen and elastin in the skin. 


Aging and stress slow down the production of CoQ10 in our bodies, so any age and skin type can benefit from using CoQ10.

Coenzyme Q10 ingredient is naturally a yellow color and very stable, unlike L-Ascorbic Acid, which turns from clear to yellow when it starts to oxidize. CoQ10 layers effortlessly with other key skincare ingredients, such as Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and Peptides, such as Matrixyl 3000™ and Matrixyl Synthe 6®.

CoQ10 can be used morning and night, as well as before and after sun exposure.

DISCLAIMER: The information on our blogs has been compiled from published sources and the experience of the Timeless Skin Care team. The blogs are not intended to diagnose or treat a medical condition or to address every skin type or condition.