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What are the dangers of Coenzyme Q10?

Known for its benefits against skin aging, coenzyme Q10 is found in many skincare products. While its use offers numerous advantages, the use of coenzyme Q10 is not without risks. Discover the dangers of coenzyme Q10.

Published April 25, 2023, updated on February 1, 2024, by Stéphanie, Doctorate in Life and Health Sciences — 2 min read

The contraindications of Coenzyme Q10

The coenzyme Q10 bears a strong resemblance to vitamins. It is found in every cell of our body. This coenzyme is responsible for producing the energy that cells need to function. In terms of skincare, Q10 is ideal for taking care of the skin, as it aids skin cells in functioning 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. Because it is tolerated by the skin, it is often recommended for eye contour care, as this part of the skin is sensitive.

Precautions for Using 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 yield the expected results. As it is a large molecule, the skin will have difficulty absorbing it. That's why it is recommended to dilute it in a natural oily solution. It is also possible to dilute it in vegetable butter.

We incorporate coenzyme Q10 into our eye contour serum. We have combined it with macadamia oil to create a treatment that prevents the onset of initial wrinkles. Like 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 crystallization. Therefore, it is not recommended to store skincare products containing coenzyme Q10 in cold conditions.


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