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Coenzyme Q10 Plus E

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A well balanced combination of the two major antioxidants, Coenzyme Q10 and Vitamin E in a cosmetic base for proven skin protection.

Coenzyme Q10 Plus E is a clear liquid that consists of Coenzyme Q10 and Vitamin E in a cosmetic carrier.

Inci:

C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ubiquinone
The individual materials that make up Coenzyme Q10 Plus E are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing) here.

Read more here.
 
Skin Care
A very powerful combination of antioxidants that help to prevent skin damage from UV radiation. This is especially important to use in daily products like moisturisers, lotions and gels.

It protects the skin from free radical damage as well as boosting cell regeneration and growth making it an excellent additions to anti ageing serums, creams and lotions.

It can be added to rich night creams to moisturise and promote regeneration of the skin, reducing the depth of wrinkles. An excellent ingredient to add to eye creams, gels and serums.

It is most effective when used in conjunction with Vitamin E which is why that is already included in the product. You can also add more Vitamin E for the skin as well.

Protective against environmental aggressors such as Ozone and UV light. It is very regenerative to use in products for hard working skin such as hand creams.

It suppresses the oxidation of sebum by UV light. Oxidation of sebum is what causes blackheads. This means it would be very beneficial to use in products for acne prone skin.

Read a report here.

The amount of Coenzyme Q10 that your body creates naturally, diminishes with age so boost the levels by adding to eye creams, facial serums and body lotions to slow down the visible signs of aging.

Read a report here.

Add to healing balms and body butters for improving the appearance of stretch marks.

Consider adding to products for pigmentation problems.

Hair Care
Add to hair masks to condition and improve the flexibility of the scalp.

Other
It is oil soluble so cannot be used in water based products unless with an emulsifier or a solubiliser.

Use 0.5% to 2%. For an intensive treatment, use 4%.

Add to serums at room temperature. Add to creams and lotions in the cool down stage (stage 3), below 40°C.

It is tolerant to quite a wide range of pH.

Avoid storing finished products in direct sunlight as it may lead to a colour change.

Suggested Blends
Combine with Alkgactiv Zen to protect the skin from environmental pollution and photo ageing.

Works well with Vitamin E. Higher levels of Vitamin E can feel sticky on the skin and this can be made to feel smoother by using EcoSilk. Consider using Rosemary Antioxidant when using higher levels of Vitamin E.

Cautions/Contraindications
None.
Regenerative Eye Cream
Stage 1: (above 75°C)
12% Camellia Seed Oil
8% Argan Oil
5% BioGreen Emulsifier

Stage 2: (above 75°C)
44% Boiling Spring Water
24% Orange Blossom Water

Stage 3: (below 40°C)
4% Coenzyme Q10 Plus E
2% Vitamin E
1% Preservative 12
100% Total

Method:

Put stage 1 ingredients into a small bowl in a bain marie. When they are above 75°C, weigh boiling spring water into a larger bowl and put onto the bain marie.

Pour the fat stage into the water stage and start to stick blend. After a minute or so, look at the cowl of the stick blender (it covers the blade) and see what the mix looks like. If it is granular and separating, stick blend a little longer. When the cream looks smooth and like a runny single cream, stop stick blending and take it off the heat.

Cool down in a pan of cold water and stir with a spatula. When it is under 40°C, add the preservative and mix thoroughly. Put into jars and label.

This cream will look very fluid but it will thicken more overnight whilst in the jars.


Hand Cream
Stage 1: (above 75°C)

10% Coconut Butter
1% Cetearyl Alcohol
2.5 % VE Emulsifier

Stage 2: (above 75°C)
5% MF Emulsifier
65% Boiling Spring Water

Stage 3: (below 40°C)
10% Phytokeratin
2% Coenzyme Q10
1.5% Vitamin E
1% Rice Starch
1% Preservative 12
1% Essential Oils of your choice
100% Total

Method:

Put stage 1 ingredients into a small bowl in a bain marie. When they are above 75°C, weigh the stage 2 ingredients into a larger bowl and put onto the bain marie.

Pour the fat stage into the water stage and start to stir. Ensure that the temperature is above 75°C and keep stirring for a further 5 minutes.

Place the bowl to cool down in a pan of cold water and continue to stir. When it is under 40°C, add the stage 3 ingredients and mix thoroughly. Put into jars and label.


For more information and guidance on making your own skin care products please see Aromantic's books and eBooks in our Publications section.

These notes are not meant to replace medical guidance and you should seek the advice of your doctor for your health matters. The formulae are given in good faith and are intended for educational purposes only. They have not been evaluated or tested in any way and Aromantic Ltd. makes no claim as to their effectiveness. It is up to the reader to ensure that any products they produce from these recipes are safe to use, and if relevant, compliant under current cosmetic regulations.
Historical Information
Coenzyme Q10 was not an accidental discovery, as so many other materials are. Starting from the early 1950s, researchers were trying to identify the oil soluble yellow crystals that they observed in animal tissue.

By the 1970s, Japanese researchers had found that it could be synthesised from yeast which meant it was not only not animal sourced, but much cheaper to produce. By the end of that decade, an English biochemist was awarded the Nobel prize for his research work into how it functioned in the human body.

The 1980s saw a decade of clinical research and by the turn of the century, Coenzyme Q10 was firmly established and researched as an excellent ingredient to use in skin care products.
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