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Coenzyme Q10 Plus E

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Inci:C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ubiquinone

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

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

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

HOW TO USE IT

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.
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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.
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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.

RECIPES & 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.

Click on the links below to be directed to great recipes featuring Q10 Plus E.

TRADITIONAL USE

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.