Vitamins for the skin, coenzyme Q

The most important vitamins for the skin are vitamin A, C, D, E and coenzyme Q.
I will discuss all 5 vitamins in my following blogs.
Let us start with  coenzyme Q10. Coenzyme Q10 does not carry the name vitamin, because it is not exactly a vitamin, but has properties of vitamins, like anti-oxidative and it regenerates vitamin E from the skin when needed. Coenzyme Q10 protects the skin from free radicals by binding them and making them inactive. Free radicals in this specific case are caused by UVA sun damage and therefore a cream with coenzyme Q10 should be helpful for those who live in sunny places or like sunbathing. Research confirmed that applying coenzyme Q10 to the skin, protects the skin against photo-aging (aging caused by the sun) and reduced the depth of wrinkles.
The skincare industry recently discovered the role of coenzyme Q in protecting against photo-aging, so the use of this vitamin in cosmetics is limited. It's difficult to find over the counter or prescribed creams with effective doses of coenzyme Q10. But after searching I found these samples:

Sold at Walgreens in the USA and at the local pharmacy in Europe, Eucerin Q10 is a product I would highly recommend to people. It really protects against sun damage and aging. The reviews about this product are great (5 stars on a scale from 1 to 5) and it's not over priced (about $12 or € 12). The ingredients are for sensitive skin, it doesn't contain parabens or perfume oils, and the cream is produced cruelty free!

Then, sold at Walgreens is the CoQ10 repair. I looked up the ingredients list of this product, it seems like a good product. Most of the ingredients are natural and they are all vegan. So cruelty free! Then the cream is not preserved with parabens and it doesn't contain perfume oils. So the cream looks like worth trying. I personally have never tried it before, so if you do please share your experience with us!

Coenzyme Q10 can also be taken through food. Beef, chicken, pork, peanuts, soy (oil) and olive (oil) seem to have the highest amount of coenzyme Q10, so upgrade your diet with these foods. Coenzyme Q10 can also protect the heart. Research has proven beneficial effects of coenzyme Q10 against cardiac diseases and is already advised as a supplement to patients with cardiac diseases.

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