Now Foods has created a CoQ10 Antioxidant line, and this serum is designed to use after cleansing and toning the face. It is supposed to be a more concentrated product, applied to areas where it is need, like the areas around the eyes, the forehead, or around the mouth.
CoQ10 is an enzyme that is produced by the human body and is necessary for the basic functioning of cells. This product claims that it increases the elasticity of the skin in those areas that are particularly vulnerable, and says that the CoQ10 is the only active ingredient in the serum. We need to know more about this enzyme before we can determine the effectiveness of this serum.
What are the Ingredients in CoQ10 Antioxidant Serum?
De-ionized Water, Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) Leaf Gel*, Vegetable Glycerine, Xanthan Gum, Soy Lecithin, CoQ10 (Co-enzyme Q10, natural all-trans form), Wheat Germ Oil, GABA, Avocado Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Sweet Almond Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), L-Carnosine, Cedar Bark Extract and Green Tea Extract. *Certified Organic
Researching CoQ10, we found that it does penetrate the epidermal layer of the skin, which is surprising. We also found that research shows that when used over a long period of time, it was effective in the treatment of “crow’s feet,” or under eye wrinkles.
However, it was unclear how much of the ingredient was necessary for a product to be effect. This serum contains 1% concentration, which is not much. That means that it is primarily water and aloe vera.
What Else Should I Know About CoQ10 Antioxidant Serum?
It is unclear whether this product will work or not. On the one hand, it is proven to effective and to permeate the skin, which is very encouraging. On the other hand, we don’t know if there is enough of the enzyme in this product to be effective. It is inexpensive (about $12 for one fluid ounce) so it may be worth trying.