Co-enzyme Q10 is a natural anti-oxidant and a key factor involved in cellular energy production. Inside cells, it converts the energy in the things we eat (such as carbohydrates and fats) into energy that the cell can use for synthesis of proteins important for skin structure (like Collagen and elastin). With age, the level of co-enzyme Q10 in cells declines, and so the ability of cells to produce energy decreases. While it is tempting to consider supplementing the diet with more Q10 to fix the problem, Q10 is not well absorbed from the foods we eat. A better approach to reload and recharge the skin is to apply this vital factor directly to the skin.
Renew Coenzyme Q10 Serum delivers Q10 directly into the skin. By restoring the lost Q10, the cells receive a wake-up call and are activated. The stimulated cells produce more structural proteins (such as Collagen and elastin) to rebuild the skin, thus reducing wrinkling and sagging. And Q10 also turns off the skin's destructive protease enzymes, thus preventing breakdown of the newly formed structural proteins.
In addition to activating cells, co-enzyme Q10 (because it is an anti-oxidant) protects the skin from oxidative stress, such as UV exposure. Since oxidation is involved in the process of damage to structural proteins, Q10 prevents damage and thus also prevents skin wrinkling and sagging. Not only does co-enzyme Q10 energize cells and serve as an anti-oxidant, it also recharges the cell's other defenses against oxidation. For example, UV exposure decreases the skin's anti-oxidant enzymes (such as superoxide dismutase). Q10 restores the levels of these protective enzymes back to normal.
Additionally, Q10 regenerates Vitamins C and E, which are two critically important anti-oxidants required by the skin. This recharging of Vitamin C also feeds into improvement of wrinkles. Vitamin C is an essential co-factor in the bio-production of Collagen. Thus, the regenerated Vitamin C can increase Collagen, leading to diminished wrinkles and firmer skin.