Hydroxydecyl ubiquinone (also known as Coenzyme Q10, CoQ10, or Idebenone) is an oil-soluble, vitamin-like substance that is present in most living cells, and its job is to generate up to 95% of the body’s energy. In youth, the body generates as much vitamin as it needs. Of course, age, stress and environment take their toll and these levels decline. In turn, the ability of cells to withstand stress and regenerate declines and resulting in the classic, visible signs of aging. In theory, an anti-aging skin treatment that contains hydroxydecyl ubiquinone should help to restore to collagen and elastin and result in smoother, younger, healthier skin . In practice, it’s easy to see why some companies have jumped on the hydroxydecyl ubiquinone bandwagon, but it is unclear whether today’s products contain a sufficient concentration, whether it can effectively penetrate the skin and even whether it remains effective when exposed to air. Stay tuned for more research on this promising ingredient.

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