The facts behind Q10
Coenzyme Q10, or just Q10, is naturally produced in the body and makes an important contribution to the function of all the body’s cells. The coenzyme, similar to a vitamin, is present in the whole body and can support numerous processes essential to life. In particular, Q10 is necessary in cell energy production in the mitochondria. It also acts as an antioxidant to ward off free radicals both inside and outside the cells. Free radicals accelerate skin ageing and damage the cells. In addition, Q10 is found in cell membranes and the lipids on the skin’s surface, where it also fulfils its important task as an antioxidant. Q10 can protect the skin from damage caused by UV rays.
The result of NIVEA research
All NIVEA products are the result of a combination of a highly developed innovation culture and over a century of Beiersdorf’s competence in skin research. The NIVEA research team has been hot on the trail of the effects of Q10 for almost a quarter of a century. Our scientists have been intensively examining the role of the coenzyme Q10 in human skin and have been integrating it into skin care products since as far back as 1998. To this day, Q10 products are in demand around the world: a jar of NIVEA Q10 is sold every two seconds.