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CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10)

coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) in skincare

CoQ10 is found in all plants and animals, and is an essential component of skin cells. Cells use Coenzyme Q10 within the mitochondria, the energy center responsible for the cell's metabolism, effective processing of nutrients, and expulsion of toxins.

Older skin and skin that has had a lot of UV exposure often lacks sufficient CoQ10 to provide skin with enough energy to effectively renew itself and expel toxins.

Activist Skincare sources our CoQ10 botanically, while other skincare companies may use synthetic CoQ10 that can cause an allergic reaction.

CoQ10 is a reddish color, so when it is added to products, they usually have a slight orange hue.

Quick Guide to CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10)

Function Active ingredient
Skin types


Mature and aging skin

Inflamed and irritated skin

Skin exposed to UV radiation and/or environmental toxins

Products Custom Precious Oils Serum
Best time to use Day or night