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Why you Should Add Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) to Your Skincare Line

May 20 2024 – Essential Labs

Why you Should Add Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) to Your Skincare Line
Why you Should Add Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) to Your Skincare Line

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant, fat-soluble vitamin-like substance found in every cell of the body. In fact, without this potent antioxidant, cells are unable to function properly. This antioxidant is found in cells of plants, bacteria, animals, and people, and is used to make energy needed for growth and healthy function. CoQ10 is found in highest concentrations in the kidneys, heart, and pancreas.

CoQ10 – Critical for Youthful Looking Skin

In addition to its vital function within cells, CoQ10, when applied topically, can also help skin appear more youthful. Generally, after the age of thirty optimum levels of CoQ10 in the skin begin to decline. CoQ10 is not only critical to the cells ability to produce energy, it’s also critical to the production of collagen and elastin. Collagen is important because it makes skin appear firm and smooth, while elastin gives your skin the appearance of flexibility and elasticity. The loss of collagen and elastin can cause your skin to appear wrinkled and sagging.

Product Spotlight: CoQ10 Hydrating Cream-to-Gel

We’re excited to let you know about our #1 CoQ10 powered product, our innovative CoQ10 Hydrating Cream-to-Gel. A few things make this unusual, so let’s go through the ingredient deck and cover its unique texture and features. This Cream-to-Gel is the kind of product that will stand out in your brand, and we hope you’ll order a sample to experience its amazing feel and benefits.


With only 12 ingredients, this cream packs a punch.

  • The star ingredient is Coenzyme Q10, also known as CoQ10: one of the most powerful antioxidants. CoQ10 works in conjunction with Vitamin E for superior antioxidant action with visible results.
  • Liposomes work in conjunction and help to retain water, contributing to greater moisturization without the greasy feel you might experience other creams.
  • Sal Butter, a wonderful butter extracted from the seeds of the Indian Shorea Robusta tree, has similar skin properties as cocoa butter with amazing softening benefits.
  • Lactic acid, a wonderful AHA, acts to to exfoliate while also functioning as a biome-loving probiotic and hydrating ingredient. It helps to leave skin soft and looking bright and youthful.
  • Astaxanthin is a carotenoid (think Beta-Carotene) that is typically found in red and pink animals such as lobsters, prawns, salmon, and more. It is a remarkable antioxidant. Ours is derived from vegan sources.
  • Part of the soft golden color of the cream is derived from Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil, a rich orange antioxidant high in fatty acids that leaves skin feeling luxuriously moisturized. It is one of our favorites and is a star ingredient in our popular and high-end Rejuvenating Skin Oil.

Feel & Benefits of the CoQ10 Hydrating Cream-to-Gel

Now it’s time to explain the name. This is a thick cream—even turning its jar upside down the product doesn’t budge. However, once you take a small dollop and start rubbing it on your skin, you’ll be amazed at its instant light feel. Instead of the thick cream you might have expected, it turns almost watery and gel-like, covering a good amount of surface area with decent slip and easy, light absorption.

How to Use It

This cream really does stand out upon use, and your customers will be amazed at how hydrated, nourished, and light their skin feels. This feature also helps this cream (and gel) do double duty: it works great as a day cream or a night cream. Some staff here at Essential use it as a day cream, some as a body cream, and some as a makeup primer with a high boost of antioxidants. These antioxidants also make it a great urban “Pollution Defense” cream for city-focused markets.


We’d love to hear your feedback on this new cream-to-gel once you’ve had a chance to try it! We always appreciate reading reviews and seeing which ingredients you’re most excited about.

Where Else to Find CoQ10

CoQ10 is an important ingredient in both Ultimate Serum and Supreme Serum from Essential.

The best of the best – Essential’s Ultimate Facial Serum is our most advanced weapon against time – a must-have in everyone’s serious skincare line. The delightfully delicate scent of rose leads the experience, as the light and comforting, velvety-soft organic aloe-based serum glides over the skin, leaving it feeling hydrated and nourished. Featuring super-tonifying DMAE, skin loving oils and moisturizing glycerin, with clarifying alpha hydroxy acids, moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid, supportive CoQ10, pro-vitamin B5, B3 and more! This serum truly is the ultimate in skin care serums!

Essential’s Supreme Facial Serum is our answer to your request for the Ultimate Serum, but minus the propylene glycol. True to its name, this serum has it all and then some (but of course no PG!). This superb, rejuvenating elixir will amaze and delight both you and your customers, as it helps to tone, hydrate, soften and revitalize, targeting all those ravages of time beautifully.

In a base of delicate rose distillate and organic aloe, featuring super-tonifying DMAE, skin-loving oils and moisturizing glycerin, with clarifying alpha hydroxy acids and moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid and CoQ10 – this serum reigns Supreme – it is a must have in everyone’s serious skin care line.