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Adding CoQ10 to your Moisturizer?
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Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:10 pm      Reply with quote
I heard CoQ10 was really good for the skin topically. What is the best kind to get though and how do you mix it? I've seen it on Lotioncrafter.com really cheap but it doesn't say if it is the synthetic kind or not. Yet since the Vit. E they use with it is synthetic and it is so cheap, I assume it must be. I heard the natural kind is the best and most effective, but do I just buy a supplement pill even with all the fillers in them and mix it with my moisturizer? How much would you use?
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Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:22 pm      Reply with quote
I think Bulk Actives has the cheapest supply of the raw ingredient: http://www.bulkactives.com/coq10.htm

It is very very strongly orange-coloured, and it dissolves easily in oil or a cream only. Don't try it with water-based serums. You only need 0.5% of it in your cream, i.e. 0.5g for every 100g of cream/lotion. If you don't have a digital scale to achieve this kind of precision, then between 2 to 3 pinches of the powder into a 2oz of 50g jar of cream may just get you there.

It should turn your cream orange. For a simple treatise on the benefits of CoQ10 in skincare, you can read this: http://www.smartskincare.com/treatments/topical/coq10.html

The analog (synthetic form) of CoQ10 is generally regarded to be idebenone. There have been reports that is is allergenic for a number of people. I have personally never tried this, and much prefer to stick to CoQ10.
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Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:28 pm      Reply with quote
I bought Orjene Organic CoQ10 night treatment from Vitacost, and then I added CoQ10 I bought from www.skinactives.com, as well as GABA, Ester C and Melatonin. I just love what the new night treatment does for my skin now. My face looks much better, and I think with continued use, it can only get better.
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Thanks. I'm interested in a lot of the products on skinactives.com but they never say on a lot of them if they are a powder or a liquid tincture or in an oil or what they are mixed with or if they're in a base of anything etc. Like they have Amla, and I already take Amla supplements which is a powder. If it is a liquid it would probably mix better, but if it is just a powder I might as well just use what I already have if I do that.

This is a great article on CoQ10 and it's benefits and for skin etc. http://www.lef.org/LEFCMS/aspx/PrintVersionMagic.aspx?CmsID=114164

Here is a brief part of it in regards to natural and synthetic CoQ10 (not the Idebenone stuff).

"CoQ10’s benefits for skin health were broadly confirmed in a study at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, where scientists found that daily treatment with a topical CoQ10 lotion provided antioxidant protection to the skin of both young and middle-aged study subjects.

The natural, yeast-derived form of CoQ10 used in the study was also much better absorbed than synthetic formulations. The researchers stated that daily topical application of antioxidants such as CoQ10 may form the basis of a lifelong strategy to protect the skin against the effects of oxidative stress."

"In 1978, Dr. Peter Mitchell was awarded a Nobel Prize for his research on CoQ10’s role in mitochondrial energy transduction. That same year, Kaneka Corporation began producing an exclusive, yeast-fermented CoQ10 that is chemically identical to the CoQ10 produced in the body.23 Scientists believe that this bioidentical form may be much more readily assimilated into the body’s tissues than are synthetic formulations.23

Until just three years ago, CoQ10 was subject to pharmaceutical regulation in Japan, where it was approved as a prescription drug for the treatment of congestive heart failure.1 CoQ10’s classification as a “drug” spurred Kaneka and its Japanese competitors to work vigorously to perfect its applicability and market it widely in that country. Only Kaneka, however, has formulated and patented the yeast-fermentation process that produces a CoQ10 that is identical to the body’s own."

Looks like I need to find the Kaneka kind, but how to find one without a bunch of other fillers and stuff in it? Hmmm.....
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:10 am      Reply with quote
"Pure" CoQ10 will ALWAYS be in powder form. If it is liquid, it will be CoQ10 that has been dissolved in a carrier oil, and therefore, diluted.

You can easily dissolve CoQ10 powder yourself in carrier oil in a few minutes, but if this sounds too hard, then just stick to buying a commercial product with CoQ10 in it.
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Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:09 pm      Reply with quote
bkkgirl wrote:
I bought Orjene Organic CoQ10 night treatment from Vitacost, and then I added CoQ10 I bought from www.skinactives.com, as well as GABA, Ester C and Melatonin. I just love what the new night treatment does for my skin now. My face looks much better, and I think with continued use, it can only get better.


BKKGirl, I was reading up about coQ10 and came across this -- how is it going with that cream you mixed up?
still good?
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Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:16 am      Reply with quote
nyonyakay wrote:
"Pure" CoQ10 will ALWAYS be in powder form. If it is liquid, it will be CoQ10 that has been dissolved in a carrier oil, and therefore, diluted.

You can easily dissolve CoQ10 powder yourself in carrier oil in a few minutes, but if this sounds too hard, then just stick to buying a commercial product with CoQ10 in it.


so it is possible to dissolves coq10 powder in oils? do i dissolve when the oils are hot or has cooled?

thanks
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Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:11 am      Reply with quote
Salome_B wrote:
nyonyakay wrote:
"Pure" CoQ10 will ALWAYS be in powder form. If it is liquid, it will be CoQ10 that has been dissolved in a carrier oil, and therefore, diluted.

You can easily dissolve CoQ10 powder yourself in carrier oil in a few minutes, but if this sounds too hard, then just stick to buying a commercial product with CoQ10 in it.


so it is possible to dissolves coq10 powder in oils? do i dissolve when the oils are hot or has cooled?

thanks


in cold oil, heat would damage Q10
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