Anti-oxidants are the golden child of the health world at the moment. That is because they are vital for our health and fighting oxidative stress.
Not sure what we mean when we say “oxidative stress”? Think of it like this: when steel oxidises it gets rusty – when we oxidise we look old.
It seems every label you see has the phrase ‘with added anti-oxidants’ plastered on it. Most of it is marketing spin trying to get us to think junk food has turned over a new healthy leaf simply because it contains anti-oxidants. Healthy soft drink, crazy right?
With all this anti-oxidant overload some of the really beneficial anti-oxidants are being shuffled to the back of the line. One such vital anti-oxidant is …
Vitamin Q or Coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10 or Ubiquinol
It has many names but whatever you want to call it, it’s essential for cell protection, repair and energy. For now we will just go over how great it is for our skin.
As you age your body’s own coenzyme Q10 production starts to drop off. After the age of 30 your CoQ10 levels are below what they should be. This means that the cells lose energy and the ability to protect themselves. For all those parents who wonder where their kids get all their energy – this is one of them.
Lower CoQ10 levels means your skin starts to look tired, the glow fades and things sag a little more. Sound familiar?
There is no need to throw in the towel if you are over 30. Studies have shown that using coenzyme Q10 on your skin has an effect.
CoQ10 is like a red bull for your skin (but it’s really bright yellow). It fires up the skin cells to
- Kick out the toxins and use nutrients more effectively.
- Boost collagen and elastin production
- Protect against photo ageing (sun damage)
- Slow down premature ageing by repairing oxidative damage caused by UV rays, pollution, toxins and stress.
Coenzyme Q10 is one little hombre worth seeking out if you want to trade in sallow, dull skin for energised, vibrant skin.
Update: Get your Coenzyme Q10 in our 3 and 4 Step Systems!
Coenzyme Q10 is not hard to find as it is part of the awesomeness that is the Laugh Out Loud Active Jojoba Oil. You can find CoQ10 in many skin care products but what makes the Laugh Out Loud stand out is that we use the maximum amount of CoQ10 possible and it is combined with natures best delivery courier – Jojoba Oil.
After receiving many requests and so many people telling us how much they are loving the Laugh Out Loud Active Jojoba Oil with coenzyme Q10 we have now made it so you can choose it as your moisturiser in the 3 Step and 4 Step systems. Wooo
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