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Idebenone, Powerful Form of COQ10

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Scientific Name:{2,3-dimethoxy-5-methyl-6-(10-hydroxydecyl)-1,4-benzoquinone.}
Common Name:
{Hydroxydecyl ubiquinone}

Idebenone is a much more efficient form of CoQ10, an antioxidant that is produced in the human body. You may have heard of CoQ10, which is used in many cosmetic applications. However, Idebenone is considered to rate far better anti-aging benefits, even if it is not as popular. It works because it has two functions. First, it scavenges the body for free radicals, and then it regulates and normalized energy production in the cell. As it does this, it promotes healing, blocks damage and promotes a healthy, radiant appearance.

Idebenone is widely considered to be the most powerful antioxidant on the market, and though antioxidants are abundant in most cosmetics, the only idebenone can both fight free radicals and actively reverse the signs of aging. Because of our society and the environment we live in, our skin comes into contact with many harmful substances every day. From damaging UV rays from the sun to pollutants, simple dirt, and grime, our skin is under attack every day. While some of these particles are benign, some create free radicals in the skin, which can accelerate the aging process, and if left unchecked, even cause cancer.

As the most powerful antioxidant on the market, idebenone is the best at protecting skin cells from free radical damage, allowing the body to neutralize and then return them to the surface of the skin, where they can be washed away. As it is protecting, it is also encouraging new cell growth and prolonging the life of healthy cells, by stimulating proper energy production and utilization. Few other antioxidants have this same power, to not only protect the skin but help renew the look of it with just one ingredient.

As the skin ages, it is less able to provide cells with the nutrients they need to stay full and healthy. This creates sagging, dull, wrinkled skin, as the cells die and deflate. Idebenone revs up energy production, which means that cells have the chance of staying healthy for a longer duration. The longer cells stay alive, the better chance there is for the skin to grow a new layer of healthy cells before the top layer becomes wrinkled and aged.

By promoting the health and regeneration of new skin cells, idebenone can help the skin appear more beautiful, radiant, and full, diminishing the signs of aging, which are often emphasized by a dull complexion. This ingredient can either be purchased in a formulation, or it can be added to other serums, lotion, and even makeup to boost their effectiveness.