Coenzyme Q10 is a substance found naturally in the body that helps cells convert nutrients into energy. In skin it works to re-energise cells, "recharging" their regenerative potential to make them stronger and function more efficiently.
It also has potent antioxidant qualities, which give it the ability to neutralise cell damaging free-radicals caused by the external environmental factors, like UV and pollution, that contribute to collagen and elastin breakdown.
As we age, Coenzyme Q10 levels decrease so cells become less able to regenerate and defend themselves naturally. As a result skin ages prematurely and becomes more prone to lines and wrinkles.