Coenzyme Q10-Eye Cream for Wrinkles and Fine Lines

The thinnest skin in the body is around the eye lid and under the eye. These are the earliest areas to show signs of aging, wrinkles and fine lines, caused by the natural effects of aging and excessive exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun. Factors such as, heat, wind and cigarette smoke, along with repetitive facial expressions also contribute to wrinkles and fine lines. Over the counter eye cream is one treatment approach.

Coenzyme Q10
Conezyme Q10 is a powerful antioxidant-ingredient that fights against and neutralizes free radicals. Free radicals damage cell tissues, tamper with DNA, speed up the aging process and contribute to heart disease and other ailments. Coenzyme Q10 is a natural-nutrient compound that regulates energy production in cells. According to MayoClinic.com, some studies have shown that Coenzyme Q10 reduces fine lines around the eyes. Other studies indicate the application of Coenzyme Q10 around the eyes will protect against and help prevent sun damage.

Research Study
Based on research, Coenzyme Q10 is an effective eye cream. A study published in “Biofactors”, an International Journal of the Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc., in September 2009, reported on Coenzyme Q10 anti-aging action in reducing facial wrinkles. The study examined the effects of pre-treatment with Coenzyme Q10, on the dermal and epidermal cells of humans. Results suggest the anti-aging properties of Coenzyme Q10 protect the epidermis against oxidative stress-induced cell death, and enhance the production of dermal and epidermal cells.

Prevention
Wrinkles and fine lines may be delayed or prevented by limiting the amount of time spent in the sun. Wear a hat, wear dark glasses and protect your skin with sunscreen. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB ray with a minimum of 30 STP factor. Use moisturizers to soften and smooth the skin, eat an healthy diet, drink adequate amount of fluids and avoid smoking. Maintain a regular exercise routine and get adequate sleep.

Considerations
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration classifies over the counter creams and lotions as cosmetics with no medical value. The FDA regulates these products with less vigorous testing for safety and effectiveness, than they do as they do for topically administered medications. The FDA focuses more on the safety of these products, rather than their effectiveness. However, the FDA will intervene when cosmetics are advertized as drugs, or when ingredients in cosmetics may pose a health risk to consumers.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19753652