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BulkActives are DIY skin care suppliers of skin actives, cosmetic ingredients, cosmeceuticals, active ingredients, and standardized botanical extracts for diy skin care products and homemade cosmetics.
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Attention: BulkActives is a part-time business.
Orders are processed on Saturdays and mailed on Mondays at the latest, usually earlier.
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NEW! Safe, mild and gentle SURFACTANTS for DIY facial wash, body wash & shampoo:
CoEnzymeQ10 (CoQ10/ubiquinone) - pure powder!
Assay: 98% Appearance: orange powder.
Suggested percentage: 3%
Storage: Store in a cool and dry place. Store in well closed containers.
Country of Origin: China
CoQ10 is an anti-oxidant. topical application might restore mitochondrial activity, increase energy production as ATP, plus reduce power needed to make new collagen.
"What can CoQ10 do for your skin? Theoretically speaking, CoQ10 (in a skin cream, for example) can be helpful.
In most people over thirty, levels of CoQ10 in the skin are below optimum, resulting in lesser ability to produce collagen, elastin and other important skin molecules.
Besides, CoQ10-depleted skin may be more prone to the damage by free radicals, which are particularly abundant in the skin since it is exposed to the elements.
Thus, CoQ10 may boost skin repair and regeneration and reduce free radical damage.
Furthermore, CoQ10 is a small molecule that can relatively easily penetrate into skin cells."Todorov, G., Can coenzyme Q10 help protect and repair your skin?, Smartskincare
DISCLAIMER:Any statements about products sold by BulkActives have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products sold by BulkActives are not intended to be used as nutritional supplements. Products sold by BulkActives are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
References (full abstracts here)
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10: Muta-Takada K, Terada T, Yamanishi H, Ashida Y, Inomata S, Nishiyama T, Amano S. Coenzyme Q10 protects against oxidative stress-induced cell death and enhances the synthesis of basement membrane components in dermal and epidermal cells. Biofactors. 2009 Sep-Oct;35(5):435-41. PubMed PMID: 19753652.
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1: Hoppe U, Bergemann J, Diembeck W, Ennen J, Gohla S, Harris I, Jacob J, Kielholz J, Mei W, Pollet D, Schachtschabel D, Sauermann G, Schreiner V, Stäb F, Steckel F. Coenzyme Q10, a cutaneous antioxidant and energizer. Biofactors. 1999;9(2-4):371-8. Review. PubMed PMID: 10416055.
Topically applied CoQ10 may:
prevent or reduce UVA and UVB sun damage:    
act as an anti- oxidant:     
increase cellular energy production:  
act as an anti-inflammatory:   
improve mitochondrial function: 
Note that Pinnell et al.  claim that CoQ10 is NOT as effective for sun protection as Pinnell?�s Vitamin C+E+Ferulic.
At BuklkActives we are not a big fan of Idebenone or CoQ10 for topical sunprotection as neither are very soluble and bio available.
We strongly suggest that Vitamin C be the main weapon in your fight against sun damage, and that CoQ10 or Idebenone are used at night to help increase cellular energy production.