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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:
Suggested percentage: .5% to 1%
Storage: Store in cool and dry place. Keep away from direct strong light and heat.
Country of origin: China
"Idebenone is closely related to CoQ10 in its structure. It can replace CoQ10 in the process of cellular energy production and, just as CoQ10, idebenone is also an antioxidant.
There are some important distinctions though. Its cellular distribution and antioxidant profile are somewhat different. This makes idebenone superior to CoQ10 in neutralizing some types of free radicals and inferior in fighting other types.
Notably, idebnone is more effective than CoQ10 in protecting cells from the free radical damage resulting from reduced blood flow.
On the other hand, idebenone appears more conducive than CoQ10 to certain types of noxious free-radical leakage in the cell's mitochondria. Unfortunately, there have been very few studies directly comparing CoQ10 and idebenone in the treatment of various conditions." Todorov, G., Idebenone: a powerful wrinkle-fighter, a copy-cat or both? Smartskincare.com
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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.
Topically applied Idebenone may:
prevent or reduce UVA and UVB sun damage: 
act as an anti- oxidant: 
increase cellular energy production: as a synthetic analog of Co-Q10
References (full abstracts here)
3: Tournas JA, Lin FH, Burch JA, Selim MA, Monteiro-Riviere NA, Zielinski JE, Pinnell SR. Ubiquinone, idebenone, and kinetin provide ineffective photoprotection to skin when compared to a topical antioxidant combination of vitamins C and E with ferulic acid. J Invest Dermatol. 2006 May;126(5):1185-7. PubMed PMID: 16528359.
2: McDaniel DH, Neudecker BA, DiNardo JC, Lewis JA 2nd, Maibach HI. Clinical efficacy assessment in photodamaged skin of 0.5% and 1.0% idebenone. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2005 Sep;4(3):167-73. PubMed PMID: 17129261.
1: McDaniel DH, Neudecker BA, DiNardo JC, Lewis JA 2nd, Maibach HI. Idebenone: a new antioxidant - Part I. Relative assessment of oxidative stress protection capacity compared to commonly known antioxidants. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2005 Jan;4(1):10-7. PubMed PMID: 17134415.