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Idebenone

* A super antioxidant that protects skin against free radicals * A synthetic variant of Hydroxydecyl Ubiquinone and CoQ10 * Read TIA’s article on CoQ10

Idebenone is an antioxidant that protects cells from environmental damage, improves the appearance of fine lines, reduces dryness, and smooths skin texture. Studies show that Idebenone is more powerful in preventing cell damage than Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Coenzyme Q10, Kinetin, and Alpha Lipoic Acid (Source). Although it is very similar to CoQ10, it's more water soluble and has a slightly different anti-oxidant profile.

* A super antioxidant that protects skin against free radicals

* A synthetic variant of Hydroxydecyl Ubiquinone and CoQ10

* Read TIA’s article on CoQ10

Functions:

Idebenone is an antioxidant that protects cells from environmental damage, improves the appearance of fine lines, reduces dryness, and smooths skin texture. Studies show that Idebenone is more powerful in preventing cell damage than Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Coenzyme Q10, Kinetin, and Alpha Lipoic Acid (Source). Although it is very similar to CoQ10, it's more water soluble and has a slightly different anti-oxidant profile.

However, studies published in the March 2006 issue of the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology found Idebenone less effective than Vitamins E and C with ferulic on sun-exposed skin. Another study published in the same journal two years later found that red grape antioxidant was also more effective than Idebenone on sun-exposed skin. Therefore, although Idebenone is still considered a very powerful antioxidant, it may be less so when used in sunscreen products (Souce).

Safety Measures/Side Effects:

Although the FDA has not published any warnings for Idebenone, there are studies published in the April 2008 and September 2008 issues of Contact Dermatitis document allergic contact dermatitis to Hydroxydecyl Ubiquinone, a synonym for Idebenone. This reaction was in reaction to Hydroxydecyl Ubiquinone in anti-aging and cosmetic creams, according to the National Institutes of Health. This is now listed as an irritant, although it only affects certain users prone to this reaction.

Recommended Products w/ Idebenone:

Your Best Face Control, Cellbone High Potency C Serum

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