Coenzyme Q10 is an endogenous (produced in the body), fat-soluble, vitamin-like compound that is primarily stored in fat tissues in the human body. Coenzyme Q10 is also a powerful antioxidant. It is found in the skin epidermis where it acts, together with other enzymes and non-enzyme compounds, as first-line barrier to oxidation assault (14).
In essence, coenzyme Q10 protects your skin from photo-aging, boost collagen production, and it energizes your skin (19).
Alternative sources of Coenzyme Q10 include peanuts, whole grains, soy oil, mackerel, sardines, and other oily fish. In animals, it is highly concentrated in the heart, kidney, and liver (14).