My anti-ageing secret? Care with Q10!

Why look older than you need to? By using Q10 anti-wrinkle care products you can prevent your skin from ageing prematurely.

Using Q10 products to fight wrinkles

Young and taut skin – who wouldn’t want it? Yet our skin ages differently, faster or slower from person to person, depending on our disposition and how healthy our lifestyle is. NIVEA Q10 products are on your side when it comes to anti-ageing care.

The facts behind Q10

The facts behind Q10

Coenzyme Q10, or just Q10, is naturally produced in the body and makes an important contribution to the function of all the body’s cells. The coenzyme, similar to a vitamin, is present in the whole body and can support numerous processes essential to life. In particular, Q10 is necessary in cell energy production in the mitochondria. It also acts as an antioxidant to ward off free radicals both inside and outside the cells. Free radicals accelerate skin ageing and damage the cells. In addition, Q10 is found in cell membranes and the lipids on the skin’s surface, where it also fulfils its important task as an antioxidant. Q10 can protect the skin from damage caused by UV rays.

The result of NIVEA research 

All NIVEA products are the result of a combination of a highly developed innovation culture and over a century of Beiersdorf’s competence in skin research. The NIVEA research team has been hot on the trail of the effects of Q10 for almost a quarter of a century. Our scientists have been intensively examining the role of the coenzyme Q10 in human skin and have been integrating it into skin care products since as far back as 1998. To this day, Q10 products are in demand around the world: a jar of NIVEA Q10 is sold every two seconds.

Skin needs energy and a good line of defence

The skin’s own coenzyme Q10 is essential for generating energy and protects the skin from oxidative stress. However, the proportion of Q10 in our skin reduces over the years. Anti-ageing products with Q10 support our skin effectively.

Q10: a scientific discovery

  • The American scientist Frederick L. Crane discovered the coenzyme in 1957. 
  • The British chemist Peter Dennis Mitchell found out how Q10 works within cells. He received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work on this in 1978. 
  • Beiersdorf scientists are the first to research the effects of Q10 on the skin and have been using it in skin care products since 1998.

Properties of the coenzyme Q10

Two of the most important functions of the coenzyme Q10 in the body are generating energy and protecting the cells.

Our Q10 research for your skin

After topical application of products containing Q10, the coenzyme penetrates the outer layers of the skin. The skin is thus supplied with the valuable ingredient Q10 with regular use.

Our Q10 research for your skin

Our scientists at the Beiersdorf research centre in Hamburg have been setting worldwide standards in the development of the coenzyme Q10 for skin care for decades.

Our Q10 research for your skin

NIVEA researchers were the first to integrate Q10 as an ingredient in skin care products for the mass market.


Anti-wrinkle and cellulite products with Q10 from NIVEA

In anti-ageing care, Q10 has long been used as a valuable ingredient in products such as the NIVEA Q10 range.

Look younger: not only on your face

NIVEA products with Q10 to care for your face

Your facial skin is sensitive and exposed to environmental influences all day. That’s why a day cream like NIVEA Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Energy Day Care SOF 15 is essential.

Look younger: not only on your face

NIVEA products with Q10 to care for your hands

Your age is visible first in your hands. Treat yourself to a moisturising hand cream, like NIVEA Q10 Anti Age Hand Creme. It effectively prevents the first signs of skin ageing.

Look younger: not only on your face

NIVEA products with Q10 to care for your body

As you age, the skin loses its firmness and elasticity all over the body. NIVEA Q10 Firming Body Lotion firms up the skin with regular use in just two weeks!

Anti-wrinkle care with Q10 for all your skin’s needs

NIVEA Q10plus Serum

The NIVEA research team has many years of expertise and extraordinary specialist knowledge about Q10 in skin. You can benefit from this information with the new, highly effective formula of Q10plus Anti-Wrinkle Serum Pearls.

Patented effect

The innovative NIVEA Q10plus Anti-Wrinkle Serum Pearls contain the highest concentration of the skin’s own active ingredient Q10 in the NIVEA Q10plus Anti-Wrinkle range. For the first time in NIVEA’s history, Q10plus active pearls are combined with a hydrogel to form a highly effective anti-wrinkle serum. This unique, patented formula of Q10, hyaluronic acid and creatine visibly reduces wrinkles and prevents them from reforming prematurely. For smoother, younger-looking skin and a refined appearance.

Always fresh: with active dispenser

The anti-wrinkle power of the serum formula is freshly activated with every use. By pressing on the dispenser, the little pearls burst on their way through the head of the dispenser and combine with the hydrogel into a highly effective serum that soaks into the skin. Ideally, you should apply the NIVEA Q10 plus Anti-Wrinkle Serum Pearls to your face daily, in the morning and evening. They are also ideally suited as a make-up base as they smooth and refine the appearance of the skin.


Stay young for longer!

To give your daily anti-wrinkle routine an extra boost, you can get active yourself. With the right nutrition, a bit of exercise and sufficient healthy sleep, you will help your skin to look firm and young for longer.

How to keep your body and skin fit for longer

Get some exercise

By getting some exercise, the tissue receives better circulation and this is visible in your skin, too. And you will also strengthen your immune system. To do this, you don’t even have to do formal exercise. Simply use the stairs instead of the lift – your skin will thank you for it.

How to keep your body and skin fit for longer

Be aware of what you eat

Calcium, iron and vitamin C prevent the signs of skin ageing. That’s why you should ensure that lots of vegetables, fish and pulses are on the menu.

How to keep your body and skin fit for longer

Sleep well

Getting sufficient sleep also ensures that your skin cells are alert. When we sleep, our body starts to activate its various regeneration programmes. Treat yourself to 7 to 8 hours’ sleep a night. You will be rewarded with refreshed, healthy skin.