Younger looking skin is in your cells. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a vitamin-like nutrient that helps regulate energy production in cells. It is found in every cell in our bodies. However, as we get older, the amount of CoQ10 our bodies produce lessens, and our cells lose their energy production and antioxidant power. Both of these things are important for younger-looking and healthy skin. Q-Gel’s Topical Anti-Aging Products: CoQ10 is a crucial component of the electron transport chain (respiratory chain) in the mitochondria, the body’s energy producing cells. These cells derive energy from their nutrients by a process called oxidative phosphorylation. In this process, the products of fatty acid, protein, and carbohydrate metabolism are converted into biological energy called adenosine triphosphate (ATP). This energy drives our cellular machinery and all our biosynthetic processes. As a fat-soluble antioxidant, CoQ10 also helps protect vital cell structures from free radical damage from both endogenous and exogenous sources and helps maintain membrane stability.