Q10 INGREDIENTS

INGREDIENTS

We’ve created a range that visibly reduces wrinkles and firms up the skin to bring out your natural beauty - and help you discover your inner power.

Q10

COENZYME Q10: THE SKIN'S OWN ANTI-AGEING INGREDIENT

Q10 is a coenzyme found naturally in all body cells. It's vital for replenishing the skin’s moisture barrier and visibly revitalizing the skin. As our skin is the outermost layer of the body, it is vulnerable to various external factors, including oxidative exposure which can cause dry skin.

As we age, the levels of natural coenzyme Q10 in our skin decrease. Due to the fact that it is such a vital antioxidant and crucial for the skin, a reduction in Q10 makes the skin prone to damages caused by environmental stressors, making it more susceptible to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
 
This is why it is so important to help the skin keep its natural Q10 levels — and that’s exactly what the NIVEA Q10 range is designed to do, helping you maintain a healthy-looking complexion by replenishing what’s already there.


Creatine

CREATINE: VISIBLY REVITALIZE YOUR SKIN

Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid, consisting of 3 amino acids: L-arginine, glycine, and L-methionine. It’s produced in the liver, kidneys and pancreas and helps to supply energy to cells all over your body.

Found naturally in your skin, creatine acts as an energy reservoir and is important for the energy supply and function of your cells. It can also be recharged to provide energy on demand and improve the overall energy of your cells.

Creatine depletion results in a decline in skin elasticity and promotes the appearance of unwanted wrinkles. That’s why creatine is a key ingredient of our Q10 Power Anti-Wrinkle + Firming day + night moisturizing duo. 

 


Hyaluronic Acid

HYALURONIC ACID: HELPS REPLENISH SKIN’S MOISTURE BARRIER

Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally and has the unique capacity to bind and retain water molecules. Each Hyaluronic acid molecule has the ability to bind up to 1,000 times its weight in water. It is found in higher levels in younger skin, in joint fluid where it helps to cushion and lubricate our joints and in our eyes to maintain sufficient levels of lubrication - but the natural levels of hyaluronic acid in our bodies decrease as we age.


A naturally-inspired blend

Deeply nourishing ingredients

Licorice

LICORICE EXTRACT: PERFECT FOR SENSITIVE SKIN

This precious ingredient is extracted from licorice roots (Glycyrrhiza inflata), which has dry skin soothing properties. 

Another easy way to nourish skin is with NIVEA Q10 Power Anti-Wrinkle Moisturiser + Fragrance Free. This special formula that reduces signs of aging is designed to improve elasticity and visibly revitalize the look of the skin so it appears firmer in just two weeks. The sensitive formula with no added perfume, alcohol, parabens or colorant soothes skin by providing intensive moisture.


Algae Extract

ALGAE EXTRACT: YOUR COMPANION FOR COMBINATION SKIN

Ocean algae are well known skin care ingredients. For centuries, different cultures around the world have traditionally used marine algae for skin, hair and beauty care. 

Other than their hailed beautifying properties, ocean algae also provide the majority of our planet’s oxygen supply through photosynthesis.

There are over 20,000 species of algae growing under the sea. The special extract that we use in our formula is obtained from Fucus vesiculosus, more commonly known as bladder wrack. It grows on the stony coasts of the North Atlantic.

We use Algae Extract in our Q10 formula especially developed for combination skin. Use Q10 Power Anti-Wrinkle + Pore Refine Moisturizer to visibly reduce lines and wrinkles and minimize pores, without clogging them.


UVA UVB Filters

UVA/UVB PROTECTION: YOUR DEFENCE AGAINST SUN-INDUCED AGEING

Ultraviolet light (UV light) is radiation from the sun and is invisible to the human eye. UV light can penetrate deep into our skin and cause damage.

Facial skin is very delicate and too much sun exposure dries it out. UVB light penetrates the outer layers of the skin and causes sunburn. UVA rays, which make up 95% of the UV light reaching the Earth's surface, penetrate the deeper layers of the skin and foster the formation of free radicals - promoting the aging process. Up to 80% of visible signs of ageing in the face are due to UV exposure. Wrinkles, dyspigmentations and even more pronounced age spots are all a direct result of UV exposure. 
 
Day creams with UVA and UVB protection such as Q10 Power Anti-Wrinkle SPF 30 + Firming Moisturizer defend your skin against damage caused by UV rays. When you apply your Q10 day cream, the SPF 30 forms a thin, protective barrier on the surface of your skin that essentially absorbs throughout the UVA and UVB spectrum before it penetrates and damages your skin.


Vitamin C

VITAMIN C: VISIBLY REFRESH YOUR SKIN

Vitamin C assists with visibly revitalizing the skin. It acts as a natural antioxidant that aids in refreshing the skin while promoting replenishment of the skin’s moisture barrier. It also gives your skin a healthy glow! 


Vitamin E

VITAMIN E: STRENGTHENING YOUR SKIN’S MOISTURE BARRIER

Vitamin E is another antioxidant that improves skin elasticity and replenishes the skin’s moisture barrier, allowing for better hydration and prevention of dry and dull skin. It can also help to reduce the effects of skin sensitivity, as well as the appearance of age spots. Plus, it improves the skin’s texture!  

Try our formula with three antioxidants: Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and a Q10 coenzyme that is identical to the one made naturally by your skin. Simply use NIVEA Q10 Energy Anti-Wrinkle day + night creams for skin that looks healthy and radiant in just 8 hours.


Argan Oil

ARGAN OIL: YOUR SECRET WEAPON FOR HEALTHY-LOOKING SKIN

One of the rarest oils in the world, argan oil is made using kernels from the argan tree, which only grows in Southwestern Morocco and is known by the locals as ‘the tree of life’.

Packed with vitamin E, antioxidants and fatty acids, argan oil helps to effectively reduce visible signs of aging while deeply nourishing and replenishing your skin’s moisture levels.
 
Argan oil can also help improve elasticity, reduce the appearance of stretch marks, and help with exfoliation of dead cells, so that the skin appears smoother and visibly radiant. 

NIVEA Q10 Power Anti-Wrinkle + Moisture Replenishment day + night creams combine antioxidant Q10 with nourishing argan oil to moisturize your skin for 24 hours.


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