The risk of chronic inflammation is reason enough to prioritize antioxidants, but “at its worst, oxidative [stress] can also damage DNA and cause pre-cancers and cancers,” board-certified dermatologist Kenneth Mark, M.D., notes. That’s why ingesting antioxidants is about so much more than skin aesthetics—but a glowing complexion certainly never hurts.
CoQ10 is one of the most potent antioxidants found in your cells, skin cells included. As you age, though, natural CoQ10 levels begin to dip, which is why refilling your bank is so important.
One way to ensure you’re getting enough is through potent supplements. A few high-quality beauty supplements include this gold-standard ingredient, so here’s a list of our go-to picks for glowing skin. Just make sure to keep an eye out for CoQ10 in its most bioavailable form, ubiquinol CoQ10.