Idebenone / UbiquinoneIdebenone (ee-dee-be-known), "the new super-potent antioxidant doctors are raving about." This newly discovered ingredient has been found to effectively combat the signs of aging brought on by factors such as age, sun damage, and smoking.
Ubiquinone (the natural form of idebenone) is another powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants protect cells from environmental damage, improve the appearance of fine lines, reduce dryness, and smooth skin texture.
When compared to other commonly known topical antioxidants available in skincare products, idebenone is the most potent and effective antioxidant compound. Idebenone has been found to be effective in protecting the skin against key environmental stressors known to cause fine lines and wrinkles including: ultraviolet radiation, ozone, air pollution and cigarette smoke.
A close relative to the compound Co-Enzyme Q10, idebenone has far greater skin penetration potential and a much higher oxidative stress protection capacity. Its lower molecular weight allows for greater skin penetration and extended shelf life stability.