coQ10 Skin Benefits Plus DIY Facial Oil!

DIY coQ10 facial oil

I’m sure most of you have heard of coQ10.  It’s a buzz word in the skin care industry.  Today, let’s talk about what coQ10 is, why it benefits our skin and how we can make a SUPER SIMPLE product with coQ10 in it!!

coQ10 is somewhat similar to hyaluronic acid and collagen.  Our bodies naturally produce all 3.  As we get older, our bodies production slacks off and the result is lost firmness and elasticity.  Basically, before the age of 20, our body produces coQ10 in abundance.  Age 30 hits, and production greatly decreases, hence the beginning signs of aging.

So what is coQ10?  coQ10 is an enzyme.  It has 3 functions.

  1. It produces energy for healthy cell function
  2. It’s works as an antioxidant-it neutralizes free radicals
  3. It keeps cells healthy.

coQ10 is what prompts the cells to produce elastin and collagen.  Age is not the only factor that causes the declining production of coQ10-stress is also a culprit-Yikes!  Of course, over exposure to the sun greatly decreases your supply as well.  All you teens and 20 somethings-WHERE A HAT!!!

Using coQ10 in your daily beauty regime can greatly enhance cell efficiency as well as repair and regenerate damaged skin cells.

coQ10 facial oil DIY

Benefits of coQ10 skin care:

  1. It’s a powerful antioxidant-This means it can hunt free radicals that are responsible for damaging your skin, causing it to age.
  2. It energizes your skin cells causing them to repair more efficiently.
  3. It stimulates the production of collagen and elastin which are responsible for firmness and flexibility in the skin.
  4. It can protect against sun damage.
  5. It helps skin cells rid themselves of toxins which in turn helps with healthy, radiant looking skin.

coQ10 facial Oil DIY

coQ10 Facial Oil

1/4 tsp. Q MAX (coQ10) (find it HERE)

3 drops Lavender Essential Oil (find it HERE)

1 drop Carrot Seed Essential Oil (find it HERE)

Fill the rest of a 1 ounce glass dropper bottle with Rosehip Seed Oil (find it HERE)

The rule of thumb with THIS particular coQ10 is to use 1/4 a teaspoon with 1 ounce of a carrier oil.  This product can not be mixed into a water ingredient.  Because it is mixed in oil, no preservative is needed.  The above recipe is simply my recommendations.  You could use any essential oils or carrier oils you like as long as you keep the proportions the same.

A word from Lotion Crafter on Q MAX

Topically applied, Q-Max™ can penetrate the cell layers of the skin and may attenuate the depth of wrinkles due to photo aging, as well as epithelial cell turnover. Kerotinocyte cells make up the majority of human skin cells and CoQ10 has been shown to protect these skin cells from oxidative DNA damage induced by ultraviolet light. CoQ10 supports the body’s natural defense mechanism against the damaging effects of free radicals, particularly the lipid per oxidation in skin.

You can use this facial oil morning and night.  For oilier skin types, I suggest using it only at night.  Use only 4-7 drops.  Anymore then that will leave your skin very oily.  Also, be sure to shake your oil each time before use.

This post has been a long time coming-I just assumed that coQ10 was out of reach for the skin care DIYer but it actually is one of the easiest YET effective DIYs I’ve created!  Adding coQ10 to a facial oil is as simple as adding an essential oil!

Has or does anyone take a coQ10 supplement?  I know taking a supplement serves many more purposes then just boosting skin health but I would love to know the effect an oral supplement has on the skin!

xx, Jenni


coQ10 Facial Oil DIY



  1. June 3, 2016 / 7:58 am

    Hi Jenni!

    I have taken coQ10 as a supplement off and on over the years. I am not currently taking it. I did notice it improved my overall energy levels. I can’t say for sure if it had an effect on my skin since I did it at the same time I was changing other parts of my routine. An integrative MD that I respect a lot recommended it as a supplement that everyone could benefit from as they age, along with Resveratrol. Reading this has me inspired to start taking it again!

  2. Iz
    June 5, 2016 / 10:46 pm

    Hello Jenni
    Thank you for sharing and teaching.
    You mentioned the benefit of the coQ10 facial oil. You also listed in your website The Fountain of Youth (in a bottle). Which one you recommend for 50+ skin with deep furrow and marionette lines.
    Thank you

    • Jenni
      June 6, 2016 / 1:48 pm

      lz-I recommend the coQ10 serum-it’s more aimed for aging skin and a higher quality oil. BUT-I do love the fountain of youth oil and have had many readers and buyers tell me they see great results from it. It’s really so much about what your skin responds to.

  3. Lisa
    June 7, 2016 / 10:35 pm

    Hi Jenni-
    Can you tell us the specific amounts of seabuckthorn, rosehip seed oil, sweet almond oil, non-GMO vitamin E oil and the blend of lavender, patchouli, frankincense and geranium essential oils that you used in your product on Etsy? I have all of these ingredients and would like to make for myself 😉


    • Jenni
      June 8, 2016 / 10:45 am

      Hi Lisa! I’m actually working on this exact recipe for a post that will be up probably tomorrow! Stay tuned!

  4. Nicole
    August 12, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    Hi Jenni, can I use this and the other coq10 oil with seabuckthorn wo adding any of the essential oils to it or does it work better or require the essential oils? Thanks so much!

    • Jenni
      August 26, 2016 / 2:38 pm

      Nicole-You can. The essential oils add anti aging benefits but the true stars of this oil are the sea buckthorn and coQ10.

  5. March 22, 2017 / 11:33 am

    Thanks for breaking down the coq10 and carrier oil amounts.
    I use olive oil at night and avocado oil during the day.
    What I have noticed when I add the coq10 is that it does not stay blended? every time I use it I have to shake it together. Is this normal?

    • Jenni
      March 25, 2017 / 4:34 pm

      Lynda-I haven’t noticed that but I believe I have only made this serum in dark bottles and I’m in the habit of shaking my serums before I open them.

  6. Sherri
    August 31, 2017 / 11:18 am

    I would like to make this as a body oil. Would you use the same ratio?

    Many Thanks

    • Jenni
      September 1, 2017 / 8:51 am

      Sherri-Great idea-yes use the same proportions!

  7. Isabela Cabreros
    November 15, 2018 / 1:44 am

    Hi! I’m thinking about trying this. How long will it last before the mixture goes bad?

    • Jenni
      November 15, 2018 / 7:59 am

      Isabela-It stays good for 6 mos.!

  8. December 28, 2018 / 7:45 am

    This is just FYI for all on the use of the fantastic CoQ10.

    I had never heard of C.Q10 until I almost died from walking barefoot thru a puddle of what was later determined to be diazinon poison the city used to spray for mosquitos.

    I was air vaced to a major hospital. Once i was home, my doctor told me that he was putting me a the most important med I could ever take, no prescription, and I was to take it daily. He gave me 3 years to live, I had 70% of my heart left, and he said this might buy me some extra time. It was CoQ-10. I was 47 years and they called my kids in from the east coast. That was a nightmare to me, but I decided I didn’t have time to be ill because I had to much to do.

    I had a 30 day supply from the hospital, and called the pharmacy to make sure they had it. They didn’t so they had to order it. To date, I have never missed more than 3 days without the Q-10. If I do, I feel it, my heart will throw a fit and tell me to get to the drugstore, NOW! lol

    Well, I also decided to use the Kombucha tea also. but I am healthy, living a nice life, and I will be 70 my next birthday in four months.

    Was it the Q-10? Who knows, but I am still at 70% heart function, when I go to a hospital that doesn’t know me, they throw me in a wheelchair and rush me to icu Rofl, until i get out of the chair and tell them.

    So thank you for the info about the CoQ-10. That might be why everyone thinks I am 50 ROFL

    • Jenni
      January 10, 2019 / 8:12 am

      Meeo-Thank you for sharing!! You’re so welcome!

  9. Heather
    January 5, 2019 / 9:57 pm

    I take CoQ10 100mg daily for migraine prevention. Sadly I haven’t noticed any difference in my skin…

    • Jenni
      January 10, 2019 / 8:08 am

      Heather-I wondered if taking it internally could help the skin. Some people report it does but we’re all so different. Have you tried it topically?

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