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Patent Pick: Melatonin + CoQ10 Anti-aging

November 13, 2015 | Contact Author | By: Cosmetics & Toiletries editors
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Keywords: melatonin | coenzyme Q10 | anti-aging | skin | mitochondria | percutaneous absorption

Abstract: Patent Picks are chosen by the editors from publicly available sources. Today's highlight, from the University of Granada, relates to melatonin and CoQ10 for anti-aging skin benefits.

Patent Picks are chosen by the editors from publicly available sources. Today's highlight relates to melatonin and coenzyme q10 (CoQ10) for anti-aging skin benefits.

Melatonin and CoQ10 skin anti-aging
U.S. Patent Application 20150306072
Publication date: Oct. 29, 2015
Assignee: Universidad De Granada

According to these inventors, there is a need for tools that facilitate the movement of CoQ10 and melatonin into the mitochondria to reverse mitochondrial damage caused by cellular aging and pathologies presenting with mitochondrial damage.

The present invention relates to a composition including melatonin, its metabolite or a derivative thereof, and coenzyme Q10. This composition can be used in pharmaceutical or cosmetic skin treatments. It potentiates the movement of both molecules into the mitochondria and facilitates percutaneous absorption, whereby both the melatonin and CoQ10 can reach all strata of the skin.