Continuous research with renowned scientific partners

At Beiersdorf, we believe that innovation happens at the interfaces of disciplines and collaboration is key. As with Q10 research, not all details are yet known and much remains to be discovered. New findings about the coenzyme’s effectiveness are constantly explored, which are discussed in the International Coenzyme Q10 Association (for short, ICQA). This association was founded in September 1997 by well-known international scientists and medical doctors from a broad range of research fields and disciplines for regular exchange on the importance of Q10. Since the late 1990s, Beiersdorf scientists are closely connected with this circle of experts. In May of 2022, Beiersdorf hosted the ICQA’s congress, where, in addition to skin and aging, the influence of Q10 in various diseases was discussed in depth. 

In a special collaboration with experts with from the DESY research center, the University of Hamburg and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP), we provided visual evidence that Q10 actually arrives at its destination. Using the principle of X-ray fluorescence imaging, we succeeded for the first time in making the cellular uptake of added Q10 in skin cells visible and mapping the path of the coenzyme. Something, that had been scientifically unprecedented.

Our intensive research and development work, fueled by the further development of scientific methods, continues to give us ever deeper insights into the biology of the skin – for ever more precise and better skin care.