Skin & Hair Glossary of ingredients & terms. Defining what skin & hair ingredients are and how to best use them. Updated regularly.
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- Ubiquinone is CoQ10, a necessary oral supplement for collagen production. After age 30, the necessary natural levels of Ubiquinone decrease in our bodies, making collagen production levels decrease. COQ10 is a topical vitamin in skincare to improve skin texture and elastin production. Co-Enzyme Q-10 in the skin decreases with sun exposure. Ubiquinone is necessary for collagen synthesis. Ubiquinone has many health and beauty benefits. See CoQ10.
- Ultraviolet A (UVA) Rays
- Ultraviolet A (UVA) Rays. UVA is considered the sun rays that cause aging. These sun rays penetrate deeper into the skin and cause photosensitivity reactions.
- Ultraviolet B (UVB) Rays
- Ultraviolet B (UVB) Rays. UVB is considered the sunburn rays. These rays are associated with skin damage and skin cancer due to sun exposure.
- Ursolic Acid
- Ursolic Acid is a natural chemical found in fruit peels, Rosemary and thyme. It increases the production of collagen and ceramides while reducing photo-damage.
- UV filters
- UV filters are products and ingredients that protect the skin by filtering UV rays emitted from sunlight and some UV ray producing artificial light.