Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid, consisting of 3 amino acids L-arginine, glycine, and L-methionine. It is produced in the liver, kidneys and pancreas and helps to supply energy to your cells all over the body.
Found naturally in your skin, creatine acts as an energy reservoir and is important for the energy supply and function of your cells. It can also be recharged to provide energy on demand and is able to improve the overall energy of your cells. Like many naturally occurring oils, proteins and acids, our body’s production of creatine declines as we age. This means it’s important to manually apply creatine externally to the skin to maintain its ability to provide beautiful anti-ageing benefits as we mature.
Athletes and body builders also commonly use creatine to help boost performance, improve endurance, increase muscle strength, and enhance recovery after injury. It has also been known to reduce muscle cell damage and inflammation following exhaustive exercise.
In the same way, creatine helps to repair skin cells and gives our skin the power to regenerate. The production of collagen in the skin is quite complex, but without sufficient cellular energy to synthesise, collagen stores will deplete. This depletion results in a decline in skin elasticity and promotes the formation of unwanted wrinkles. Applying creatine to the face and body helps to provide new energy to our cells, stimulate collagen production, and reduce the signs of ageing.
Another anti-ageing property of creatine is its ability to increase the water content within our cells which helps to fight the signs of ageing that occur with a decline in intracellular water.
NIVEA’s Q10 Plus range combines creatine and the co-enzyme Q10 to multiply the anti ageing benefits. It’s important to increase our skin’s levels of Q10 and creatine as we mature and our natural levels of these ingredients deplete. An extensive scientific study has proven that NIVEA’s new Q10 Plus Pearls formula effectively replenishes the skin with the Q10 it has lost due to ageing.
Q10 and creatine positively impact on the energy supply of our skin cells. Q10 helps cells produce the energy for vital processes like regeneration of UV filters and collagen synthesis while creatine stores energy and releases it when it’s needed to help leave your skin looking smooth, youthful and with fewer wrinkles and fine lines.