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Dr Botanicals are known for their high quality skincare, and their bestselling Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil. As a beauty blogger, I love a Dr Botanicals skincare haul a few times a year. These new products sit in my testers box, ready for when my skin switches up, and I need something different to fulfill my skincare needs.

My skin has suffered from a combination of changes in weather over Autumn and Winter, indoor central heating and lack of fresh outdoors air. I’ve had to switch up my winter skincare to add more moisturisation to combat these effects.

Co-Enzyme Q10 moisturiser

Price: £44.99 – available at discounts during flash sales

Active ingredients: Coenzyme Q10

Additional ingredients: Aqua, Prunus armenicia kernel oil (Apricot kernel oil), Cetearyl alcohol & Polysorbate 60, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower seed oil), Vegetable glycerin, Olea europaea (Olive oil), Cocos nucifera (Coconut oil), Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter), Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Stearic acid, Zinc oxide, Xanthan gum, Allantoin, Avena sativa meal extract (Oat silk), α-Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Squalane, Tocopheryl acetate, Ubiquinone 50 (Coenyzme Q10), Ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, Sodium hyaluronate (Hyaluronic acid), Amyl cinnamal, Benzyl alcohol, Butylphenyl methylpropional, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool

Texture, fragrance, performance

The texture is a soft, creamy, white moisturiser that is most effective when lightly warmed on fingertips before applying to the skin. It’s a thicker texture than my previous favourite Dr Botanicals moisturiser, the Seaweed Bio-Balancing Day Moisturiser, but more suited for my drier winter skin.

Active ingredients

The active ingredient is Co-enzyme Q10. These are coenzymes that aid cell renewal, skin regeneration and repair. They are commonly used in anti-ageing skincare, for both the above properties and also their anti-oxidant qualities.

Q10 is marketed as the main active ingredient in this moisturiser, though it does come quite far down the ingredients list. Position in ingredients list is not an indicator of strength or potency though, as active ingredients are often only needed in smaller quantities.

The first seven or eight ingredients are traditional moisturising ingredients, and then stabilisers and the actives come later. This is completely normal and not an indicator of low potency of the active ingredients.

Best for…

Dry skin or balanced skin in winter or dry days.

Not for…

Oily skin.

What’s the verdict?

Overall, this cream is not my go-to moisturiser on the daily, but has been a real skinsaver on dry days. Often I’ll apply my normal daytime moisturiser, and use the Q10 Co-enzyme moisturiser to top up extra dry patches.

Available from Dr Botanicals online.