CoQ10, Retinol or Vitamin C based serum are serums based on a named ingredient, in these examples, those ingredients are coEnzyme Q10, Retinol and Vitamin C. Kinvara 24HR Rosehip Face Serum is a concentrated, complex of over a dozen active plant extracts blended together to help you get your skin into great condition, specifically helping to calm redness and enhance hydration.
Without knowing the other formulations or indeed the % of these ingredients used we can only comment on the primary function of the extract used in their marketing. For example, CoQ10 plays a role in the production of cellular energy and reduces oxidative damage caused by UV rays, Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A that helps boost collagen production and aid in cell turnover, while Vitamin C is an antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals. However, formulas only work when the right ingredients are used at the right concentrations and a name in a title doesn’t tell us how much of an ingredient is in a product, for that you need to read the ingredient list where ingredients are listed in decreasing order such that the first ingredient listed is present in the greatest quantity and the last ingredient listed is the smallest percentage in the formula.
In addition, don’t let the natural plant names used in natural products deceive you into thinking that they are any less effective than more chemical sounding ingredients used in non-natural brands. For example, rosehip is itself a source of both Vitamin C and Vitamin A which is a natural trans-retinoic acid. This is just 1 example out of the dozen plant extracts used in 24HR Rosehip face serum and all these extracts contain components that have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and good-for-skin properties, thats why they’re in the formula. Plants are powerful and are the basis for most pharmaceutical discoveries. Plants work and are well tolerated by your body. Nature is, after all, running the longest clinical trials in history.