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Why Copper Should be Included in Your Skincare Routine

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Using copper for health and beauty benefits is not a new concept. 

Ancient Egyptians used the metal to sterilise wounds and drinking water, and the Aztecs gargled with copper to treat sore throats. 

Fast forward a couple of millennia and the substance is making a major resurgence, with creams, serums, and even fabrics popping up with promising anti-ageing results.

Naturally present in skin tissue, copper (in peptide form) helps to keep collagen and elastin linked up. Essentially, it plumps, tightens and resurfaces skin in all the best ways possible. 

Products today come in a natural form of copper called copper tripeptide-1 or copper peptide GHK-Cu. The copper complex was first uncovered in human plasma, but it's also found in both urine and saliva.

For those of you looking to ward off the effects of pollution and stress in the skin while also plumping it up – this hero product is the one for you. 

Here are some heralded copper-heavy products that should do the trick. 

Copper-infused pillowcase, €29, Amazon

“Buffet” + Copper Peptides 1%, €28.90, The Ordinary

Copper Amino Isolate Serum 2:1, €45.60, NIOD

Shaba Complex™ Eye Serum, €58, Drunk Elephant

Main image by @rocknrollbride on Instagram

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