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Beauty Trend Alert: Copper

All that glitters isn’t necessarily gold. Copper is the new “beauty wonder” to have women checking ingredient labels.

The metal has been linked to helping out our wrinkle fighting friend, elastin. Copper is credited with penetrating deeper into the skin to improve the bouncy skin fibers. Many brands have started adding a tiny copper molecule to their offerings to speed up the firming process.

The natural antioxidant also increases collagen production. Its powers fuel the fire to increase the natural tissue building processes of the body.

Beyond building new growth, it can also remove damaged collagen and elastin from the skin and reduce the appearance of scars. Some praise its abilities to improve the appearance of stretch marks.

It sounds like a miracle, but the peptide infused formulas comes with a hefty price tag. Blue Copper 5 Firming Elasticity Repair will cost you around $58 for 1oz/30ml. You can also score Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream for a better price of $50 for 52 ml of their copper infused fighter.

My dermatologist recommends using the peptide just once a day in sparing applications. She also suggested a support of vitamin C and MSM to fuel the sulfur needed to increase the protein productions.

*Check with your doctor or skin care professional before beginning any vitamin regimen.

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