There are many weird and wonderful solutions to our skincare woes. Sometimes the ingredients are discovered in nature, often they’re brewed in a lab, but occasionally you’ll find the answer in your very own genetic makeup.
Surprising as it may seem, copper falls into the final category.
Naturally present in skin tissue, this traditional pipe-coating, penny-jangling mineral (in peptide form) helps to keep collagen and elastin linked up. In short, copper is responsible for younger, plumper and all round lovelier-looking skin.
But what happens when it's used for skincare?
Reintroducing copper back into our complexions can help to boost depleting collagen and elastin levels, but that's not all. Harnessed in creams, serums, cleansers and mists, copper peptide can control shine, minimise breakouts, and offers antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and healing benefits as well.
According to plenty of skincare studies, copper peptides are brilliant at warding off the effects of pollution and stress in skin, as well as DNA damage so it's definitely an ingredient you'll want to add to your beauty cabinet ASAP.
Want to refamiliarise yourself with copper? Put down the coin purse, because these skincare products are already charged with the hero mineral.