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COPPER TRACE ELEMENT: OXYGENATE AND SMOOTH THE SKIN

Copper is one of the essential trace elements. It is present in the human body in very small quantities, about 100 mg for an adult. It is also an essential trace element for our skin, and it is therefore essential to regularly carry out a copper treatment to directly provide the skin with the elements it needs.

Copper is essential in various metabolisms for : 

- Allow the production of carbohydrates (sugars), lipids (fats) and iron

- Contribute to the formation of red blood cells and immune defenses

- Its role as an antioxidant

- The manufacture of collagen

Copper also helps to fight against microbes and winter ailments thanks to its anti-infectious properties. It is an essential trace element for the proper functioning of the body.

Copper deficiencies are quite rare if you have a balanced diet. However, if you do, the impact can be significant:

- Chronic Inflammations

- Lowered immune defenses

- Premature aging of the skin

In this article we will see where to find copper

- In your diet

- In our cosmetic products

 

 

 

1. COPPER: ZOOMING IN ON YOUR DIET?

A rich and varied diet allows you to have all the necessary copper intake for a good functioning of the body and to have a beautiful skin. 

However, some foods are known to be rich in copper, including:

  • offal (livers), 
  • seafood, 
  • nuts
  • cocoa. 

It is also found in poultry, pulses and whole grain foods. 

Brewer's yeast can complete the intake. But the skin is one of the last organs to receive trace elements! This contribution can be completed thanks to beauty products. 

2. COPPER: ITS BENEFITS IN COSMETICS

Copper in cosmetics is often used to maintain the integrity of the skin (collagen synthesis), but also to optimize its protection system.

Also, as mentioned earlier, it is known for its antioxidant properties, which help provide extra radiance and protection to the skin. It is often found in face creams. 

3. COPPER : WHICH PRODUCT TO CHOOSE AT GEMOLOGY ?

At Gemology, our motto is to help you provide the minerals that your skin needs, in order to fill in any deficiencies that you may have. 

That's why we designed Malachite Concentrate, a complex containing Malachite, a copper-rich stone. Being a powerful antioxidant and anti-free radical, it will bring you radiance and protect your skin.  

In order to make it even more effective, we felt it was important to couple it with phosphorus, a trace element that plays a role in the reserve and release of energy for better cellular oxygenation.

Copper is present in the body in minute quantities, mainly in the liver. It is the 3rd most abundant essential trace element after iron and zinc. You have therefore noted throughout this article, the importance of copper intake for the well-being of your body and your skin. 

Discover other beauty and well-being tips in the article "Calcium: ideal for the well-being of the body".