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Copper was lauded for its anti-microbial benefits as far back as ancient times, and the first mention of its medicinal use for sterilizing wounds and drinking water appeared in the Smith Papyrus, an Egyptian medical text written between 2600 and 2200 B.C. Greek, Roman, Aztec and other civilizations used copper for hygienic purposes as well, so it was only a matter of time until this metal found its way into modern skincare and beauty products.
Copper can be found in various forms depending on the purpose of the product. Copper peptides are widely used in age-reversing products due to their ability to stimulate the antioxidant enzyme called superoxide dismutase (SOD). This mineral also wor
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