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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
Believe it or not, hair ages too. As years race by there are subtle physiological changes and by the time you hit your forties and fifties you may find you have a completely different head of hair. So what are the rules of youthful hair? Follow our expert guide to stronger, bouncier, and more vibrant hair, whatever your age…
DO – SCRUTINIZE YOUR PRODUCTS
With fewer oil glands producing sebum as we age, particularly after menopause, hair also suffers. It gets drier as the scalp produces about 40 percent less oil. The solution? Scrutinize your hair products and adopt a moisture-rich shampoo and conditioning routine to maintain the luster and shine.
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Grey hair may not be as prevalent as previously thought according to a recent study by L’Oreal. For years, the cosmetics industry believed in the 50/50/50 rule of thumb, which states that at age 50, 50% of the population has at least 50% grey hair.
The L’Oreal study, which was published in the British Journal of Dermatology, found that at the age 50, the average amount of grey for men and women was only 6% to 23%. In fact, for certain parts of the world, particularly Asia and Africa, the number is substantially lower.
This is an interesting finding, given that L’Oreal is in the business of selling hair dye.
The study analyzed natural hair color of 4,192 men and women from mo