New and Ancient Benefits of Colloidal Copper
Gray hair, wrinkles, crow’s feet, skin that’s saggy, dull and dry, varicose veins and other signs of aging creeping up on you? If you’re like me and you’re concerned about aging more gracefully, pay attention. Today we are going to learn about Colloidal Copper, a skincare ingredient that many refer to as “The Fountain of Youth” due to its many benefits for the skin.
What is Colloidal Copper
you may ask? Simply put, Colloidal Copper is copper suspended in purified water through the use of electrical current. To most people, it probably seems to be new on the scene, but finely ground copper mixed in water or other substances has been used both topically and internally for many centuries. The discovery of colloidal copper in the 19th century greatly enhanced the effectiveness of copper usage. Being a suspension, the particle sizes of colloidal copper are smaller than membrane pores in the human body. This property allows elemental copper to travel throughout the body and reach the cells where it is needed.
History of Colloidal Copper
Ancient records indicate that copper came into use as the first non-precious metal around 4500 BC in Mesopotamia. Copper can naturally occur in relatively pure forms which led to its early discovery and use. It is considered to be one of the first metals to be used by humans and its uses are no less in modern times.
The first medical uses of copper date back to Egyptian records around 2000 BC. Many medical uses were subsequently recorded by civilizations throughout the years. Probably the most familiar one for us in modern times is an item found in most health food stores, copper jewelry. Worn directly on the skin, copper jewelry has been used for over a hundred years as a remedy for arthritis and joint pain as well as other ailments.
Also in in 480 to 360 BC, the Greek physician recommended colloidal copper for the treatment of leg ulcers associated with varicose veins as well as the prevention for infection in wounds. Then in 23 to 79 A.D; Colloidal Copper was used with honey for the treatment of intestinal worms. It was further used for eye conditions and mouth ulcers.
Copper is very versatile and has also been used throughout history in many other ways including decorative items, ornaments, jewelry, in alloys, electrical wiring……. just to name a few, but our main interest here is how it’s use evolved in skin care.
More History: A Beauty Secret
It’s been known for thousands of years that copper beautifies the skin. It was one of the “secret” ingredients used by ancient beauties including Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile, the Queen of Sheba and Queen Nefertiti. They used finely ground copper in their various homemade lotions and creams and other beauty concoctions. They didn’t know how it worked, they just knew it did.
Fast forward in time, we now know how this beauty secret ingredient worked to help keep these women the most beautiful women in the world. Applied to the skin, Colloidal Copper has many benefits. It stimulates formation of collagen and elastin which helps to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles while tightening and thickening the skin. It’s a potent antioxidant for the skin. It helps retain moisture while giving your skin a nice healthy glow.
Colloidal Copper used in ZenJenSkin care products
When I learned of all the skin care benefits of colloidal copper, I was compelled to add it to my skin care routine. Colloidal Copper is in three of my skincare products. Glow on Rose Spritzer, Crepey Skin Repair and Mega Skin Boost.
I designed Glow on Spritzer, a refreshing Rose face mist using Colloidal Copper, Rose Hydrosol, and Chaga Mushroom with a hint of Frankincense. Added to the benefits of colloidal copper, rose is extremely moisturizing and uplifting. Chaga mushroom is filled with tons of antioxidants and with its high melanin content it works to protect your skin from harmful rays. I made this product to be used as a mister throughout the day, so just give yourself a spritz anytime you feel like you need extra moisture and goodness. I like to use it first thing in the morning and last thing at night. Check out this awesome simple product called Glow on Spritzer. Glow like Copper. 🙂
Another product to check out is my Crepey Skin Repair. It also contains Colloidal Copper and a plethora of skin loving ingredients chosen to tighten, hydrate and repair. If your skin is thin and dry or just needs extra moisture, then this was formulated for you. It will sink right in and leave your skin silkier, smoother, super hydrated and more firm.
Colloidal Copper and hair care
One more fact in case you are interested in getting rid of gray hair without dying it. There are many testimonies that internal use of Colloidal Copper has returned hair to its natural color. However, in my opinion, since it is taken internally, I would consult an expert or a manufacturer of Colloidal Copper for recommended usage for safety. There are tons of videos on youtube. Here is a good one
Be Beautiful You!