We obsess over collagen-promoting skincare. Collagen-boosting Vitamin C serums are the Holy Grail of anti-aging skincare. But Elastin is also very important. Elastin keeps skin firm and resilient. Copper builds Elastin *and* Collagen. Plus it has a host of other anti-aging benefits. But you don’t find skincare with copper just anywhere.
Copper Peptides are the key to enhanced elastin and collagen production. Blue Copper 5 is a Copper Peptide. It is a key ingredient in the Osmotics line, including Osmotics Copper Firming Eye Complex.
COPPER IN SKINCARE: Beauty Buzzword or Beneficial Beautification Must-Have?
Copper has been known to promote wound healing for some time. More recent studies show copper has exceptional anti-oxidant properties.
To effect skin improvement, a copper peptide must be used. The amount of effort to create these copper peptides generally puts copper skincare products at the mid to high price point within anti-aging skincare.
Copper is not just the latest skincare buzzword. It is backed with several clinical studies to support its’ value within both skin and hair care. 
What Copper Does For Skin
Copper enhances collagen *AND* elastin production.
Copper works with Hyaluronic Acid. It increases hydration and calms redness even on sensitive skin. When paired with Hyaluronic, they increase and retain skin moisture especially well. Copper also helps the body promote Hyaluronic Acid. We lose Hyaluronic Acid as we age, so this feature of copper is a big get.
Copper also fights oxidative damage, a big factor in signs of aging. Finally, copper peptides remove and replace damaged collagen. Copper Peptides are powerful enough to get Vitamin C and Retinol level results but without the skin irritation associated with said topicals. 
How do these copper benefits enhance this eye complex cream? Osmotics Copper Firming Eye Complex fixes crepey fine lines on the delicate eye skin. These fine lines start to appear in our 30s and turn into full-fledged crow’s feet. Copper peptides stop fine lines in their sneaky tracks by firming eye area skin.
Just a tiny bit leaves my orbital area skin soft, supple, and glowing. It is not sticky or greasy, it absorbs nicely into the skin. It never stings or irritates my sensitive eyes.
Bonus feature: eye makeup goes on smooth and stays put.
I love pairing Osmotics Copper Firming Eye Complex with home light therapy device treatments for extra firming of eye skin contours.
Osmotics Cosmeceuticals have several copper-based treatments and we hear talk of a haircare product range featuring copper.
Where to Find It
Find Osmotics Copper Firming Eye Complex and the Osmotics line at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, DermStore, and Osmotics.com
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