Copper Gluconate

An organic salt of copper that can aid in the wound healing process. The manufacturer claims it also has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, although this has yet to be confirmed. Copper gluconate is also a perspective anti-wrinkle ingredient.
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Copper Gluconate

Overview

Copper gluconate is a salt of copper and glucose-derived gluconic acid. Copper is known to aid in wound healing and is also a part of many important enzymes in the body.

Copper gluconate, along with zinc and manganese gluconates, has been tested as an effective wound healing agent, although only in a test-tube experiment so far. The manufacturer claims it also has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, although this has yet to be confirmed.

There haven’t been any other studies that explore its other effects or its ability to permeate into the deeper layers of skin. If you want to read more about the role of copper in skincare, then you can read this article about Copper Tripeptide-1 here.

Science

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Tenaud, I., Sainte-Marie, I., Jumbou, O., Litoux, P., & Dréno, B. (1999). In vitro modulation of keratinocyte wound healing integrins by zinc, copper and manganese. The British journal of dermatology, 140(1), 26–34.