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2 posts tagged "Copper"

Good Cents

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COPPER/ (cop-per) / n./ 1. A reddish metallic element with the chemical symbol Cu that is highly ductile and malleable; / n./ 2. One of the first metals ever extracted and alloyed by humans that has made vital contributions to sustaining and improving society via its use in coins, tools, and ornaments starting in 8000 B.C.; / n./ 3. A good conductor of heat and electricity that remains resistant to corrosion and therefore invaluable to industrial and electrical manufacturing; / n./ 4. A protective antioxidant and helpful healing agent for serious skin wounds and burns that increases the production of collagen and elastin to minimize the physical signs of aging, e.g., “Erase fine lines and wrinkles with copper.”

Try it: Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle-Reducing Cream with Copper, $52, www.kiehls.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Kiehl’s Since 1851

Younger Looking Skin, A Stone’s Throw Away

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MALACHITE/ (mal-uh-kahyt)/ n./ 1.A semi-precious green stone;/ n./ 2. Billed as a powerful antioxidant, malachite’s high levels of copper also give it the reported ability to increase collagen and elastin levels in the skin, e.g., “Turquoise and jade might keep you in fashion, but only malachite will keep your skin radiant—and your friends green with envy.”

Try it: Banana Republic Malachite Body Cream, $28, www.bananarepublic.com

Photo: Ken Lucas / Getty Images