Copper Gluconate



Copper Gluconate at a glance

  • Copper salt form of glucuronic acid, a building block of hyaluronic acid
  • Helps transport water within skin
  • Light blue or blue-green crystal or powder in its raw form
  • Also used to treat copper deficiency

Copper Gluconate description

Copper gluconate, also known as copper, is a mineral that is an important trace element for human nutrition. The body needs copper to absorb and use iron, and copper is also a component of the powerful antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase. Copper gluconate is a potentially exciting anti-ageing ingredient, but certainly not among the most well researched or proven when it comes to topical application.

Copper Gluconate references

  • Microbial Pathogenesis, May 2018, pages 159–169
  • Scientific Reports, January 2017, ePublication
  • International Journal of Cosmetic Science, October 2012, pages 416–423
  • British Journal of Dermatology, January 1999, pages 26–34

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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