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  • Adding Copper(I) Chloride to an anhydrous topical salve

    Posted by Bios on November 19, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    I am looking to add copper to a formula of a skin product.  It is Copper(I) Chloride 99.99% trace metals basis.  One question would be is how to process the copper to get the small amount required into the formula?  

    EVchem replied 5 years, 5 months ago 5 Members · 7 Replies
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  • belassi

    November 19, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Why would you want to do this? I have not seen any information about copper benefiting skin - except for copper peptides, which is a completely different thing. Copper chloride is a blue-green compound that will probably stain the skin. Do you have any studies to quote about this? The only reason I can think of is if you are designing a medical product to deal with skin diseases such as impetigo.

  • Bios

    November 19, 2018 at 4:35 pm
  • ngarayeva001

    November 19, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    This article says In accordance with the above, Cu-GHK, a peptide found in human serum and cerebrospinal fluid that strongly binds copper, increases protein synthesis of collagen and elastin”

    So, it is referring to copper peptide.

  • belassi

    November 19, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    @Bios, frankly, you appear to lack the knowledge base required for formulating this kind of product. Copper peptides are about as similar to copper chloride as pine bark extract is to coal tar. You would need not only to source the peptides - which will NOT be cheap - but also to store, handle, and formulate in such a way as to preserve their desired properties. How much formulation experience do you have? Any experience with peptides?

  • Microformulation

    November 20, 2018 at 1:20 am

    Bios said:

    “The author is the Chief Medical Scientist of Cupron Inc., who uses copper oxide as its active ingredient.”

  • belassi

    November 20, 2018 at 3:11 am


  • EVchem

    November 20, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    doesn’t the article deal with the copper oxide into textiles though, not cosmetics

    This manuscript reviews clinical studies that show that the use of textile consumer and medical device products

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