Oligoelements are trace elements that play a crucial role in maintaining skin health and aesthetics.

What are Oligoelements?

Oligoelements, also known as trace elements, are minerals present in our bodies in minimal quantities. Despite their seemingly insignificant presence, they play an essential role in the human body, contributing to various physiological functions – from hormone production and enzyme activation to promoting vibrant, healthy skin.

The Impact of Oligoelements on Skin Health

Just as vitamins and proteins are essential for skin health, oligoelements too hold significant value. They contribute to biological processes such as cellular metabolism, antioxidant protection, collagen production, and inflammation regulation. For instance, zinc is renowned for its wound healing properties and plays an active part in maintaining skin integrity.

Selenium is another oligoelement which acts as a powerful antioxidant protecting the skin from harmful free radicals. On the other hand, copper works synergistically with vitamin C to promote collagen synthesis, thereby improving skin elasticity and reducing signs of ageing.

Oligoelements in Aesthetic Skin Care Products

In recognition of their beneficial properties, many skincare brands have started incorporating oligoelements into their product formulations. These can be found in various forms - serums, creams or lotions targeting specific skin concerns like acne, melasma or premature ageing.

For instance SkinCeuticals's Phloretin CF combines ferulic acid with oligoelements to enhance the skin's defense against environmental damage.


In essence, oligoelements might be trace elements, but their impact on skin health is far from insignificant. They have a vast range of benefits, from wound healing and antioxidant protection to collagen production - all contributing to healthier and more youthful-looking skin. Next time you look for skincare products, don't forget to check if they are enriched with these powerful minerals.

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