Copper Peptides: The Secret to more Youthful Looking Skin
Copper Peptides are the latest ‘must-have’ ingredient, sparking conversation in the skincare world. But far from being a passing trend, copper is a nutrient that occurs naturally in the body and helps to make red blood cells, maintain a healthy nerve and immune system and importantly, improve collagen production. Which is why dermatologists believe that copper peptides are the secret to a more youthful appearance. Keep reading to learn more about why you should be incorporating copper peptides into your pro-ageing skincare regime.
What are Copper Peptides?
Copper peptides are one of hundreds of peptides that occur naturally in the body. Peptides are short chains of amino acids, which are the building blocks of the proteins in our body. Without these proteins, you’ll experience brittle nails, dry hair, as well as fine lines and wrinkles.
When it comes to a youthful appearance, the two most important proteins are collagen and elastin. However from the age of about 20, the natural production of both slows down. This is why copper peptides (thanks to their ability to stimulate collagen production) have become such a popular skincare ingredient.
Benefits of Using Copper Peptides
In skincare, applying copper peptides benefits the skin in these ways:
- When applied topically (most commonly as a serum), copper peptides send a message to the body to produce collagen and elastin, which in turn reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin.*
- Copper peptides also work as antioxidants, to prevent or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals, introduced through biological and more commonly, environmental factors (smoking, toxins, pollutants, sun exposure etc.).
- Additionally copper peptides stimulate the production of hyaluronic acid - a key molecule that helps the skin to retain moisture, thereby helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
How to Use Copper Peptides
Copper peptides are safe for all skin types and can be used from your early 20’s as a way to prevent the visible signs of ageing, and on more mature skin to turn back time and reveal more youthful looking skin.
For maximum results, use Concentrated Copper Peptide Serum, morning and night, after cleansing and toning and before moisturising.
If you’re using other water based serums you can layer them, but you should always start with your copper peptide serum for best absorption. Read this article to learn more about how to apply and layer your serums.
Are you new to copper peptides and using serums? Try our concentrated copper peptide Needle-Free Filler serum, which is formulated with a Copper Peptide blend to help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and enhance the production of new collagen by 53.7%** Or, if you’re looking to get more out of copper peptides, at essano we offer a range of serums featuring copper peptides that differ in strength, to make it easy for you to incorporate, and increase the potency of, this pro-ageing skincare ingredient into your daily routine.
**New Type I Collagen Synthesis. In-vitro Efficacy for Argireline® Amplified Peptide. Argireline® Amplified peptide is a trademark of Lipotec S.A. or its affiliates.
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