Copper peptide can be said to be the ancestors of peptides. In 1970, American Dr. Loren Pickart discovered that copper peptides were very effective in treating wounds and skin injuries. It not only reduced scar tissue production, but also stimulated the skin to heal on its own.
In terms of wrinkle removal, copper peptide can minimize daily skin damage and delay aging.
The Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans found that peptides can improve aging skin, and there is a scientific basis.
What is copper peptide?
Copper peptide also named three peptides or glycyl-L-histidyl-L-lysine.
Peptides are actually small molecules of protein, composed of amino acids. These small molecules of protein are more easily absorbed by the skin and the effect will be more significant.
How does copper peptide improve the skin?
Copper peptides are involved in the synthesis of some key enzymes that maintain skin health, such as: powerful antioxidants-superoxide dismutase SOD, elastin and collagen cross-linking key enzymes-lysyl oxidase. Therefore, copper peptides may be able to increase the synthesis of collagen to achieve the effect of youthful skin.
Are there any side effects of copper peptides?
Copper (Copper) is a trace element required to maintain body functions (2 mg per day). It has many and complex functions and is an element required for the action of various cell enzymes.
In the role of skin tissue, it has the functions of anti-oxidation, promoting collagen proliferation, and assisting wound healing.
The copper-bonded amino acid GHK-CU is a complex composed of three amino acids and one copper ion discovered from the serum by scientists. This copper peptide can effectively promote the production of collagen and elastin. It can increase blood vessel growth and antioxidant capacity. It also can stimulate the production of glucosamine (GAGs) to help the skin restore its natural ability to repair itself.
The beauty effect of copper peptide
- Stimulates the formation of collagen and elastin, firming the skin and reducing fine lines.
- Restore skin repair ability, increase the production of skin cell mucus, and reduce skin damage.
- Stimulate the formation of glucosamine, increase the thickness of the skin, reduce the looseness of the skin and firm the skin.
- Promote blood vessel proliferation and increase skin oxygen supply.
- The auxiliary antioxidant enzyme SOD has a strong and beneficial anti-free radical function.
- Enlarging hair follicles speeds up hair growth and inhibits hair loss.
- Stimulates the production of melanin in hair, regulates the energy metabolism of hair follicle cells, removes free radicals on the skin, and inhibits the activity of stimulating 5-α reduction enzymes.
Contraindications for the use of copper peptides
Be careful not to use the copper peptide for a long time. Because if the skin uses copper peptide for a long time, it will have a certain degree of dependence. This will cause the original cell activity to disappear and no longer accept the nutrients of other skin care products.
Therefore, when using the copper peptide, it is better to use it alone, so as to avoid conflicts with other skin care products, and also enable the copper peptide to exert the best effect. Please note that it is especially suitable for use at night, which can effectively antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. It can also help sensitive skin to reduce redness, repair, and develop acne. It can effectively prevent the skin from being invaded by bacteria, and can protect the skin’s collagen production and the production of stratum corneum cells in the skin.
The correct usage of copper peptide
We can add copper peptide powder in the final stage of cosmetics production. And the preparation temperature needs to be low at 40°C. Recommended concentration: 500ppm~2,000ppm.
In fact, no matter what kind of skin care product, if you want to achieve good results, you must master the correct method of use. When using copper peptides, you must press the four steps of rubbing, warming, touching, and touching, so it achieves the best effect.
Rubbing – First press an appropriate amount of the copper peptide into the palm of the hand, and gently rub it with both hands.
Warming – The temperature of the hands can help increase the temperature of the copper peptide, and change the gelatinous texture of the copper peptide to water-like crystals.
Spreading – Then use your hands to apply evenly on the skin.
Touching – The last step is to massage the skin with the abdomen of your fingers. You can use the method from inside out until the skin absorbs all the copper peptides.
Although copper peptides can help the skin to delay aging and maintain youth, there are also some taboos and precautions. As long as you have a thorough understanding of it, you can avoid problems during use, so that the copper peptide exerts the best effect.