If you’re in the market for the latest anti-aging skin care products, you may have come across copper peptides as exciting new ingredients. But while many people are now familiar with ingredients like retinol, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants, copper peptides are relatively new to the scene and therefore less well-known.
So what, exactly are copper peptides and how might they benefit aging skin?
What Are Peptides?
Simply put, peptides are long or short chains of bonded amino acids. These compounds can occur naturally in the body and can also be applied externally to the skin in order to reap their many benefits . There are a large variety of peptides that exist, and copper peptide is just one such ingredient that may help to reduce the signs of aging on the skin.
Specifically, copper peptide, or GHK-Cu, is a naturally occurring compound consisting of the amino acids chain glycyl-L-histidyl-L-lysine. Because there are three amino acids in this compound, copper peptide is considered a tripeptide. Traditionally, copper peptide has been used for its wound-healing ability, but the more recent research suggests that its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties may make it a beneficial anti-aging ingredient as well .
What Makes Peptides So Good for Your Skin?
While copper peptide may come with anti-aging benefits for your skin, this is just one of many peptides that have been shown to help revitalize and nourish the skin for a healthier complexion. Because different peptides can achieve different results, custom-tailoring the ingredients in your skin care products to match your individual skin health needs can be beneficial.
Some of the revolutionary peptide blends contained in AminoGenesis products include:
• Synthe’6: Synthe’6 is a new super peptide found in AminoGenesis Really, Really Clean moisturizing facial cleanser. This is a dual-purpose formula that bathes the skin with amino acids while deeply cleansing to sweep away embedded dirt, oil, makeup, pollutants, and other debris for a smooth, clear complexion. One of the many benefits of this cleanser is that it’s gentle enough to be used on sensitive skin, yet powerful enough to nourish and revitalize skin.
• Bio 6: AminoGenesis Therapeutic Facial Repair Cream is equipped with Bio 6, a super peptide with six times more concentrated power to give you moisturizing and nourishing power not available in any other formula in the world. Instead of simply covering and sealing the skin like a typical moisturizer, Therapeutic Facial Repair absorbs rapidly to directly hydrate and nourish the skin with 17 different amino acids. The result is a significant reduction in the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and discoloration while also improving the overall tone and texture of your skin.
• Preventhelia: Preventhelia is a patented new peptide that helps to protect your skin from both oxidative and carbon free radical damage.This breakthrough in peptide technology, found in AminoGenesis Counter Clockwise: Under Eye Treatment and Paranormal EFX, helps to enhance and protect your skin from everyday stressors that age the appearance of your skin, resulting in a more radiant and healthier-looking overall complexion.
If you’re looking to beef up your skin care regimen with peptides–copper or others–it can be a good idea to start with a few tried-and-true, scientifically validated products such as the AminoGenesis collection. These formulas have been shown to actually slow the aging process of your skin and help to restore a smoother, clearer complexion, even after years of sun damage and exposure to other environmental age-accelerators. Once you find the best peptide blend for your unique skin type and condition, you should notice a significant improvement in your skin’s tone, texture, and overall radiance.
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