In skincare, copper peptides are a hero ingredient that helps to slow down the aging process, targets blemishes, and works to refine rough skin texture.
Here’s everything you need to know.
What is copper?
A peptide naturally found in the human body which actually combines copper with amino acids. As we age, the amount of copper peptides in our body decreases, so adding it into our routines topically helps skin to maintain a constant state of repair.
How does it work?
Copper is an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory – it heals damaged skin by stimulating collagen production – collagen builds stronger, firmer, healthier skin.
Why should I use it?
Copper peptides are true multi-taskers that will benefit anyone whose skin is damaged – whether free radical damage (loose skin, fine lines, age spots etc) or scarring or redness caused by breakouts. If you need your skin to repair itself, incorporating copper into your routine will speed up the process.
When should I use it?
Copper can be incorporated into your routine both day and night – in fact, it’s worth using in both. It will provide protection in the day whilst it works with your skin to repair overnight.