Why are copper peptides used in anti-aging skincare?

In recent years, there’s been a marked rise in the popularity of metallics as an ingredient in skincare products. From silver face masks to gold-infused eye-creams, metals are sneaking their way onto our bathroom shelves. However, the trend doesn’t end with gold and silver. Copper peptides seem to be popping up in products with increasing regularity, especially in anti-aging lotions and potions. Let’s take a closer look at why this is.

What are copper peptides?

Copper peptides are amino acid chains that have bonded to copper 2+ ions. They occur naturally in the skin, and are important for a wide range of functions, such as elastic production and barrier function, and therefore trigger your skin visibly rejuvenate and repair. Copper peptides are present in a variety of skincare products, from serums and moisturizers to masks. An added bonus to this ingredient is that there aren’t any known ingredients that it can’t be used in conjunction with.

What are the benefits of copper peptides?

There are myriad benefits to the use of copper peptides, and therefore many reasons as to why they’re used as an ingredients in products designed to combat signs of aging. Here are some of these benefits:

  • Skin regeneration: Copper peptides can help stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which are essential for maintaining skin's firmness and elasticity. This can lead to improved skin texture and reduced fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Antioxidant properties: Another benefit of copper peptides is that they can act as antioxidants, helping to neutralize free radicals that can damage skin cells and lead to premature aging. Using copper peptides can contribute to a more youthful and radiant complexion over time.
  • Wound healing: It has also been proven that copper plays a role in the body's natural wound healing process. Aging skin takes longer to heal, and the topical application of copper peptides may enhance the skin's ability to repair itself, potentially speeding up the healing of minor wounds.
  • Skin firmness and elasticity: By promoting the production of collagen and elastin, copper peptides can help improve the firmness and elasticity of the skin. This, in turn, contributes to a more youthful glow.

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