Written By Jennifer Raskin / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
It seems like every five minutes the beauty industry has a new trend to hop on. And the latest trend du jour, copper peptides, is one you’ll want to pay attention to.
It’s much like when colloidal silver and 24k gold hit the scene. But with a word like copper in it, it helps to understand more.
Copper Peptides Explained
Believe it or not, copper peptides have been explored in skincare for quite some time. Only now are they starting to generate tons of interest.
Why the sudden excitement? People are now catching on to how this ingredient can boost skin firmness, smoothness, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Therefore, using copper peptides in your skincare routine as you make more trips around the sun is probably a good idea if you don’t want to look your age.
Why Use Copper Peptides?
There are gobs of benefits you’ll get if you nab a copper peptide-infused serum:
- Tightens sagging skin
- Reverses skin thinning
- Repairs skin’s protective barrier
- Improves firmness, elasticity, and clarity
- Reduces the depth of wrinkles
- Strengthens skin structure
- Smooths out roughness
- Reduces photodamage and hyperpigmentation
- Makes skin look better overall
- Speeds up wound healing
- Protects skin cells from UV damage
- Reduces inflammation
- Prevents free radical damage
What to Know Before You Use Copper Peptides
Copper peptides can be a great way to retexturize your skin and make it look more youthful. It’s also helpful if you have hyperpigmentation.
You’ll generally find it as a serum though it will work best when you add a layer of barrier-protecting moisturizer afterward to seal it in.
Copper peptides generally play well with other skincare ingredients except for vitamin C. Other than that, it’s a bit difficult to overuse them.
The greater danger would be ingesting them, and no one seems to be in a hurry to eat their skincare products. Copper peptides are gentler than retinoids though they could produce a rash, and for some that overuse them, you risk organ toxicity.
It’s best to try copper peptide serums on a small portion of your skin to see how it reacts. In most formulations, they are mixed with other ingredients so you’re not coming into contact with it in its isolated form, making it a safe option to work into your skincare routine for anti-aging.
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Jennifer Raskin is a freelance writer, wife and mom that loves cold weather despite her location in Florida, cooking, reading, watching ‘80s movies, weight-lifting, and wine tasting.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.