Searching for the key to youthful skin? Look no further than the newest metal in the skincare world – atomic number 29, aka copper. Copper Peptides are a type of peptide, a short chain of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, made from copper. They exist naturally in our body, but the amount of copper peptides in our body decreases as we age.
Skincare benefits of copper peptides
Copper peptides are an anti-aging goldmine, working by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin in your skin to improve both texture and elasticity. It can even help to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Other benefits copper peptides provide thanks to their impressive anti-inflammatory properties are helping to calm and soothe irritated skin, along with the promotion of wound healing. A great ingredient for dealing with acne, rosacea, or any other type of skin irritation, copper peptides can provide some needed relief.
Pairing copper peptides with other skincare ingredients
Copper Peptides are easily paired with other hero ingredients like Hyaluronic acid. Since copper peptides are not inherently moisturizing, they work well with retinols and retinoids to stimulate more collagen production and minimize unwanted age spots and pigmentation.
Copper peptides also work with niacinamide to minimize redness and brighten skin, improving the skin’s overall tone and appearance. Product formats for copper peptides on the market are in serums, creams, and mist.