Copper Peptides May Be Beneficial For Skin Care
By Gloria MacTaggart
Copper is very beneficial for a number of skin conditions and, in fact, copper deficiency can cause a number of ill effects such as dry skin and rashes. However, taking copper supplements is risky – a precise balance is needed, and excess copper can be just as dangerous as not having enough. To attain the skin care benefits of copper without the risk, there are now topical solutions available that can be safely added to your skin care routine.
Although copper has been known as important to the synthesis of collagen and elastin, no studies had been done to verify its effectiveness when applied topically until the last few years. Now several studies have been completed, and all are showing the same positive results. One study, done by the Tulane University School of Medicine, showed improvement in fine wrinkling, facial pigmentation and sun damage. Skin thickness was also measured by ultrasound and increased by an average of 17.8 percent. Another study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania found that using a cream containing copper resulted in fast visual improvement in skin clarity, fine lines and wrinkles, improved elasticity and thickness. Overall, it’s a great natural skin care treatment – it triggers the skin’s natural renewal mechanisms to rebuild the protective barrier, increase the skin’s ability to hold water and aid in removing damaged cells. Tests also show that it increases collagen and elastin even more than Vitamin C.
Getting the right type of copper, and the right skin care product, is important. The ingredients should list it as copper peptides, and the product you buy should contain natural skin care ingredients so you don’t nullify the benefits by causing further damage with harsh and irritating chemicals. Also, there are different types of copper peptides and only some have tissue regenerative properties. The best peptides are those formed with copper 2 ions. Overall, it’s best to do a little research before you buy. If you have any questions about which products are best, consult your dermatologist.Whichever cream you choose, using at night before bedtime gets the best results.
Adding copper peptide creams to your natural skin care routine could show almost immediate improvement, and, good news, they’re not going to break the bank like some of the more expensive alternatives.