When you think of copper, the penny may come to mind.Who knew that this common metal would become another growing trend in skin care products. Copper peptides, such as the GHK copper peptide, might just be the key to improving your skin’s elasticity.
The benefits of copper peptides was discovered in the 1970s by Dr. Loren Pickart. He found that copper peptides helped to heal wounds and skin lesions by regenerating the skin. Today, these same copper peptides are found in lotions, creams and serums, which help to protect and rejuvenate the skin. The main benefit is that it helps to stimulate collagen production and make the skin more elastic. The ingredient breaks down large collagen deposits to help smooth the skin and reduce fine lines. When used with antioxidants, they work together to remove free radicals from the skin and slow the aging process. The result is younger looking skin overall. Suddenly, those old copper pennies look to be a little more valuable, don’t they?
An important side note: It is possible to get too much of a good thing! Over use of products containing copper peptides can have the reverse effect on skin by causing increased aging. These products should always be used in moderation to ensure you are getting the best possible effects.
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