The Copper Peptide study on skin
What is copper peptide
Copper Peptide, sometimes called nature’s botox or copper tripeptide-1 is small protein consisting of three amino acids:
These amino acids are arranged in a specific manner to have a high affinity for copper. These amino acids are found attached to the copper in our bodies.
It has wound-healing capabilities, it stimulates the breakdown of unhealthy chunks of collagen and promotes the production of healthy collagen instead.
Over the past few years, copper-based skincare products have taken the beauty and skincare industries, and you can now find a variety of copper peptide products such as masks, eye cream or the famous copper peptide skin repair serum (our best seller at Eblouir).
You can also find copper-based skincare products available in the form of lotions, creams, serums, and shampoos.
Copper peptides have proved to offer a wide variety of benefits for the skin and hair.
By doing deep research, we have gathered some most prominent skin benefits of the copper tripeptide.
5 Skin Benefits of Copper Tripeptide-1
- Anti-aging to provide wrinkle-free skin
Collagen and elastin are the components of the connective tissue of the body. Connective tissue helps to maintain the architecture of the organs and provides them strength and shape. It is also found in the deeper layer of the skin and provides firmness and elasticity to the skin.
Unfortunately, the amount of collagen and elastin in the skin also depletes with age, in general around the age 25 where the supply is less than what your skin needs.
With age, our skin starts to lose strength as we grow old and wrinkling occurs.
Copper tripeptide-1 has an excellent ability to stop this process by increasing the production of collagen and elastin in the skin.
It improves the skin elasticity and strength and decreases the wrinkle depth and fine lines. Studies found that after a month of copper tripeptide use, collagen production significantly increased in the subjects.
- Helps in skin repair
Ultraviolet radiations coming from the sun can damage our skin by increasing the number of free radicals in the body.
This process can cause sunspots, deep wrinkles, and thin skin.
Copper tripeptide-1 has an excellent antioxidant property; it stops the free radical damage by neutralizing them with superoxide dismutase, an enzyme presents in our body.
Always consult your dermatologist before using another antioxidant like vitamin A simultaneously with Copper tripeptide.
- Retains moisture
Copper tripeptide helps to retain moisture in our skin by stimulating the production of hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is also a component of connective tissue, it locks the moisture in our skin and leaves the skin well hydrated, soft, smooth, and fresh.
Similarly, Copper-tripeptide also enhances the production of Gags or glycosaminoglycan, a sugar complex that attracts water.
- Skin healing
Recent studies found out that copper tripeptide has a remarkable property of DNA repair.
Copper tripeptide improves skin healing by enhancing anti-inflammatory activities. It improves the acne spots and scars by stopping the accumulation of damaged protein on the skin.
According to another study, the Diabetic wound healed three times faster in the presence of copper tripeptide-1.
- Prevents hair fall
Copper tripeptides are widely used in shampoos to fight hair fall. Due to copper’s unique property of fighting with inflammation and it can stop the autoimmune reaction that damages the hair follicles.
It reduces the hair fall by improving blood circulation in the scalp and prevents the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, a compound that has a significant role in the thinning of hair.
As you can see, Copper-Tripeptide-1 is a very versatile ingredient. It has multiple beneficial effects on the skin and the body, which is why it is one of our star ingredient at Eblouir.
Eblouir Copper Peptide Suite:
It is best to avoid mixing Vitamin C skincare products with copper peptide. You can use copper peptides products up to two times per day.