COPPER Peptides, the skincare ingredient that (for quite some time now) has had the beauty world buzzing. Touted as a skin restoring ingredient, Copper Peptides improve skin firmness, promote collagen and elastin production, accelerate wound healing and enhance antioxidant activity (and that’s just the start!)
Yes, Copper Peptides are a winning ingredient when utilised in skincare, treating everything from acne to anti-ageing.
Whether your skin is dry, oily, mature or blemish prone, Copper is a gold standard skincare ingredient that we strongly suggest adding into your repertoire. Here we explain why ...
What are Copper Peptides?
Copper is one of the body’s natural trace elements, it’s an essential mineral that’s involved in many processes within tissues throughout the human body. Cooper plays a critical part in the production of collagen and other connective tissues and is an element that does a lot of behind-the-scenes work for creating healthy, robust skin.
A ‘copper peptide’, which is how it’s often listed on skincare labels, is the copper element combined with three amino acids to facilitate it’s efficacy when applied to the skin. And because copper occurs naturally within the body, applying it topically means our cells already know how to work with it, which heightens skin’s response and fast-tracks results.
A skin restoring ingredient, Copper Peptides improve skin firmness, promote collagen and elastin production, accelerate wound healing and enhance antioxidant activity (and that’s just the start!).
Benefits of Copper Peptides
Cooper peptides are shown to stimulate the reproduction of fibroblasts, increase collagen and elastin production and strengthen the skin… all of which means it has a significant anti-ageing effect by increasing firmness and density, while minimising fine lines and wrinkles and improving both texture and tone…. hello plump, smooth, strong skin!
2. Heals Wounds
Copper has also shown to be effective when it comes to healing wounds… dry, acne prone or compromised skin all benefit from the regular use of Copper as it helps skin to heal faster, leading to less scarring.
Plus… it’s a natural biocide, which means it’s antibacterial and antifungal, so is excellent for blemish prone skin too as it normalises the bacterial concentration on the skin.
3. Powerful Antioxidant
Last but not least Copper’s free radical fighting properties are particularly noteworthy. Both protective and reparative - Copper is a component of the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase - making it a powerful antioxidant helping to protect skin from environmental wear and tear.
Incorporating Copper into your daily skincare routine serves as an effective way for strengthening defences from the inside out.
Beneficial for any and every skin type, Copper adapts to what your skin needs and works intrinsically to improve the overall wellness of skin
Suffice to say - Copper is worthy of the hype! Beneficial for any and every skin type, Copper adapts to what your skin needs and works intrinsically to improve the overall wellness of skin.
Here at INÈS we’ve long appreciated the skin loving benefits of copper and have experienced the results first hand. See below for our edit of skincare favourites that each include this superstar ingredient
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