Copper Peptides – Protect & Repair
Discover an anti-aging solution based on science
Copper has long played an essential role in the body’s healing processes, but only recently has it been recognized in the cosmetic world . As we age, our skin thins, and lines and wrinkles develop as our bodies become slower to produce collagen and elastin. We find ourselves exposed to free radicals through the sun's UV rays, environmental factors such as pollution, cigarette smoke and alcohol. As a results, age spots appear and skin becomes dull and lifeless as cell renewal slows and surface layers tend to sag and the skin's ability to retain moisture is diminished.
The power of copper’s antioxidative features stimulates the occurrence of cellular turnover, encourages tissue reformation and supports the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. Also works as an antioxidant to defend the skin against free radicals.
What are copper peptides?
peptides are small fragments of proteins. (And the proteins are the key building blocks of most living tissues.) Certain kinds of peptides have an avid affinity for copper, to which they bind very tightly. The resulting compound consisting of a peptide and a copper atom has become known as a copper peptide.
The benefits of copper peptides for tissue regeneration were discovered by Dr. Loren Pickart in the 1970s. He found and patented a number of specific copper peptides (GHK-cu) that were particularly effective in healing wounds and skin lesions as well as some gastrointestinal conditions. More recent studies have demonstrated GHK copper’s positive impact in diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Since copper peptides optimize healing and improve skin remodeling, then can augment the effect of treatments based on various forms of controlled skin injury. In particular, copper peptides can be useful after various forms of laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, and chemical peels. Copper peptides are effective against various forms of skin irritation, mainly due to their anti-inflammatory effects. Some common skin rejuvenation treatments, such as tretinoin (Retin A, Renova) and alpha hydroxy acids, can cause irritation. In many cases, copper peptides can reduce or eliminate the irritation and help maximize treatment benefits.
It is always easier to prevent the damage than to fix it later. To a significant degree, skin aging is caused by the accumulation of day-to-day damage from sun, wind, abrasions and so forth. Copper Peptide promotes superoxide dismutase activity, a powerful antioxidant to help neutralise free radicals.
Copper Peptides stimulate skin healing and the "remodeling"of the skin by reducing scar tissue formation and promoting collagen and elastin. They have been shown to stimulate collagen synthesis more strongly than both vitamin A and Vitamin C.
Using Copper Peptides in a daily regimen will firm, lift and smooth the skin. It aids in reinforcing the skin's support structure and helps to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles by promoting cell turnover and enhancing skin clarity. Copper Peptides are found in eye care products, treatment serums, cream, lotion and cleansers. There is also a large market of hair care treatment products, concentrated sprays and follicle serums to help with hair rejuvenation and growth.
Neova is the first clinical skin care company to bring real innovation to the photo aging category by introducing Copper Peptide Complex technology products. These award-winning formulas target photodamaged skin, help to visibly repair it and revolutionize the way women care for their skin. Neova is among the first skin care brands to make the association between DNA damage and premature skin aging and provides complete, continuous and optimized correction with DNA Repair and Copper Combination Therapy skin care.
Copper Peptides – Protect & Repair