Copper peptides are a type of compound that consists of small protein fragments called peptides, combined with copper ions.
Copper Peptides stimulate the production of collagen and elastin two proteins that are essential for maintaining firmness, elasticity and structure. Collagen and elastin contribute to smooth, youthful skin.
Copper Peptides can also improve the appearance of the skins texture as they have been shown to accelerate the wound healing process by promoting the proliferation of skin cells and tissue repair.
Exhibiting antioxidant activity, protecting the skin from oxidative stress caused by free radicals, Copper peptides help to neutralise free radicals (free radicals can damage skin cells which contributes to premature ageing).
Copper peptides have anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe and calm irritated or inflamed skin, beneficial for conditions such as acne, rosacea, and eczema, where inflammation plays a significant role.
Supporting the skin’s natural barrier function through moisture retention, optimal hydration levels protect the skin from external stressors.
Copper ions when combined with peptides can penetrate the skin barrier more effectively meaning a more enhanced bioavailability, or the benefits of copper peptides can be maximised at a cellular level.
Caution: Individuals with known copper allergies should exercise caution when using products containing copper peptides, seeking medical advice before use.
Inci name: Copper tripeptide 1