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Are Copper Peptides The Answer To Our Skin Woes? Here's What Experts Say!

Are Copper Peptides The Answer To Our Skin Woes? Here's What Experts Say!

Okay, ladies, I'm sure that by now you know what collagen is? If not, we're here to give you a low-down. Collagen is basically one of the main building blocks of the skin which gives it its elasticity and plumpness. However, as we age the levels of collagen deplete in our skin and so there are more visible fine lines, wrinkles, and in some cases, sagging.

Don't be disheartened though because there are many products that increase collagen production, copper peptides being one of them. 

What Are Copper Peptides?

They are basically a skin-restoring ingredient that firms and smoothens the skin. It also reduces fine and wrinkles by promoting collagen and elastin production. They are also known as carrier peptides and their primary function is to carry copper ions. 

Copper peptides like GHK are found in their natural form in the human body and help in many health functions like healing, immune function, collagen synthesis, and help in anti-inflammation. So when combined with copper, it forms copper tripeptide-1 (GHK-Cu) which has many skin benefits.

Talking to Mr. Gaurav Tiwari, the founder of Mystique Earth we learned that actually several copper peptide complexes occur naturally in the human plasma and this was the first-ever metal to be manipulated by the humans.

He said, "When it comes to addressing skin-specific issues, the copper peptide helps to delay the signs of skin aging by ensuring the proper delivery of anti-oxidants. Copper also penetrates deeply into the skin which helps the skin to appears plump instantly. The rich and potent active ingredients have been carefully fused together to fight against tyrannical skin ailments such as fine lines, acne, wrinkles, and dark spots."

 

 

Here Are The Best Copper Peptide Serums To Add To Your Skincare Routine

Beauty

Micro Copper Peptide Youth Concentrate Serum

INR 1,899 AT Mystique Earth

This is a micro-active concentrate that's really rich in copper peptides. They penetrate deep into the skin and plump it up, fighting against early signs of aging like fine lines, acne, wrinkles, and dark spots. It's loaded with ingredients like anise, gum acacia, grapefruits, and logan fruit to give your skin the much-needed hydration. It's also 98% natural so it's a win-win for all!

 

Beauty

Buffet' + Copper Peptides 1%

INR 2,765 AT The Ordinary

This is a holy grail copper peptide serum and for good reason. It's a silicone-free, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and alcohol-free formula and it's also vegan. It contains amino acids, Vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid, making it nourishing and hydrating for the skin while also evening out skin texture.

 

Beauty

Fractioned Eye Contour Concentrate

INR 3,575 AT NIOD

If you feel like your undereye area requires a little hydration and skin-rejuvenation boost, then this is the product for you. It helps tackle fine lines, wrinkles, and darkness. It's also super lightweight so it doesn't feel heavy or too much on the skin. Use your ring finger to put it on gently as the undereye area is super sensitive.

 

Beauty

Shaba Complex Eye Serum

INR 4,765 AT Drunk Elephant

Another eye serum, this product by Drunk Elephant contains copper peptide, black tea ferment, edelweiss stem cells, and niacinamide. The copper peptides of course help slow down the signs of aging like discolouration, fine lines, and wrinkles.

So, which ones are you adding to your cart?

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