We all know about the main building block of skin - collagen. However, when time passes by, collagen production depletes significantly. What happens when collagen is under production? Skin starts to sag and wrinkles start to form.
Copper Peptide, one of the hero ingredients to tackle collagen depletion, can be seen in most anti-aging products. It works as an antioxidant, anti-aging, and anti-inflammatory ingredient.
After fishing out all the facts from the published papers and news (so you don’t have to), we have come up with some facts that you wouldn’t want to miss about Copper Peptides. Read on to find out!
Fundamentally, what are Copper Peptides?
Copper Peptides (such as GHK) which are also known as carrier peptides, structurally serve to carry copper ions. An antioxidant by birth, GHK is a molecule that can be found in trace amounts in blood plasma, saliva, and urine.
Upon the combination with copper, it forms a peptide complex - Copper tripeptide-1 (GHK-Cu) that benefits the skin by activating skin health functions ranging from the fundamental collagen and elastin synthesis to the substantial skin healing process. Visible signs of ageing are suppressed, while the skin condition is improved significantly in terms of elasticity and firmness.
What’s the problem with Copper Peptides?
There are several misconceptions about our key ingredient here. Acting as an active ingredient, science has proved that certain ingredients that are found in other skincare products could reduce the overall effect of Copper Peptides. The contradicting direct acids are retinol, vitamin C, and AHAs. Without the proper steps, it’ll end up bringing zero improvements on your skin despite your consistent effort.
So, what can you do to incorporate Copper Peptides into your skincare routine without throwing out other contradicting skincare products? We have found some absolute solutions to bring your skincare routine to the next level with our star ingredient.
Tip #1: Knowing your skincare ingredients
Regardless of incorporating new ingredients into your skincare routine, it is highly recommended to understand what builds up your skincare product and what they do to prevent any unwanted interactions between the products.
Tip #2: Timing is the key
Direct acids give your skin a natural glow- Copper Peptides retain your youth. Can we preserve the glow and youth without ditching either one of them? The answer is YES. Try using direct acids during the day and dribble some Copper Peptide essence at night to reap the benefits of both. Why choose either one of them when you can have both, right?
Are you aware of the fact that an essence is the most efficient way to obtain active ingredients such as Copper Peptides? By paying a pretty penny for an essence, you can obtain a high concentration of Copper Peptides in merely a single drop. Packed with Copper Peptides, CLEF Radiant Gold Essence is paired with 5 other active ingredients that can brighten and nourish your skin from within.
Tip #3: Team up with Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
Boost your Copper Peptide game by combining with other active ingredients that enhance skin hydration and barrier function such as HA. HA works to retain your skin moisture and makes the fine lines and wrinkles less visible from the outside while Copper Peptide works from the inside.
Thankfully, the Radiant Gold Essence is also formulated with Hyaluronic Acid so really, all you need is just that one bottle of the essence!
Head on over to CLEF Skincare to purchase a bottle of this miracle essence as we are having a massive deal on it right now!