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Effect of Copper Peptide on skin

May 26, 2022

1) Tightening the loose skin and reversing thinning in aging skin

Copper Peptide not only increases collagen but also helps the skin tighten its barrier and increases its collagen and elastin density. The photograph on the left is an ultrasound scan of the skin of a woman (59 years old) before treatment and, after a month of treatment with a cream containing copper peptides, on the right is an ultrasound scan of the same skin. The whitish-yellow areas are ultrasound reflections from areas of the skin that are denser due to tighter cell binding and increased amounts of collagen and elastin. This effect is in contrast to the thinning and laxity of the skin commonly seen during aging.

Tightening the loose skin and reversing thinning in aging skin

2) Cosmetic remodeling of human skin

Skin remodeling is very active in young adults, but it rapidly declines as humans age. A number of reports have shown success in using Copper peptides to increase skin remodeling.

A clinical study compared the effect on skin collagen production after the use of a cream containing Copper Peptide (GHK Cu), vitamin C, or retinoic acid. Twenty volunteers applied various creams on the thighs daily for one month. Neocollagen production was determined by studying skin biopsy samples by immunohistological techniques. After one month, 70% of the collagen increased in the GHK Cu treatment, 50% in the vitamin C cream treatment, and 40% in the vitamin A acid treatment.

On the facial skin of 71 women with mild to late signs of photoaging, the use of a cream containing GHK Cu for 12 weeks increased skin density and thickness, decreased laxity, improved clarity, and decreased fine lines and wrinkle depth.

The use of GHK Cu containing eye creams applied for 12 weeks to the periocular area of 41 women with mild to advanced photodamage performed better than placebo and vitamin K creams. It reduces fine lines and wrinkles, improves the overall appearance, and increases skin density and thickness.

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