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What Are Copper Peptides?

Copper peptides are naturally occurring complexes that have been used for a variety of purposes in skin and hair care products since the 1990s. The complexes are a combination of the element copper and three amino acids. In the human body, copper peptides are found in trace amounts in blood plasma, saliva and urine. When used in skin care products, copper peptides can be made in a laboratory setting by combining a solution that contains copper with a substance that is similar to a protein powder.

Why Copper Peptides Are Blue?

The natural role of these peptides as found in human plasma includes supporting a wide range of skin health functions like maintaining normal immune function, collagen synthesis, fibroblast production and anti-inflammatory responses. The inclusion of Copper Peptides offers a natural blue tint to the formula.

Benefits of Copper Peptides for Skin

Copper peptides work as antioxidants and are also thought to stimulate collagen and elastin production, which can help soften the appearance of fine lines.” Keep in mind that the key phrase here is that copper peptides are thought to boast these benefits.

Another benefit is that it can help with acne by normalizing the bacterial concentration on the skin.

Formally called polypeptides, they may specifically stimulate more collagen production in your skin, which may address concerns like:

The connective tissue growth caused by copper peptides may also benefit your hair by reducing breakage and promoting overall growth.

There are also a few studies that say copper peptides do this so well, they produce more collagen than vitamins A (retinoids) and C, two of the most powerful anti-aging superheroes ever.

Can Copper Peptides Help Hair Grow?

Yes! Copper peptides will possibly stimulate hair follicles, so they receive adequate oxygen and nutrients to produce new hair growth. Copper is one of the micronutrients needed to produce melanin. This is a compound that’s responsible for the color of your hair, as well as your eye and skin color.

In addition to promoting new hair growth, copper peptides may potentially thicken existing strands. It’s thought that enlarged hair follicles may produce this effect. However, more human studies are needed to determine whether copper peptides can actually provide such benefits.

There is different skin care brands with copper peptide but so far for 2021 the most concentrate products found is the I’m Fabulous Cosmetics High tech copper peptides serum with a concentration of 10% copper peptides. An amazing super potent serum that is ship fresh from their lab and you will mix together when you receive it and keep it refrigerated.

Nicotine is a vasoconstrictor that reduces nutritional blood flow to the skin, resulting in tissue ischemia and impaired healing of injured tissue.

What does smoking do to skin?

When you vape, nicotine impedes blood flow, which slows wound healing. One study demonstrated that vaping slowed that healing after surgery—an extreme example of why nicotine isn’t good for skin health at any time. 

Nicotine also increases platelet adhesiveness, raising the risk of thrombotic microvascular occlusion and tissue ischemia.

How nicotine harms our skin

The nicotine in vaping liquids dehydrates your skin,” explains Dr. Raja. “So you can get premature wrinkles and very dry skin, which don’t look good. In addition to skin aging, too, vaping can also delay wound healing.

Nicotine and Wrinkles

Crow’s feet are a common type of wrinkling that develops at the outer edges of the eyes. For smokers, this damage usually starts much earlier than it does for other people, who get crow’s feet as they age.

Smoking-related skin damage can cause sagging skin in other parts of the body. In particular, breasts and upper arms are often affected by the loss of skin elasticity due to smoking.

Psoriasis is a skin condition that produces itchy, red scaly patches. Stress can bring it on, but smoking is also a risk factor.

Doctors think that the link between the disease and smoking may be the nicotine in cigarettes. Nicotine affects the immune system, skin inflammation, and skin cell growth, all of which can contribute to the development of psoriasis.

Smoking just about doubles a person’s risk of developing psoriasis, with the risk going up depending on the number of cigarettes smoked.

Nicotine and acne

acne inversa, is a relatively common inflammatory skin disease that affects people in areas of the body where skin rubs against skin, like the armpits, groin, and under the breasts in women.

Does nicotine affect the skin tone?

The skin tone of smokers can be uneven and off, tending toward an orange or grey tone. Lack of oxygen to skin cells no doubt plays a part in why this occurs, along with the negative effects of numerous other chemicals in tobacco.

Cigarette smoke is laden with over 7,000 chemicals, including 250 that are poisonous and 70 that cause cancer.

Does nicotine reduce collagen?

Collagen and elastin production will assist in that as well, as they’re no longer being hindered by toxins in cigarettes. Smokers tend to have wrinkles around the mouth, upper lip, and eyes, darker skin, less radiance, and less tightness overall in their skin. smoking doesn’t just increase the toxic load on our skin. It also eats away at stores of the stuff that actively improves our skin. In this case, we’re talking collagen.

Nicotine inhibits collagen synthesis and alkaline phosphatase activity, but stimulates DNA synthesis in osteoblast-like cells. … This study was performed to test the effects of nicotine on bone-forming cells at concentrations that occur in the saliva of smokeless tobacco users.

  • Impaired collagen production
    • Fibroblasts (the collagen production factories) are inhibited by nicotine.
    • Lower levels of vitamin C are found in smokers’ tissue.  Vitamin C is vital to the assembly of new collagen.

By applying peptides through skin care, we are actually tricking the skin to make more collagen.

What Are Peptides & How They Fight The Look Of Wrinkles:

Peptides are recognized as an “anti-aging” ingredient almost like proteins or amino acids are to bodybuilders.

What are peptides and what is their mode of action?

peptide is any compound composed of amino acids with the chemical structure of an amide between a carboxyl group of one amino acid and an amino group of another amino acid. Peptides with fewer than 10–20 bonds are referred to as oligopeptides; if they include more amino acids then they are polypeptides.

Peptides incorporated in anti-aging cosmetic products fall into three categories: signal peptides, carrier peptides and neurotransmitter blocking peptides.

Signal peptides mimic protein sequences found in collagen and elastin and stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin.

Carrier peptides act as vehicles for other ingredients to aid in the enzymatic processes that increase collagen synthesis.

Some peptides are fragmented and can block neurotransmission that can lead to the reduction in facial contractions that would eventually break down the collagen and create the appearance of wrinkles.

Use of peptides in skin care formulations is boundless. Slight modifications in the sequence or differing feedstock can alter the functionality of the peptides.

What Do They Do To Your Skin:

In stimulating collagen production, peptides promote a more elastic and supple look to skin and increase the youthful appearance of the complexion.

Studies on oligopeptides (the type used in I’M FABULOUS COSMETICS products) have been published in the Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences, and Applications.

HIGH TECH COPPER PEPTIDE SERUM 5% AND SKIN ROLLER

This fabulous organic serum at 5% with an extreme concentration, 5%, of Copper Tripeptide GHK-Cu helps to prevent and reverse largely all aspect of visible skin aging.
This serum is for extreme skin repair and scarring. So we highly recommend to use it only once a day.  Just use one (2 oz bottle treatment) then stop for 12 months.
2 oz / 60 mL glass bottle with a pump with serum in it + 5% of Copper Tripeptide GHK-Cu mixer concentrate.
You have the option (above add to cart) to choose to buy the serum + concentrate only or the serum + concentrate + the skin roller.
Skin Roller Features:
  • Stimulate the collagen production,
  • Reduce pore size and firming
  • Improve elasticity of skin
  • Smoothen acne scars
  • Reduce fine lines, wrinkles and dark circle
  • Skin-friendly, safe and faster skin restructuring
I’m Fabulous High Tech Copper Peptide Serum 5% helps to smooth and repair fine lines and wrinkles by increasing collagen production and skins elasticity.

Eliminates oils from skin, reducing breakouts. After you have added the concentrate and the serum your final serum will look light blue.

  • Regain Elasticity
  • Vibrant Radiant Skin
  • Firm Skin
  • Smooth Wrinkles
  • Healthy Youthful Glow

Proven Benefits

– Increase collagen I, III, IV production
– Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
– Reduces acne scars
– Reduces stretch marks
– Tightens loose skin
– Improves skin elasticity
– Reduces inflammation and irritation
– Evens skin tone
– Reduces freckles, spots
– Reduces Sun Damage
– Reduces hyperpigmentation
– Smooths rough skin
– Accelerates wound healing

This comes in two bottles, one bottle with the blue copper concentrate needed to make up the serum. You activate this yourself by mixing the blue copper peptide concentrate and the high-tech copper peptide activator serum by shaking for about 30 seconds to mix well and activate your serum. This way you get the freshest product that will stay active for you for the longest time.
The High Tech Copper Peptide Serum 5% encourage skin health to target all aspects of skin aging by keeping the skin in an ongoing state of repair.

The peptide is responsible for activation of a wide range of skin health functions, including wound healing, immune function, collagen synthesis, blood vessel development, fibroblast production and anti-inflammatory responses. 

The concentration of this peptide in human plasma continues to drop with aging past late teenage years and this drop exceeds 55% by age 55.

Many anti-aging products on the market contain variations of copper peptides in extremely small amounts. Generally, these variation peptides are found in parts per million in active technologies that topical products claim to include at high percentages but the final concentration of the variation peptides in topical products is generally less than 0.01% and these peptides would then have to be converted to even smaller amounts of pure copper peptides within the skin. 

 This fabulous serum contains 5.0% pure Copper Tripeptide-1 (GHK-Cu) to be mixed with a specialized organic and vegan activator before first use. This extraordinary concentration allows activation of a wide array of skin health functions that help to prevent and reverse largely all aspects of visible skin aging, including textural damage, uneven pigmentation, loss of elasticity, lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores and general lack of a healthy radiance present in younger skin. In short, the skin will act and look younger starting within 5 days with continued improvements over time.

 Animo Acids: (Sodium L-Pyrrolidone Carboxylate, Sodium Lactate, LArginine, L-Aspartic Acid, L-Pyrrolidonecarboxylic Acid, Glycine, L-Alanine, L-Serine, L-Valine, L-Proline, L-threonine, L-Isoleucine, L-Histidine, L-Phenylalanine). Amino acids make up 75% of the human body. proteins, amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. They band together in chains to form the stuff from which life is born. This is a two-step process: first, they get together and form peptides or polypeptides, and it is from these groupings that proteins are made. Two amino acids joined in a peptide bond constitute a dipeptide, three a tripeptide, several an oligopeptide, and many a polypeptide. A protein can be made up of just one or multiple polypeptides. Amino acids are an essential part of the synthesis of collagen and elastin. When the supply of amino acids is reduced, it affects the renewal of cells, which causes, in particular, the thinning of the dermis. So, one would hope that putting amino acids back will help collagen and elastin production. It does, but not just any old amino acids. A study in an academic publication called (appropriately) “AMINO ACIDS,” demonstrated that “branched-chain amino acids” along with two specific amino acids, glutamine or proline, restored collagen synthesis after UV exposure.

 Hyaluronic Acid:
(Directly combined with a Very-Low-Molecular-Weight Hyaluronic Delivery Complex) A unique cross-linked non-animal form of hyaluronic acid that delivers water and water-soluble actives over time into the skin through its nonequilibrium gel structure, helping to maintain high skin water content for longer periods. Complex delivery of water-bound content through this system allows for smaller technologies to penetrate the skin.

Great to use on full face, neck and decolleté.

Ingredients: 

Activator:

Organic Herbal Infusion, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (botanical hyaluronic acid), Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Silk Amino Acids (Sodium L-Pyrrolidone Carboxylate, Sodium Lactate, LArginine, L-Aspartic Acid, L-Pyrrolidonecarboxylic Acid, Glycine, L-Alanine, L-Serine, L-Valine, L-Proline, L-threonine, L-Isoleucine, L-Histidine, L-Phenylalanine), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Leucidal (radish root ferment), Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, Plant Stem Cell.

Copper Peptide Concentrate:

Copper Peptide GHK-Cu 1:1, Organic Castor oil, Glycerin (and) Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate (and) Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (and) Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Extract (and) Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract (and) Gluconolactone.

Active Ingredients: Copper Tripeptide GHK-Cu 5%

72% ORGANIC

This product comes with instruction and mixing direction. By mixing it is super potent!

This serum should not be used with products containing Vitamin C in any form (MAP, Ascorbic Acid, etc.)

Skin Roller:

REGENERATE YOUTHFUL SKIN AND LOOK YEARS YOUNGER! The derma roller stimulates collagen and elastin production, resulting in a smoother, firmer, healthier, and younger-looking skin. Use this beauty tool to reduce and combat the signs of aging! The appearance of scars from injury or acne, fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, and other blemishes on the face or body are now a thing of the past.