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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.

Investigations into the benefits of copper peptides began in 1973 when biochemist Loren Pickart isolated the complexes from plasma samples. Pickart began searching for copper peptides when he discovered that liver cells obtained from people over the age of 60 could be revitalized by placing them in blood samples sourced from younger people. His goal was to determine precisely what was in the blood that caused this incredible rejuvenation of the cells, and when he identified that substance, copper peptides had been officially discovered.

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The research begun by Pickart continued for decades and the results of his work have been reviewed, duplicated and confirmed by numerous independent scientists and physicians. In 1997, the first skin care products that contain copper peptides were released for sale and now, numerous brands offer formulas that are enriched with the complexes.

Copper peptides have been clinically shown to offer a wide variety of benefits for the skin and hair. Often, the complexes are used in skin care lotions, creams and serums designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Just as copper peptides had the ability to regenerate liver cells in Pickart’s study, the ingredient can also rejuvenate skin cells in aging tissue, boosting the production of collagen and elastin. Levels of these structural proteins naturally decrease with age, and by increasing the amount available in the tissue, the skin can regain elasticity and strength. This makes many signs of aging less noticeable and slows down the aging process.

Copper peptides have been clinically shown to offer a wide variety of benefits for the skin and hair.

The anti-aging benefits of copper peptides are also due to their ability to promote the production of glycosaminoglycans like hyaluronic acid. These substances are found in the connective tissue and fluids in the human body and become depleted with age. The glycosaminoglycans are vital for helping the skin tissue remain plump and supple, and by supplementing their levels, the tissue can fill out and fine lines and wrinkles become less noticeable. Hyaluronic acid also helps the skin retain moisture, making copper peptides beneficial ingredients for products intended to treat dry skin.

Clinical research has established that copper peptides are antioxidants, nutrients that counteract the oxidizing effects of environmental particles called free radicals. Your skin is exposed to free radicals on a daily basis, and over time, the oxidation that they cause can result in cellular damage, which leads to the development of signs of aging. Because copper peptides neutralize free radicals, they can help prevent expression lines and wrinkles from developing prematurely.

In addition to their use in anti-aging skin care products, copper peptides are often found in shampoos and treatments designed to combat hair loss.

In addition to their use in anti-aging skin care products, copper peptides are often found in shampoos and treatments designed to combat hair loss. Studies show that copper peptides have a positive effect on the hair follicles and can stimulate regrowth in areas of thinning and baldness. Its effects are similar to that of the medication minoxidil, which has been used for hair loss treatment for decades. Copper peptides are also capable of reducing the amount of hair loss that occurs due to chemotherapy treatments for cancer for some people.

Due to their natural presence in the human body, copper peptides are not known to cause side effects; however, some products that contain copper peptides could cause irritation and redness in people with sensitive skin due to other ingredients in their formulas.

Research into the benefits of copper peptides continues to this day. The ingredient has been shown in some studies to have the potential to absorb ultraviolet rays from the sun, to stimulate fingernail growth and to provide other benefits to the skin, hair and nails. The potential for the inclusion of copper peptides in new types of skin care products is impressive, and more and more top skin care brands are finding ways to incorporate these powerful natural complexes in their formulas each year.

  

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A few spritzes daily will firm, strenghthen and leave your skin glowing.
$38.00
2oz | RC038
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A weightless finishing powder formulated with light-reflecting optics.
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0.32oz | BE843
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A foaming gel cleanser for normal to oily skin.
$22.00
7oz | OL002
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A lightly tinted eye primer that instantly cools and recharges skin.
$20.00
0.05oz | BE842
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Provides full-bodied volume to even the finest hair types.
$25.00
4.2oz | AR239
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Give skin a healthy, sun-kissed glow.
$39.95
1oz | DK016
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This peel exfoliates and refines to reduce wrinkles and lighten hyperpigmentation.
$39.00
2oz | JB021
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A unique combination of vitamin C, amino acids and minerals encourage collagen and elastin production and promotes wound healing.
$100.00
1oz | OM013
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Protects hair from hot tools up to 450° F / 232° C.
$28.00
4oz | AR245
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Combats dry, brittle hair, smoothing the hair shaft while adding intense shine.
$38.00
1.7oz | AR304
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A multi-tasking, anti-aging hand cream that smoothes and plumps skin.
$38.00
3oz | GO038
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A time released form of Vitamin C that repairs DNA damage and assists in the production of proteins and antioxidants.
$106.00
1oz | OM014
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Gently dissolves waterproof mascara and long-wearing eye makeup for perfectly clean lids and lashes.
$18.00
4oz | BE700
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A gradual, natural looking self tanner that has a citrus fragrance in a streak free formula.
$36.00
4.2oz | JI448
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This oil-free formula delivers both immediate and long-term hydration.
$34.00
2oz | MP057
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Formulated to firm, lift and restructure the skin, this serum visibly tones and improves the facial contour.
$65.00
1oz | PQ037
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A cult favorite, the Ultimate Lift Eye Gel has been updated to an easy roll-on application.
$28.00
0.5oz | OL083
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A quick drying, humidity-resistant, firm-hold hair spray.
$22.00
7oz | AR272
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A light-textured exfoliating serum that increases cell turnover smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
$44.00
0.98oz | SD078
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Powerful blemish clearing action without harsh ingredients. Heals and hydrates.
$39.00
2oz | JB095
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Instantly add shine and control frizz on any hair type.
$20.00
4.2oz | AR300
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Texturizing finishing spray that creates volume without making hair stiff or crunchy.
$28.00
6.5oz | AR305
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This must-have collection features two show-stopping sets of 5 best-selling eye colors in neutral and metallic shades.
$36.27
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An extra rich eye cream that resists and lifts wrinkles.
$45.00
0.5oz | OL035
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Leave-in product that delivers 10 benefits in one easy step, leaving hair perfectly polished.
$25.00
2.5oz | AR295
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A workable finishing product.
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15.5oz | AR019
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Protect hair and add shine with this weightless, dry oil best suited for those with fine or medium hair types.
$25.00
4oz | AR182
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This Alpha-Beta Hydroxy peel brightens, lightens and tightens skin.
$45.00
2oz | JB010
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A nourishing elixir that treats the hair and scalp to maximize hair’s potential length.
$38.00
1.7oz | AR310
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This serum addresses the signs of aging while brightening and illuminating.
$65.00
1oz | CR370
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Gentle exfoliating peel pads that quickly brighten and renew skin’s surface.
$45.00
SI019
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Clinically proven to reduce breakage by 87% .
$25.00
4.2oz | AR219
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This lightweight, long-wearing, creamy formulation contains superior SPF protection and blends seamlessly into skin.
$20.00
0.07oz | BE691
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This lightweight, long-wearing, creamy formulation contains superior SPF protection and blends seamlessly into skin.
$20.00
0.07oz | BE690
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A toning, stimulating and purifying shampoo for those with normal hair.
$22.00
3.3oz | PZ026
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This twist-up pencil glides on a precise line for maximum color intensity.
$16.00
0.12oz | BE774
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This lightweight, long-wearing, creamy formulation contains superior SPF protection and blends seamlessly into skin.
$20.00
0.07oz | BE693
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This twist-up pencil glides on a precise line for maximum color intensity.
$16.00
0.12oz | BE773
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This weightless, nutrient rich micro-fine mist strengthens, smoothes, eliminates frizz, increases shine and protects hair.
$25.00
5oz | AR285
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This lightweight, long-wearing, creamy formulation contains superior SPF protection and blends seamlessly into skin.
$20.00
0.07oz | BE692
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This twist-up pencil glides on a precise line for maximum color intensity.
$16.00
0.12oz | BE776
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A multi-active day cream that replenishes the skin with moisture and vital nutrients.
$38.00
1.69oz | PQ012
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A mask that conditions, tones and balances skin.
$52.95
1oz | DK023
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A pink frost and glimmering plum duo with vivid, long-wearing color in an ultra smooth, silky texture.
$20.00
0.1oz | BE624
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A flexible hold, long-lasting-hold gel that provides pliable control.
$20.00
4.2oz | AR225
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A workable finishing product.
$20.00
7.4oz | AR185
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Create contrast between blonde tones and infuse intense shine.
$28.00
3.4oz | AR244
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Enhances blonde tones and highlights, instantly smoothes frizz.
$28.00
4.2oz | AR243
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