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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.

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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This product delivers a stronger peel without risk of irritation or recovery time.
$148.00 $176.00 value
60 ct | DG144
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Helps improve the strength and resilience of skin around the eyes.
$112.00
0.47 oz | OB070
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High potency vitamin C powder for all skin types.
$78.00
0.5 oz | PYPK09
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The Mia 2 with a brush head and cleanser targeted for acneic skin.
$169.00
1 ct | CS069
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A revolutionary anti-aging product addresses 10 visible signs of aging in one product.
$155.00
1oz | NV188
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A high power treatment designed to minimize wrinkles, pores and surface imperfections.
$125.00
2 oz | NV237
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The well known Alpha Beta Peel is now available in a stronger solution without risk of irritation.
$88.00
30 ct | DG136
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Keeps skin hydrated all day and night.
$65.00
1 oz | PT144
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Restore the appearance of youthful suppleness and elasticity.
$96.00
1 oz | JM043
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Promotes firmer, healthier, younger looking skin.
$85.00
1.7oz | OS036
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$89.00 $100.00 value
0.2 oz | RPPK01
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This silky, soufflé textured cream visibly lifts the upper eye lid.
$98.00
0.5oz | OS085
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Formulated to improve skin firmness, tone and texture.
$135.00 $156.00 value
60 ct | DG109
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A cleanser and toner in one for all skin types.
$39.00
6oz | NV144
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Scientifically formulated to tighten and firm the upper eye lid area, while smoothing creases.
$115.00
0.5oz | NV211
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Advanced cold plasma technology now for the eye.
$98.00
0.5 oz | NV192
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Reduce the appearance of large pores, mattify and refine skin.
$55.00
4 oz | NV193
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Collagen Booster with Copper Complex stimulates collagen production for maximum firming and tightening.
$84.00
1 oz | NF017
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Super charged, anti-aging mask works overnight for maximum benefits.
$89.90
1.7oz | OS086
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Improves the appearance of skin tone, radiance and firmness.
$145.00
6oz | NV145
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A non-drying, clarifying toner that reduces excess oil and enlarged pores.
$39.00
6oz | NV139
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This serum was formulated as an injection alternative to smooth all expression lines.
$155.00
1oz | NV224
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Protects from UV rays while nourishing with health-essential copper.
$85.00
1.7oz | PC003
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Stimulates renewal and helps develop new collagen and elastin.
$120.00
1oz | HB004
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Immediately smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with long term benefits.
$69.00
0.33 oz | VF008
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A hair strengthening formula that treats sudden hair loss.
$69.00
12 ct | RR016
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Leaves skin feeling squeaky clean.
$39.00
6oz | NV138
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Enriches hair and scalp with a unique blend of ingredients.
$68.00
6 oz | PC087
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A 3-in-1, no-rinse treatment that deeply cleanses as it gently exfoliates and conditions.
$39.00
4oz | NV235
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A unique daily cleanser formulated with the therapeutic benefits of Olive Polyphenols.
$39.00
8 oz | NV206
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The ultimate lifting experience.
$75.00
1.7oz | OS029
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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
1 oz | OM013
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A super potent serum that leaves your skin looking and feeling firmer and remarkably radiant.
$85.00
1oz | CU002
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An elegant, satiny creme that penetrates deeply to protect the skin.
$85.00
1.7oz | PC005
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This daily treatment brings rest and relaxation to hypersensitive skin.
$89.30
1 oz | VB007
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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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Staff Favorite Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
$88.00
30 ct | DG108
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A spectacularly effective formula that delivers amazing results.
$66.00
0.5 oz | JM057
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Replenishes damaged, thinning skin around the eyes.
$93.00
0.25oz | CQ009
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The well known Alpha Beta Peel is now available in a stronger solution without risk of irritation.
$84.00
30 ct | DG127
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Intense skin nourishment for dry, aging skin.
$110.00
1.7oz | PC026
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See dramatically smoother, brighter, healthier-looking skin after just one treatment.
$85.00
2oz | KS029
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A powerful anti-aging, antioxidant treatment emulsion.
$150.00
1.7oz | BK098
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This daily treatment addresses deep lines and wrinkles while promoting firmer skin.
$98.00
2oz | NV187
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An ultra-rich firming cream for immediate firming and tightening effects.
$130.00
1.7oz | DD142
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This gentle treatment moisturizer dramatically improves the skin's texture and firmness.
$150.00
1oz | KS013
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See dramatically smoother, brighter, healthier-looking skin after just one treatment.
$175.00 $212.50 value
5oz | KS030
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Improves skin's resilience, tone and texture.
$325.00
1oz | NV150
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