Many experts would agree the key to keeping your skin looking rejuvenated is maintaining firmness and elasticity. If the collagen miracles claimed by vitamin C are just what your face craves, then copper peptides are just what your skincare ordered. According to dermatologist Tiffany J. Libby, MD, in Real Simple, “[P]eptides are applied topically via serums and creams and work by signaling to your cells to produce more collagen and other complex molecules that help support skin’s structure.”
Like vitamin C, copper peptides can help fill fine lines and wrinkles, making the skin appear more plump. Dr. Libby also pointed out, “This is likely because copper is known to be a critical component involved in the formation of enzymes. When applied topically, copper peptides work as an antioxidant, promote collagen and elastin production, and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.” Copper peptides also help to increase blood flow, wound healing, and inflammation.
Copper peptides can be safeul used twice daily on sensitive skin, but do not combine them with retinol as this could cause a skin reaction. As always, patch test on your skin first to ensure you have no issues before slathering it on your face.