Saving Face — Copper To The Rescue

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Modern day antiaging medicine is always on the look out for miracle ingredients that can help slow down the wear and tear associated with time, as well as reverse the signs of aging. Copper is one of the metals that has stood the test of time and has proven its efficacy from Nefertiti’s imparting cosmetics to present day research proven demulcents fighting the good fight against wrinkles and sagging.


When you are out on a mission to buy facelift in a jar, reading the labels on beauty products isn’t always so easy, especially when they include unpronounceable ingredients from the pharmacology periodic table. But if you’re searching for the one-skincare ingredient you need to fight wrinkles, scan the packaging for the words Amino Acids or peptides, especially look for copper peptides. These along with vitamin A & C in the ingredients list can literally change the way your skin looks and ages.


Science Behind Copper In Skincare


In the cosmecutical circles copper peptide is being referred to as the most effective skin regeneration ingredient, even though it’s only been on the market since 1997. Numerous studies have shown that copper peptide promotes production of collagen, elastin, and glycosaminoglycans (hyaluronic acid based skin matrix), and it also acts as a potent antioxidant. Copper-dependent enzymes potentate body’s natural tissue building processes, helping to firm, smooth, and soften skin, in less time than most other anti-aging skin care products.


Clinical studies have also shown that copper peptides remove damaged collagen and elastin from the skin and scar tissue by activating the skin’s auto-renewal functions. They also possess antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, which help prevent skin infections.


Copper peptides recently have also shown to improve the results of skin rejuvenation treatments based on controlled skin injury, such as fractional laser resurfacing, dermabrasion and peels. Now they are being incorporated as post treatment adjuvant for scar prevention and wound healing after many in-clinic anti-aging procedures and surgeries.


Jars Loaded With GoodCopper

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Copper— The Youth Preserving Bottom Line


Copper peptides are indeed promising agents to prevent and treat skin aging as multiple studies have proven that they have the potential to improve wrinkles and skin texture. They also help in slowing down the development of signs of skin aging by limiting the consequences of daily wear and tear. Their ability to improve the healing of various types of skin lesions is also well established now. And as such they have earned their place in our anti-aging must-know vocab plus any skincare formula aimed to halt and turn back time.

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Shazia Ali
A certified dermatologist, Skincare guru to the who's who of the Middle East, Dr. Shazia knows the secrets of anti-aging, the insider tips and tricks on how to achieve healthy, beautiful radiant skin and everything in between. Currently the brand Ambasador for University of Westminster, and the head Dermatologist at Tababa Clinics.

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