Copper Peptides

Cu-GHK (copper tripeptide-1) - The Science Behind Youthful Skin

Copper peptides, also known as Cu-GHK or copper tripeptide-1, are small protein fragments that contain the element copper. This scientific name was derived from the combination of "Cu" which is the chemical symbol for copper, and "GHK" which stands for the three amino acids glycine, histidine, and lysine. These peptides play a crucial role in skin health and rejuvenation, making them a popular ingredient in skincare products.

Copper peptides have been widely studied for their skin-renewing properties. They are known for their ability to promote collagen production, improve skin elasticity, and enhance wound healing. Additionally, copper peptides have antioxidant properties that help protect the skin from free radical damage and premature ageing. When applied topically, these peptides can penetrate the skin barrier and deliver anti-aging benefits at a cellular level.

Benefits and Uses of Copper Peptides

  • Stimulates collagen production for firmer, more youthful skin
  • Improves skin texture and elasticity
  • Accelerates wound healing and tissue repair
  • Reduces inflammation and promotes skin regeneration
  • Protects the skin from environmental damage and oxidative stress

Copper Peptides in Kissed Earth Products

Kissed Earth offers two products that contain copper peptides: Enrich and Radiance. Enrich is a nourishing serum that combines copper peptides with other potent ingredients to hydrate and revitalise the skin. Radiance is a brightening serum that helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone, thanks to the skin-renewing properties of copper peptides. Incorporating these products into your skincare routine can help achieve a radiant, youthful complexion.

Copper Peptides FAQs

Copper peptides are small protein fragments that contain the element copper. They promote collagen production, improve skin elasticity, and protect the skin from free radical damage, resulting in firmer, more youthful-looking skin.

Copper peptides accelerate wound healing by stimulating skin regeneration, reducing inflammation, and promoting tissue repair. They can aid in the recovery process and minimise scarring.

Yes, copper peptides are generally safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin. However, it is always recommended to perform a patch test before using any new skincare product to avoid potential irritation.

Copper peptides can be safely combined with other skincare ingredients like antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and peptides. They can complement each other's effects and enhance the overall benefits for the skin.

Results from using copper peptides may vary depending on individual skin concerns and consistency of use. With regular application, improvements in skin texture, firmness, and overall appearance can typically be seen within a few weeks to months.