Skin Care Ingredients 101: Copper Peptides

There’s a lot about aging that we love: retirement, grandkids and more time to travel come to mind. However, if you’ve found yourself searching for anti-aging facial products, looking for the best collagen product out there and researching anti-aging ingredients, then we know you’re at least struggling with one small aspect of aging: its impact on the skin.

As we age, our skin naturally produces less and less collagen — which means you’re less likely to have that “bounce-back” skin you had when you were younger. In our blogs lately, we’ve been highlighting anti-aging ingredients, what they do for your skin and how you can incorporate them into your skin care routine through professional skin care products. We’ve covered everything from peptides and L-ascorbic acid to hydroquinone and kojic acid. In today’s blog, we’ll discuss copper peptide. As always, of course, you can rely on the iderma® Youth Restoring Masque as an effective LED beauty mask that can give you similar, if not better, results.

What is copper peptide?

Copper peptide is a naturally occurring copper complex that has been used in both professional hair and skin care products since the mid-1990s.

What does it do for my skin?

We’re glad you asked. Even though copper peptide has only been on the market since the ’90s, it is heralded as one of the best skin care products for aging skin. Why?

  • It promotes collagen and elastin production
  • It acts as an antioxidant
  • It promotes production of glycosaminoglycans (much like hyaluronic acid does)

With all of these benefits, there’s one aspect that people using anti-aging facial products loves: it can often give you those effects in less time than other anti-aging skin care products will. You’ll love how it can firm, smooth and soften your skin — perhaps even more than taking collagen could. Some studies have even found that copper peptides can actually remove damaged collagen and elastin from your skin and scar tissue.

You can find skin care products with copper peptides in a variety of forms, though most often in creams, lotions and serums.

Infrared And Red Light Skin Therapy Can Also Help

While we love copper peptides and recommend finding safe skin care products that will incorporate them into your skin care routine, we’re committed to another wrinkle treatment that works: the iderma® Youth Restoring Masque.

Anti-aging facial products so often attempt to correct symptoms instead of treating the underlying problems. With our LED beauty mask, however, this is not the case. Through a revolutionary combination of both red and infrared LED light therapy, this anti-aging facial product will work better than anti-aging creams and colorful LED beauty masks combined.

The red wavelengths (14 LEDs) will focus on the surface of your skin and the infrared wavelengths (114 LEDs) will penetrate more deeply to increase collagen from within. Think of how plants grow; they use the sun’s rays to create energy that promotes growth and healing. Your skin can do this with infrared and red light skin therapy. It truly is as simple as that — with just eight minutes of your time every other day.

If you find yourself wondering, “Does red light therapy work?” then you’re not alone! Many people are hesitant of professional skin care products when they first hit the market. However, though this may be your first time hearing about LED skin care, that doesn’t mean it’s brand new technology. Learn more about how it works, check out before and after photos and read what our customers say are the biggest benefits. Order your own professional skin care product today — the iderma® Youth Restoring Masque.