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New Year, New Skin: Copper is the secret weapon!

As a skin care ingredient, copper is priceless. Copper is showing up in more skin and hair products due to its effect in fighting signs of aging.
Copper peptides are naturally occurring complexes that have been used in personal care products since the 1990s. Investigation into the benefits of copper peptides began in 1973 by biochemist Loren Pickart who discovered that liver cells could be revitalized by placing them in blood samples from younger people. When he isolated those plasma samples he identified the substance as copper peptides.
In a recent Harpar’s Bazar article “Copper definitely plays an important role in maintaining healthy skin,” says dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai’s Department of Dermatology in New York.  “It helps to develop collagen and elastin, which maintain the strength of the skin, and it promotes the production of skin-plumping hyaluronic acid.” (Translation: smoother and firmer)  “It also has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, which help prevent infections,” he adds, which is why it has been used in wound care since the 60s (and shows high hopes for acne treatment too.)

Always looking for ways to enhance our looks naturally, copper peptides have many additional benefits for the skin. They are great in skin healing, especially after surgery. For instance, copper peptides are often recommended after non-invasive skin procedures such as laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, chemical peels, and microneedling procedures. Copper peptides have also been shown to stimulate hair growth and improve skin conditions caused by acne, diabetes, and psoriasis. These naturally occurring complexes also are great for when your skin burns. Overall, copper peptides are an invaluable addition to your skin care regimen, improving the signs of aging by reducing inflammation and helping your skin to build collagen. Contact us today!

Copper peptides and hyaluronic acid also promote the production of glycosaminoglycans which can help the skin tissue remain plump and supple.  That  is why copper peptide and hyaluronic acid are the active ingredients in MDPen Copper + HA mist.  The Copper + HA Mist help in the healing process after an MDPen micro needling treatment,  but it is also recommended for daily use to heal and hydrate the skin

 

 

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