Thirty years ago, scientists discovered that a naturally-occuring peptide bound to copper could speed up healing and help repair tissue after surgery. And since wrinkles and sun damage can be considered injuries to the skin’s structure, they could be especially useful for treating signs of aging.
In the 1990s, researchers confirmed that copper peptides ramp up collagen production in the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Since then, several manufacturers have formulated anti-aging products that follow suit.
The medicinal properties of copper peptides can be especially useful after dermatological treatments such as laser resurfacing and chemical peels, which are basically controlled skin injuries. (Just be sure to follow your doctor’s specific post-procedure instructions before treating yourself with this kind of formula.)
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