Loose, sagging skin is one of the biggest issues that people seem to want to address as they age. I get many emails requesting information on what products they need to have firmer and tighter skin. So, I decided to write this post to discuss how Copper peptides do an astounding job of firming and tightening skin – naturally. You’ll also gain glowing and more radiant skin that appears more youthful!
Firmer Tighter Skin With Copper Peptides
If you’re not familiar with Copper peptides already, you’re going to be so glad to discover them. Copper peptides have the ability to actually reverse signs of skin ageing. This process occurs by the copper removing damaged skin cells and replacing them with new healthy skin cells. The result of which is firmer, tighter skin that looks more younger and healthier. I’m a big fan of Copper peptides and believe they’ve made such a difference in helping to erase skin damage from years ago.
The Discovery of GHK-Cu Tripeptide
Below is information from Dr Loren Pickart’s website. I will pop a link in at the end of the post.
Back in 1973, a student in San Francisco was working on his Ph D Thesis. He observed an amazing rejuvenating effect that young blood (from a 20-25 yr old) had on old liver cells. He was able to isolate the factor responsible for the rejuvenation and identified it as the copper binding tri-peptide – GHK-Cu (Gly-His-Lys and Copper).
Almost Five Decades Of Research
Almost five decades of research followed. Dr Loren Pickart and other researchers from all over the world discovered many amazing qualities about the molecule. The most dramatic effect was its ability to reverse the appearance of ageing skin and reduce the appearance of skin damage. Dr Pickart believes that it may be the closest thing to ‘The Fountain of Youth’.
What Will It Actually Do To Improve Skin?
GHK-Cu Copper Peptide increases cell turnover in the skin and replaces old and damaged cells with new, healthy cells – greatly improving the appearance of skin. It works on a deep cellular level to rebuild collagen and elastin levels, helping to reduce and in some cases, completely erase fine lines and wrinkles. Copper Peptides firm, thicken and tighten the skin, improving its elasticity and making it look more radiant.
What’s so Special About NCN’s Copper Peptide Formula?
Nanci (of NCN Pro Skincare) recently changed and improved the formula of the GHK-Cu Copper Peptide Serum with EGF. It’s now being made in her own lab, rather than someone else making it for NCN. It is now also being made with the original GHK formula.This is the formula that all of the clinical trials and testing was done with. GHK-Cu on its own is a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect the skin from free radical damage and also inhibits UV radiation. Nanci went a step further in making this the ultimate anti-ageing skincare serum …
The Addition of Epidermal Growth factor
Nanci added to the mix – EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor). This makes the serum a more complete amino acid complex. Amino acids are the building blocks of new skin proteins and therefore essential. EGF is a plant based amino acid that promotes the repair and production of skin tissues, whilst stimulating the production of new collagen. Just to note, EGF has always been in NCN’s Copper Peptide Serums, it’s the GHK-Cu that has changed. For anyone that has previously used the older version, when you purchase the new version, you’ll notice it’s a much darker and brighter blue.
My Own Experience With GHK-Cu Copper Peptide Serum
Years ago, I had sun damage in the form of hyperpigmentation. This was a result of the years spent flying the globe as an Air Stewardess. Unfortunately, back then sun protection wasn’t my biggest concern. NCN’s Copper peptides have helped to erase that away over time. It’s been a process – and not always a pretty one. Hyperpigmentation (brown spots) got worse for a short while.
Out With The Old – In With The New
Old damaged cells at a cellular level were being replaced with new healthy cells. The damaged cells were being pushed up to the skin’s surface faster as my skin’s renewal system seemed to increase in pace. As much as I didn’t like the appearance of the brown spots, I knew and understood that it was part of the process. I got through this period by ensuring I exfoliated regularly using glycolic and lactic acids and also enzymes, that are in my cleansers and also in the NCN 30% Pro Pumpkin Peel. I also used (and still use) the All-Trans Retinol which stimulates cell turnover and helps to fade sun damage. Vitamin C+ Serum helped to brighten my skin and vitamin C is also essential for the production of collagen.
Copper Peptides – A Client Favourite
The GHK-Cu Copper Peptide Serum with EGF continues to be very popular with our clients at Treat the Skin You’re in. It does an amazing job of fighting the signs of ageing and protecting the skin from further damage. Clients love how it helps them to achieve firmer and tighter skin. There have been one or two people that have struggled with the appearance of past damage in the form of brown spots, but I reassured them that it’s just a period of time and possibly a case of looking a bit worse before it gets better.
Things I’ve Noticed With The New And Improved Copper Peptide Formula
I’ve been using the new formula for about a month now and my skin feels noticeably thicker and with improved elasticity. I’ve also noticed that I have tighter skin on my face and neck. I also recently started taking Just For Tummies Omega 3 Fish Oils , so some of the improvement in condition may also be attributed to those working from within. As I’m typing this, I’m actually stopping to pinch the skin on my face, because I can feel such a difference. I definitely have tighter skin and it feels more dense.
Important Things To Note
There are two formulas of the Copper Peptide Serum. Formula l and Formula ll. It’s recommended that you start out on formula l for six months before progressing to the next formula. Formula ll has double the strength of the GHK-Cu than is in Formula l. It’s best to start out slowly and let your skin get used to Copper Peptides. You can then progress onto the stronger formula.
Here’s what one of our clients, Jane had to say about the old formula:
“I’ve used many well known actives for years and I’m sure this is doing something very different. I agree it’s difficult to describe, it’s as if I have more skin but in a good way, filled out and firm. My skin tone also suddenly improved, literally over night after about seven weeks, it just looks like younger skin. It’s easy and pleasant to use, but that seems irrelevant considering what it can do. I believe this can actually reverse ageing, not just slow it down or make you look a bit better. I feel that I’ve finally found the best anti-ageing product out there and will be able to wear my skin with pride for many more years to come. Biggest thank you to NCN!”
Here you can find out further information about – NCN GHK-Cu Copper Peptide Serum with EGF.
References – www.reverseskinaging.com Dr Loren Pickart