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How does copper peptide affect the skin?

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Studies have shown that copper peptide promotes the production of collagen and elastin in your skin. It also acts as an antioxidant and promotes production of glycosaminoglycans (such as hyaluronic acid).

Studies have also shown that copper-dependent enzymes help firm, smooth, and soften the skin quicker than most other anti-aging skin care products. In addition, copper peptides have been shown to remove damaged collagen and elastin from the skin and scar tissue.

Be wary of these claims, however, since the effects on your skin may be far less than is seen in laboratory testing.

From: Understanding Skin Care Products WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  American Academy of Dermatology.  WebMD Feature: "Nutrients for Healthy Skin: Inside and Out".

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on January 11, 2017

SOURCES:  American Academy of Dermatology.  WebMD Feature: "Nutrients for Healthy Skin: Inside and Out".

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on January 11, 2017

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