Copper Tripeptide-1

Matrixyl™ 3000 + Copper Tripeptide = a proven restoration compound for mature & damaged skin.

Copper Tripeptide-1 (also known as GHK-Cu) is a naturally occurring molecule in our body, comprised of three amino acids bonded with one copper ion. This small molecule regulates multiple regenerative and protective processes in the human body, and is especially acclaimed for its ability to promote scarless wound healing, protect skin cells, accelerate the repair of damaged skin fibers, and stimulate collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid by skin fibroblasts. It is also known to possess a powerful antioxidant & anti-inflammatory properties, making it a key ingredient in the battle against photo-damage.

How Copper Tripeptide-1 Works

Copper Tripeptide-1 works as a peptide messenger – a small molecule that can bind to different types of cells and deliver a unique message to each particular cell. For example, when Copper Tripeptide binds to fibroblast cells, it sends a message to activate the genes that are responsible for the production of new collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Copper Tripeptide also works as a powerful antioxidant that can deactivate free radicals and protect skin cells from UV-induced damage. Numerous studies demonstrated the ability of Copper Tripeptide to increase secretion of important growth factors such as FGF, TGF-β3, and VEGF. Consequently, Copper Tripeptide boosts the activity of fibroblast cells, keratinocytes and endothelial cells. This results in collagen regeneration, stronger skin barrier and improved blood circulation in the skin. [2]

With age our skin produces significantly less Copper Tripeptide, therefore daily application is necessary to keep it active and healthy. Repeated clinical studies suggest that Copper Tripeptide-1 is able to:

  • Tighten loose skin and reverse thinning of aged skin
  • Repair protective skin barrier proteins
  • Improve skin firmness, elasticity, and clarity
  • Reduce fine lines, depth of wrinkles, and improve structure of aged skin
  • Smooth rough skin
  • Reduce photo-damage, mottled hyperpigmentation, skin spots and lesions
  • Improve overall skin appearance
  • Stimulate wound healing
  • Protect skin cells from UV radiation
  • Reduce inflammation and free radical damage

[2] Pickart, Loren, and Anna Margolina. “Regenerative and protective actions of the GHK-Cu peptide in the light of the new gene data.” International journal of molecular sciences 19.7 (2018): 1987.

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