An ancient ingredient within the skincare industry; the element ‘Copper’ has been acknowledged for increasing skin’s youthfulness for thousands of years.
Now, with Biochemist Dr. Loren Pickart’s findings, plus a selection of additional evidence proving the benefits of copper-based skincare in-hand, we can identify that this common metal does help to combat the signs of ageing, especially when applied as a leave-on treatment, e.g. a serum or cream.
What are the benefits of copper-based skincare?
During his research, Pickart discovered that GHK – a copper-binding peptide found in younger blood, promoted healthy activity. After this evidence was established, the Biochemist further investigated to identify that the addition of GHK-copper in a skincare regime has the ability to improve elasticity, reduce hyperpigmentation, increase firmness, minimise wrinkles and heal the complexion.
It’s no surprise that the skincare industry has therefore utilised this revolutionary mineral and introduced it as a staple ingredient, specifically within anti-ageing/firming regimes.
How is copper featured in the Super Facialist Hyaluronic Acid range?
Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, an ingredient featured within all six of our newly-launched Hyaluronic Acid Firming products, is the result of a yeast (Saccharomyces) fermenting in the presence of ions. At this stage the yeast is extracted, resulting in a copper peptide.
The good news is, copper is considered a low-risk heavy metal (unlike alternatives, like silver), as it is easily metabolized by the body, causing a much lower risk of toxicity.
When combined with hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, this mineral helps to promote collagen production and develop elastin, strengthening the skin and improving general health.
Do you have any leave-on treatments?
Our Hyaluronic Acid Day Cream combines Shea Butter, UV filters and scientifically-proven skin firmers to protect skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles simultaneously; while our Hyaluronic Acid Night Cream helps tone, re-texturise and plump the complexion, promoting cellular renewal while you sleep.
For more intense results, apply our supercharged Hyaluronic Acid Serum as a first-step, which combines a high potency firming peptide with moisture-boosting ingredients.