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Five Best With Copper Peptides 2015

Five Best With Copper Peptides 2015

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Dry or Brittle Hair, Dry Skin, Dull Hair, Dull Skin, Fine Lines, Lip Lines, Sagging Skin, Thinning Hair & Shedding, Wrinkles
Reviewed by Marta April 2, 2015 6 Comments

Copper peptides are regarded as one of the most potent skin regeneration actives. Not only do they promote collagen and elastin, they actually remove any that is damaged. Copper is the key mineral in lysyl oxidase, an enzyme that weaves together collagen and elastin. Copper peptides even help hair grow by working on the follicle in two ways: increasing follicle cell proliferation and decreasing programmed follicle cell death. For more on copper, how it works and whether some of the urban myths about it hold up, please read my article, The Truth About Copper Peptides. I am always looking for new products that feature copper and with my new Five Best, I am pleased to select some recent finds, as well as endorse some former and well-deserved winners. Here’s my 2015 Five Best with Copper Peptides.

  • Medik8 Firewall

    Medik8 Firewall ($145 in the shop). Last year’s Five Best and a firm favorite for years is now even better. Medik8 has significantly upped the concentration of copper peptides in Firewall. Also given a formula boost is the peptide, Matrixyl 3000, and the antioxidant. Plus, there is liprochroman-6 and niacinamide. It comes in a snazzy, dual chamber bottle so that the copper is mixed with the other actives just before application. Medik8 Firewall is a very good skin firmer and a “pick-me-up” for the sagging pouches that appear at the sides of the mouth (well at least in my case).

  • Osmotics Blue Copper Prime

    Osmotics Blue Copper Prime ($138 in the shop). Osmotics has made a real breakthrough with Prime. At long last, the symptoms of menopause that result in thin, dry, sun-sensitive skin are getting some attention. Prime’s impressive heavy hitters include a “triple strength” copper peptide, a firming tetrapeptide, an epidermal growth factor and artichoke leaf. There’s also some vitamins and sodium hyaluronate. If your skin is as unpredictable as your emotions, then you could be ready for Prime.

  • Benir Beauty BV-9 Platinum Provectus Super Serum

    Benir Beauty BV-9 Platinum Provectus Super Serum ($249 in the shop). As one of reviewers said, Benir delivers in a big way. It has no less than seven peptides, including copper. Then there is Matrixyl 3000 and three different peptides for inhibiting expression lines. Combine all that with antioxidant-rich bee venom and there’s something to create some buzz about. Other useful ingredients include hyaluronic acid, green tea and soothing arnica.

  • Truth Vitality Advanced Complex

    Truth Vitality Advanced Complex ($49 in the shop). This is my own creation, TIA bestseller and a one-of-a-kind, all natural hair serum that uses copper peptides and vitamin B5 as the active ingredients to stimulate healthy hair growth and reduce shedding. The proprietary copper peptide complex made from a blend of amino acids and copper chloride is effective at restoring the hair, while being gentle on the scalp and kind to chemically treated hair.

  • Kenneth Mark MD Antioxidant Hydrating Cream

    Kenneth Mark MD Antioxidant Hydrating Cream ($120 in the shop). This serum contains the powerful antioxidant astaxanthin, along with potent collagen boosters, copper peptides, minerals, vitamin A, two forms of vitamin C, alpha lipoic acid and superoxide dismutase. Parabens slightly spoil what is otherwise a fabulous formula.

  • February 12, 2016

    by Margaritta


    I have tried to grow my hair for the last 2 years but it will not grow long and it is going gray

  • December 18, 2015

    by artemis

    Need to rid ingridents that are carcingenic, cancerous such as sodium PCA

  • August 1, 2015

    by Marta

    Hi Robert, if you were to search the website, you will find plenty of reviews for Skin Biology going back a few years ago. While some community members liked them, others (myself included) found them very harsh and not very effective. Over the years we have found much better copper peptide products for skincare. And for hair growth, we make our own copper peptide serum (Truth Vitality Advanced Complex).

  • August 1, 2015

    by robert

    does anyone know about skin biology products? a dr. prithart uses copper peptides in his formulas also. I used his products but fail to see any good results. I only had luck with his hair signals lotion. any advice would be appreciated.

  • April 2, 2015

    by Marta

    Hi SherLee, I haven't tried it, but the ingredients list looks good for the price: Water, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Biotin, Propylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol

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