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Stretch mark treatments and copper peptides

June 24, 2008 Reviewed by Marta 4 Comments
The only thing I can say with any authority is that there are no quick fixes for stretch marks. I was recently asked if I knew of anything that might work and my best offer at this stage is copper peptides. If it does work (and I can't offer any personal experience) then it is likely to be over a period of months (four to six). I can say, however, that I have had really good results with Skin Biology's Super Cop 2X ($29.95 for 0.5oz) for deep wrinkles and (working with Suki's Skin Brightening Cream) on fading sun spots.

Skin Biology says that the best combo for stretch marks is its LacSal Cream ($17.95 for 1.7oz) with 10% hydroxy acids, followed by Super Cop 2X. The LacSal helps to exfoliate the damaged cells and Super Cop's copper peptides repair. There is a ton of clinical evidence that copper peptides are extremely effective at repairing scar tissue.

I have read of women who have overdone the procedure by using a deep peel before the copper peptides causing painful peeling followed by long-lasting scabs. So the advice would be to stick to a fairly mild hydroxy acid.

I'll keep researching alternative stretch mark treatments. In the meantime, the full ingredients of Super Cop are:  Purified water, copper peptides (hydrolyzed soy protein and copper
chloride), squalane, ethylhexyl palmitate, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100
stearate, cupric chloride, carthamus tinctorius seed (safflower) oil,
cetyl alcohol, PPG-2 myristyl ether propionate, stearic acid, salicylic
acid, glycine, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, propylene glycol (and)
diazolidinyl urea (and) methylparaben (and) propylparaben, allantoin,
polysorbate 20, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, tocophersolan
(Vitamin E), aloe barbadensis leaf juice (aloe vera) gel, fragrance,
retinyl palmitate, menthol, camphor, mixed (alpha, beta, gamma, delta)
tocopherols, mixed (alpha, beta, gamma, delta) tocotrienols, ubiquinone

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  • July 8, 2017

    by Marta

    Hi Lynda, the best way to treat stretch marks is like scars. Exfoliate, repair and soften. Use a retinol cream to exfoliate and a cream with dimethicone to soften the tissue and build new skin with collagen building ingredients, such as Skin 2 Skin Anti-sagging or Definsa53.

  • July 6, 2017

    by Lynda

    Hi all. I've never used copper peptides before & I doubt I'll start now. My concern is for my 19 year old daughter. She's recently gotten horrible stretch marks on the top of her hips/lower back and on her thighs, the insides being the worst, huge red, deep nasty things. She hasn't gained weight rapidly. She's 5'7 weighs 120 soaking wet after Thanksgiving dinner & besides the "usual" teenage stress, she's healthy & as happy as a 19 year old girl can be, I suppose. Until this. She's absolutely mortified. I haven't the right answers for her, I have stretch marks from having 3 kids but they never bothered me much. She's been using the typical clueless mom fix - vitamin E oil & Cocoa butter with zero results over the last 2 months or so. Would these products be safe for her to use? & I've read about the different regimines & will admit that I'm very confused. Can anyone offer any advice? She NEEDS results & I need to not lose my mind over her losing her mind over her stretch marks. Would prefer that my entire bank account not be lost in the process either. lol Thanks in advance!

  • July 20, 2015

    by Hoa nguyen

    Super cop it sehr good

  • February 28, 2009

    by Jenni

    What really worked for my stretchmarks was a product called <a href="" rel="nofollow">Stretch Renew</a>. It took about 4 months before I really started seeing improvements, but by the end of a year they were almost completely gone.

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