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Does Copper from Copper Peptide Products Enter the Bloodstream? Very little copper from copper peptide skin products penetrates through the skin (and even still this produces beautiful cosmetic results). Tests of copper peptide products have found that only about 0.1% or less of copper passes through the skin. In contrast, fatty molecules penetrate the skin much more easily.
One small two-week study of Skin Biology's Protect & Restore Cream found no changes in blood copper levels, or any other significant blood chemistry changes, when the product was applied twice daily (4 grams per day) for two weeks on six persons with irritated skin.
In summary, normal use of a copper peptide products might possibly result in a very small uptake of copper. For example, if one used 2 grams of product daily that contained 2 milligrams of copper, and if the skin uptake was at 0.1% penetration, this would introduce about 0.002 milligrams of copper into your body. If penetration through the skin was as high as 1%, your body uptake would still be about 0.02 milligrams or 1% of the RDA for copper.
This is one very small study using our copper peptides that shows that very little copper itself enters the body. So using copper peptides daily for the care of skin adds a negligible amount of copper to the body.
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What is the “Soy Peptide” Used in Skin Biology Products?
The soy peptide used is hydrolyzed soy protein derived from soybeans and broken down by water to form a complex with copper. These soy proteins are not genetically modified. Hydrolyzed soy protein is not harmful. He adds, "When mixed with copper-chloride less than 1 in 10 trillion of the copper chloride molecules remain as copper chloride.”
Is copper-chloride dangerous? “No. Cupric chloride, formulated as it is in our products, is very tightly bound to the peptides... We only use pure soy protein that is partially hydrolyzed to produce peptides of 200 to 700 molecular weight. Then this material is further purified to remove any non-peptide material". This type of solution has been used for many years in cosmetics without detrimental effects.
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What Are True Copper Peptides?
Copper peptides are small protein fragments that can bind copper ions and when used in topical cosmetic products they result in very positive actions for skin rejuvenation. Both Dr. Pickart's original discovery of GHK (glycyl-l-histidyl-l-lysine) and the second generation products are considered copper peptides.
Why aren't copper peptides better known? The amazing spectrum of positive copper peptide actions has been supported by over 80 laboratories and published in journals. But new ideas have a difficult time establishing themselves especially when trying to replace entrenched myths or hype found in the cosmetic industry.
What do real copper peptides do? Copper peptides were invented by biochemist Loren Pickart and have been found to help repair the appearance of past damage, block further damage, and improve skin hydration. Skin Biology's advanced copper peptides deliver a lifted, tightened look while visibly reducing the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles. The result of over five decades of research, Dr. Pickart's copper peptides visibly increase skin elasticity, fade unsightly imperfections such as blemishes, and give stunning effects on hair beauty and luster.