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Where to find Drugstore creams that contain peptides?
blue copper peptides
Where can I find real Copper Peptide creams? Are there any creams in my local drugstore that contain real copper peptides?
I've looked, but haven’t found any. I found creams that list the word peptides on the label but you have to read the ingredients to know that, and I don't know if that is the same thing?
Any suggestions? Thanks Jennifer.
Editor’s Note : Hi Jennifer,
There different types of peptides found in skin creams, the most popular is Matrixyl (listed as palmitoyl pentapeptid.)
You’ll find this ingredients in drugstore brand products like Oil of Olay.
But, when you add copper to a peptide – it becomes more effective and beneficial for the skin.
That's why drugstore brand creams like Neutrogena’s Visibly Firm Night Cream contains a small amount of this peptide. However, if you want the full effect, go for something stronger like NuGlow.
This company specializes in copper peptide creams and copper is listed in the top half of ingredient listing - which means it contains a higher concentration than most drugstore brands. And, they don't seem much more expensive than drugstore brands............which are not so cheap anymore!!
According to their website, they’ve developed a special form of copper peptide (patent pending) that uses an advanced delivery system that supposed to enhance skin absorption.
Plus, they're copper peptide eye cream contains anti-oxidants like CoQ10, vitamin E, and grapeseed extract. Along with some mild retinol.
According to studies, one of the main benefits of copper peptide is the ability to reduce inflammation – which is linked to premature skin aging. Dr. Perricone always talks about the damaging and aging effects inflammation has on the skin.
A quick story: A cat accidentally scratched my face (under my right eye on top of my cheek) pretty bad……..It was a deep scratch and was even bleeding.
After I cleaned the wound and let it close up a bit – I remembered a study I read about the benefits of copper peptide for wound healing, skin repair, and scar reduction.
So I started to apply a thick layer of the NuGlow copper peptide cream - formulated for the eye area – under my right eye every night.
Within a few weeks you could hardly see the scratch. And now, a few years later, you can’t see it at all and there is hardly any scarring.
If you look very closely (like my dermatologist did) you can see a faint white line. But I wonder how bad the scar would have been if I didn't use copper peptide cream to help it heal?
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