Copper is a metal alloy that is actually necessary for your health. While traces of this mineral can keep you healthy on the inside, copper peptides can help to keep the body healthy on the outside and particularly the largest organ in the body, the skin.

What Are Copper Peptides?

While copper peptides are a naturally occurring complex found in blood and urine, most copper peptides used in skin care products are synthetically produced, but do contain the metal alloy copper necessary for health.

Copper peptides are known to help smooth and soften skin. They are also essential in the promotion of collagen and elastin and act as anti-oxidants to help fight free radicals which contributes to aging.

Known for their wound healing properties, copper peptides can do a lot for healing your skin.

Copper Peptides for Acne Scars

Copper Peptides are often used to help fade acne scars. Used alone in certain skin care creams, they can overtime help to fade the appearance of acne scars.

However, you will need to be patient when using copper peptides to fade acne scars as it could take some time to see results.

When used with tissue remodeling chemical peels or dermaroller needling, copper peptides can help to make to make a huge improvement in acne scars and even completely heal smaller shallower scars.

Copper Peptides for Wrinkles

Copper peptides do work well to help prevent and fade wrinkles for a couple of very good reasons. First, because they help to stimulate collagen and elastin production which is essential in keeping those wrinkles at bay.

Second, because they also perform as an anti-oxidant which defends your skin from those free radicals which is one of the major causes of premature fine lines and wrinkles.

Of course just how those copper peptides will help to fade and prevent wrinkles will depend on the actual amount of them contained in your skin care products.

Some products simply don’t have enough copper peptide for this ingredient to successfully do what it is supposed to do.

For more information, you can read our article on the best copper peptide serums as well as our review on the best face creams with peptides.

Copper Peptides for Stretch Marks

Copper peptides are also being hailed as a “cure” or at least a treatment for stretch marks. While there is some evidence that using skin creams with copper peptides can strengthen the skin and may help prevent the formation of some stretch marks, there really is no evidence that they can completely remove stretch marks entirely.

Some users of products containing this ingredient do report that given several months, copper peptides do help to fade stretch marks and even skin tone which helps to make those stretch marks less noticeable.

Choosing the Best Copper Peptides Skin Care Products

While copper peptides can do a lot for your skin’s health and keep it looking younger and healthier, you do need to keep in mind that just because a product says it contains copper peptides doesn’t mean that it will work the way it should.

You may have to try several different products to find the one that contains the right amount of copper peptides as well as other skin nourishing ingredients to get the best results possible.