Copper peptides are one of several potential antiaging ingredients that you can add to your skin care arsenal. Not only might copper peptides help protect your skin from new damage, but the University of Maryland Medical Center reports that it can also help repair your skin, making it potentially effective against wrinkles and discoloration.
Neutrogena Visibly Even Cream
Neutrogena's Visibly Even line offers two copper peptide-boosted creams. One is intended for general facial use and the other is intended for the thin, delicate skin around your eyes. The former has "good antioxidants," reports antiaging expert Paula Begoun in her book, "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me." The latter also contains antioxidants and emollients that are ideal for skin conditions ranging from dry to normal.
Neova Creme De La Copper
Neova's moisturizing cream contains a proprietary copper peptide complex. The heavy moisturizer is intended for mature, dry skin conditions. Some of the emollients are sourced from natural ingredients, like castor seed oil, sweet almond oil and jojoba seed oil. Additional active ingredients, including bioflavonoids and marine-sourced minerals, may also help rejuvenate your skin's condition and keep it healthy.
Serious Skin Care A-Copper Oil Control Cream
Serious Skin Care's oil-control cream may help absorb excess oil, potentially leaving your skin feeling more matte and looking less shiny. It contains copper sulfate for anti-wrinkle treatment and prevention. It also contains basic emollients and humectants to help draw moisture to your skin and lock it in for a more hydrated, plumper look. Begoun notes that some antioxidants are also added. These may help nourish and protect your skin even further.
Isomers Copper-P Concentrate Serum
The intensive antiaging treatment from Isomers includes peptides—Begoun specifically liked that it contains the anti-wrinkle palmitoyl oligopeptide—and trace copper minerals. Its antioxidants may help reduce the appearance of fine lines, while silicone fills in and smooths pores and wrinkles for an instantly smoother, albeit temporary, appearance.
- "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me"; Paula Begoun; 2009
- Neova: Creme De La Copper
- University of Maryland Medical Center: Skin Wrinkles