GHK-Cu (Copper peptide)
A treatment for your skin is a peptide called GHK-Cu Copper Peptide Complex, which contains a combination of copper peptides and amino acids. This peptide is a natural compound that is effective in the treatment of skin ageing.
The reason why this peptide is effective in reducing fine lines and wrinkles is because it stimulates collagen production in the skin. Collagen production is the primary cause of fine lines and wrinkles, and it plays a significant role in keeping our skin firm and elastic. By stimulating collagen production, your skin will also become more firm and elastic, which means that the lines and wrinkles on your skin will fade away.
Another reason that this peptide is very effective is that it inhibits the enzyme that causes the production of hyaluronic acid. This is the primary component of your skin’s ability to retain moisture, but because of ageing at the level of hyaluronic acid on your skin decreases. By inhibiting the enzyme that causes the production of hyaluronic acid, the skin cells will absorb moisture from your body and then become more firm.
Molecular Formula: C28H52CuN12O8
Molecular Weight: 748.3 g/mol
Physical Appearance: White Lyophilised Solid
Form: Sterile Filtered White Lyophilized
Solubility: Water Soluble
Storage: Peptides should be refrigerated at 4˚C or below for a period of up to 3 months. To prolong the life span of the peptides they may be placed in a freezer for up to 12 months. Once reconstituted peptides should be refrigerated/stored at 4˚C for up to 30 days.
“GHK Peptide as a Natural Modulator of Multiple Cellular Pathways in Skin Regeneration” Volume 2015 ,Article ID 648108 . Loren Pickart, Jessica Michelle Vasquez-Soltero and Anna Margolina