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Could anyone share with me the names of products that contain copper peptides? What kind of results did you get -- would you recommend the product? Thanks.
 

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No sorry. What does it do?
It's supposed to stimulate collagen production, increase skin elasticity, reduce wrinkles, even out skin blotchiness, and promote healing, i.e, scars and remove skin lesions. Sounds great.

 

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Yes Mari, I used copper peptides a while ago. I had a terrible experience with it and it made my skin look worse than ever! This can happen to a few people and wouldn't you know....

This is what I used: Copper Peptide Serum*-*NCN Professional Skincare - Anti Aging Skin Care Products That Makes Your Skin Look and Act Younger

The person who makes it there gives detailed instructions how to use it. Many people like to use it with their BabyQ and think the LED lights "push" the copper peptides into the skin. Whatever. It just made my skin look saggy, wrinkled and dried up. It took me a long time to get my skin back to where it looked good.

"Skin remodeling" entails breaking down old tissue and building up new. Retin-A and Vit C serum do the same. Why complicate things? But definitely look before you leap with this stuff - it isn't for amateurs, IMO!




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I never used copper peptides, and so was surprised that the serum that came with my BQ includes them.

They say that copper peptides cause the oxidation of Vitamin C and so their application should be separated by 12 hours or so.

I do not want to complicate things so I've put that copper serum aside and am sticking with the Vitamin C - because the benefits of Vitamin C at least are well-documented at this time.
 

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Ok, I won't go looking for the stuff -- I was thinking in terms of it removing scar tissue.

thanks so much for the info.
 

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From everything I've been reading copper peptides are effective IF your product contains the right kind of copper, for instance copper tripeptide-1 which is in Neutragena's Visibly Firm products. Osmotics copper also uses the right copper but is much more expensive. I've also read that sometimes with the copper your skin will get worse before it gets better if you have acne.
 

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How much scar tissue do you have to get rid of? I've read about copper peptides and skin needling and saw that people have had success with it. It's a lengthy process though...



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How much scar tissue do you have to get rid of? I've read about copper peptides and skin needling and saw that people have had success with it. It's a lengthy process though...
Not too much -- upper lip and forehead -- result of accidents I had as a child; they're more pronounced than some acne scarring because they required stitches. I read about a needling procedure but it sounded very involved. Strivectin?

(Note: I'm not using any smiley because of your sensitivity to them.)
 

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Oh, haha, the only smilie I had a problem with was the one that said "tard" and I see it is gone now....so go ahead and smilie me!

Don't know about Stri-vectin for scars...

Needling sounds worse that it is...Yep, tried that too...The theory is that it breaks the scar tissue up so that remodeling can occur. It's apparently been used a long time. When combined with retin-a or copper peptides it has gained a lot of buzz on other boards.

I have a scar over my eyebrow from a car accident as a child. I tried the needling thing, but frankly, with Retin-A & all the other stuff i do, the scar has faded on its own so that i can live with it. The ppl who do needling swear by it though.



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Is there any procedure you haven't tried, fawnie. My skin is looking better -- but I haven't been looking after it for some time, so it may be in shock and saying "yum".
 

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Yes, I have. Several products from SkinBiology.com. I was very pleased with them -- they did reduce my age/sun spotting, and made my skin smoother (referring to the crepey texture that hits us 50-somethings). I have almost run out of them and intend to order more. There's a wide range of strengths in these products -- the Super Cop can be very irritating, but they tell you clearly to work up to the stronger stuff, not start with it. The "starter" products didn't irritate my skin at all. Don't give up on trying copper peptides!
 

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Yes, I have. Several products from SkinBiology.com. I was very pleased with them -- they did reduce my age/sun spotting, and made my skin smoother (referring to the crepey texture that hits us 50-somethings). I have almost run out of them and intend to order more. There's a wide range of strengths in these products -- the Super Cop can be very irritating, but they tell you clearly to work up to the stronger stuff, not start with it. The "starter" products didn't irritate my skin at all. Don't give up on trying copper peptides!
Thanks so much for the info -- I'm going to look up their site.
 

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Yes, I have. Several products from SkinBiology.com. I was very pleased with them -- they did reduce my age/sun spotting, and made my skin smoother (referring to the crepey texture that hits us 50-somethings). I have almost run out of them and intend to order more. There's a wide range of strengths in these products -- the Super Cop can be very irritating, but they tell you clearly to work up to the stronger stuff, not start with it. The "starter" products didn't irritate my skin at all. Don't give up on trying copper peptides!
I would be careful using any products from SkinBiology. Please read another's experience with them:

"o true, Alley! I've had these flippin' products in and out of my cart too often lately because of this damn ingredient discrepancy. DS Labs needs to explain what's going on. This situation also reeks of my experience using Skinbiology's products whereby they would change or *tweak* the formulation of a product and then NOT tell you!!! I never want to go down that road ever, ever again! It took me MONTHS to repair the damage under my eyes because of their lack of disclosure, mislabeling, and overall negligence to inform their customers about formulation changes. Using my face as a *free* test subject without my knowledge or permission is downright unacceptable!!!! "



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