We experience smooth and evenly toned skin in our youth.  Our faces have not been overly subjected to the harsh rays of the sun and enviornment.  As we go through life our complexion pays the price of living on Planet Earth, usually in the form of age spots, broken capillaries, large pores, hyper-pigmentation and loss of collagen and elastin.  And ultimately, that beautiful skin may look dull, lack luster and wrinkled.

There are many ingredients on the market today that can counteract the ravages of heredity and copper peptideenvironmental damage.  One of the most effective is ingredient is the peptide.  In the 1990’s, scientists harnessed the power of these tiny amino-acid bonds in the lab, to include them in products that, when applied to the skin, send messages to damaged or weakened skin and help repair cells and boost the production of collagen.  Peptides help produce the collagen and elastin that keeps her skin looking supple, which declines as we age.

Peptides, a type of amino acid, are naturally found in the skin.  They encourage the production of collagen and elastin to maintain healthy skin cells and give a plumper, more elastic look because they can dictate to skin cells how to repair themselves and function properly. Think of peptides as collagen-stimulators and skin problem-solvers without the need for injury or inflammation.

Since the aging process causes a natural decline of peptides in the skin, synthetic versions found in serums and creams help strengthen collagen and elastin levels. The smaller the chain of peptides in a product, the more impact there is on collagen production because collagen is made of proteins that are bonded together with peptides. Using peptides on the skin makes the skin think it is experiencing a breakdown of collagen internally and therefore prompts the body to make more collagen.

Copper Peptide:  Thirty years ago, scientists discovered that a naturally occurring peptide bound to copper could speed up healing and help repair tissue after surgery. And since wrinkles and sun damage can be considered injuries to the skin’s structure, they could be especially useful for treating signs of aging. 

Researchers confirmed that copper peptides ramp up collagen production in the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Since then, many manufacturers have formulated anti-aging products that follow suit. 

The medicinal properties of copper peptides can be especially useful after dermatological treatments such as laser resurfacing and chemical peels, which are basically, controlled skin injuries.  Also, after a searing sunburn, copper peptide works great to repair the ‘burned’ skin. Copper Peptide stimulates your body’s own natural production of collagen, especially after being ‘wounded’.  A reminder:  When using Copper Peptide, do not use Vitamin C at the same time.  They seem to counteract the effects of the other.

Over time the skin will start to look more plump, brighter, tighter and smoother, which is a direct result of the increase in collagen. But beware: This doesn’t happen overnight and can take at a while to see a difference in the skin.  A rule of thumb is to use at least two bottles worth of a product on a daily basis before you make a judgment as to its’ efficacy.

When you couple potent product ingredients like peptides, with the toning and tightening effects of a Bellanina Facelift Massage, the results are far reaching!