13 Dec GHK-Cu Copper Peptide – LESS IS MORE, stronger is not better!
GHK-Cu Copper Peptide: Isn’t stronger better?
I’ve been using copper peptide since I was 45 years old; I’ll be 65 in January (2019). I LOVE copper peptide and what it’s done for my skin. In fact, it’s the reason I started NCN Professional SkinCare in the first place.
What I have learned, and this is important – less is more when it comes to copper peptide. As a lot of you know, I was a reseller for several years of another company who formulates copper peptide. I decided to make my own formulas because the other companies formulas were too strong for too many people. Using too much of a strong CP isn’t better. Cross hatching can occur under the eyes, (our instructions say not to use it around your eye area) and skin can sag if it’s being replaced by new cells too rapidly. In all the years I’ve had my own formulas, I’ve had 3 people tell me they had issues; they didn’t follow the instructions for using it. Copper Peptide works from the inside out pushing damaged skin to the surface. The Centella Asiatica I have in my formulas ensures that damage is healed before it comes to the surface. It was the same with the plant based EGF I use to use prior to Centella Asiatica. Centella Asiatica reaches deeper into the dermis than EGF, and that’s why I made the change.
Formula II is 1% GHK-Cu. Anything over 1% can be iffy unless you’re just spot treating a scar or stretch mark only. It’s very important to use Formula I (which has ½ the amount of GHK-Cu Copper Peptide in it) first, and when the bottle is used up, you can move on to Formula II. Even my Formula I can improve scars (including ice pick type scars) and stretch marks. GHK-Cu Copper Peptide is a powerful ingredient; it should only be used once a day.
Recently, I’m getting a lot of emails asking about the percents in my two formulas. I’m hoping that people aren’t looking for the strongest percent because less is truly more when it comes to using copper peptide.