You could say DNA Age Delay Complex is my antidote to a damaged barrier, with the role of its clever molecules being two-fold: it regenerates skin cells to rebuild thin, fragile skin that results from a damaged barrier, whilst combatting chronological ageing; preserving the youthful look and vitality of one’s skin.
The correct pH balance is critical for skin health, as a protective film known as the acid mantle forms over the skin; inhibiting the growth of foreign bacteria and rendering the skin less vulnerable to attack from irritants. Balanced skin is somewhat acidic – falling into a range between pH 4.2 to pH 5.6 – but when out of balance, the barrier function becomes impaired, leaving skin prone to premature ageing, breakouts, infection, and inflammation.
Copper peptides, ions, and peptide proteins are all found naturally in our skin. These important molecules keep the skin’s pH levels in the acidic range, maintaining healthy skin. They also increase collagen synthesis, regulate copper levels, play a role in the skin’s inflammatory response, and activate reparative cells (fibroblasts), which encourage adult skin cells to perform similarly to youthful skin. As we age, these molecules are used up and not replaced.
Studies: Leyden et al. carried out a 12-week study on the face and eye cream containing GHK-Cu – a significant improvement of skin laxity, reduced lines, and depth of wrinkles were improved. Finkley et al. performed a 12-week study on 67 women and reported that when GHK-Cu cream was applied twice daily it d=significantly improved the appearance of ageing skin and an increase in skin density. The same study found that copper peptide GHK-Cu was non-toxic and non-irritating