You could say DNA is the antidote to an impaired barrier function, with the role of its clever molecules being two-fold: it regenerates your 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 your skin’s health, a protective film known as the acid mantle inhibits the growth of foreign bacteria and rendering it 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 the skin prone to ageing, breakouts, infection, and inflammation.
Copper peptides, ions, and peptide proteins are all found naturally in our skin. These important molecules keep pH levels within the acidic range, maintaining skin health. They also increase collagen synthesis, regulating copper levels, whilst playing a role in your skin’s inflammatory response, and activate fibroblasts – which encourage adult skin cells to perform similarly to youthful skin. As we age, these molecules are used up and not replaced, which is why it is important to keep replenishing them.
Studies: Leyden et al. carried out a 12-week study on the face cream containing GHK-Cu – a significant improvement of skin laxity, reduced lines, and wrinkle depth was improved and an increase in skin density.