Too much sun exposure without proper protection is the first cause of skin cancer and premature aging. With Ultraviolet radiation, cells risk DNA damage, which speeds up the natural aging process. The ultraviolet light in the sun's rays breaks down collagen and elastin in the skin, which helps it stay tight and wrinkle-free. Once these fibers break down, the skin can loosen and wrinkle. The more fragile skin does not spring back into shape, causing sagging. UV light exposure also causes white and dark spots on the skin, damaging the surface cells.
Using sunscreen to protect your skin is critical, and a mineral-based sunscreen is recommended over a chemical sunscreen. In addition to using sunscreen, there are four ways that Copper Peptides can protect your skin and restore damage from time in the sun.
1. Copper Peptides can repair sun-damaged skin by improving skin firmness and elasticity, reducing the appearance of fine lines and the depth of wrinkles, and reducing photodamage and skin spots.
2. The potent antioxidant properties of Copper Peptides protect collagen and guard cells against damage by reducing the concentration of free radicals in the skin, which helps combat accelerated signs of aging.
3. Copper Peptides protect cultured skin keratinocytes(the major cell type in the skin's deepest layer up to the skin's outermost layers) from lethal ultraviolet radiation. https://www.mdpi.com/2079-9284/5/2/29#B38-cosmetics-05-00029
4. Copper Peptides initiate the DNA repair process of sun-damaged skin. According to Dr. Suzanne Turner, a Cellular, Longevity, and Performance Medicine specialist and Vitali's Medical Advisor, "The research is being done now with copper peptides, especially with irradiated skin and radiation in general. When you are out in the sun, damage occurs to radiated skin. The presence of Copper Peptides initiates the DNA repair process. When fibroblasts, the repair cells of the skin, are exposed to radiation, they're then able to replicate themselves as well as fibroblasts not exposed to radiation."
Unlike other ingredients, which only work on the skin's surface, Copper Peptides can work at the cellular level protecting your skin and resetting your skin's genes for youth and health. Through subcutaneous injection and topical application, you can achieve these benefits with GHK-Cu (Copper Peptides). Penetration reports from our GHK-Cu provider have demonstrated that Vitali's topically applied GHK-Cu positively affects the stemness of fibroblast by getting into the cellular milieu.
Vitali’s Restoracell Products with Copper Peptides can help you maintain your beautiful, healthy skin this summer. It is important to apply them BEFORE sun exposure. Use it in the morning under sunscreen and bedtime when your skin goes into renewal mode. Applying Vitali's Hydration Boost & Primer with 100% Organic Squalane Oil before sunscreen adds additional protection from UV rays and helps prime the skin for sunscreen.