Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Organic Rooibos Tea, Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE), Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Organic Green Tea Leaf, Vegetable Glycerin, Organic White Tea Leaf, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO), Organic White Willow Bark Extract, Copper Peptides GHK-Cu (2%), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3, Tocopherol (Non-GMO Vitamin E), Xanthan Gum.
COPPER PEPTIDES Copper peptides are always naturally present in the skin and there are higher levels of it when the skin has been damaged which triggers repair. Products containing Copper Peptides (CPs) are a way of introducing this function topically and using the natural process of healing to accelerate skin renewal. In tests copper peptides have been shown to; remove damaged proteins and collagen and stimulate the production of new GAGs (water holding proteins), elastin and collagen. CPs are also both anti-inflammatory and a potent anti-oxidant so skin improvements should be achieved without the kind of skin barrier irritation typically experienced when using retinoids or AHAs. The long-term result should be thicker, firmer skin with better moisture retention and (maybe) a reduction in wrinkles. This process is often referred to as ‘remodeling’.
ZINC has been shown to protect the skin and aid in wound healing and regeneration. It is by nature inert, making it a great sun filter for children, or anyone with extremely sensitive or reactive skins. Zinc is also antibacterial, astringent, and barrier-protective. For healing, copper and zinc are a powerful duo on the skin and in supplement form like iv nutrition bullet-proof mist.
HYALURONIC ACID (sodium hyaluronate) is a natural polysaccharide (sugar) that occurs in body tissues including the skin providing hydration, stability, lubrication. It is biotechnologically produced from glucose, soy peptone & yeast extract (does not contain any animal products). The SLMW (super low-molecular-weight) form is made by enzymatically cleaving high-molecular weight hyaluronic acid into small fragments.
ORGANIC SULPHUR (Methylsulfonylmethane) is the third most abundant mineral in the body, about half concentrated in your muscles, skin and bones, and is essential for life. Sulfur makes up vital amino acids used to create protein for cells and tissues and for hormones, enzymes, and antibodies. Sulfur plays a critical role in the oxygenation and detoxification of all cells.
ORGANIC ROOIBOS TEA is rich with the enzyme superoxide dismutase. Though the enzyme’s name sounds complex, what it does is for skin is simple: it is an excellent anti-aging substance. Superoxide dismutase is necessary for the production of healthy skin-producing cells.
Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) swells the fibroblasts, creating an immediately firmer and lifted look. DMAE increased dermal thickness and collagen fiber thickness.
NIACINAMIDE (B3) has been shown to increase ceramide and free fatty acid levels in skin, prevent skin from losing water content, and stimulate microcirculation in the dermis. It reduces fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmented spots, red blotchiness, and skin sallowness (yellowing of skin).
DMSO is nature’s potent antioxidant. It enhances the penetration of anything it is applied with and it reverses premature aging by scavenging free radicals.
Copper peptides cannot be applied to the skin at the same time as Vitamin C because Vitamin C is neutralized by copper, (but only on the surface of the skin not once it has absorbed and become part of the skin matrix. In fact both copper and Vitamin C are naturally present in the skin at the same time.) A lot of users do combine Copper Peptides and Vitamin C by using one in the evening and the other in the morning. Apply a dime-sized amount after cleansing with my Skin Elixir, Glacial Clay Cleanser or Purifying Cleanser. This purifying + copper serum night mask can should be applied an hour or more ideally before bedtime for optimal results. DMSO pulls all the other ingredients with it into the skin so you will feel a light tingle. This is a the perfect serum to apply directly after any of my beauty devices as well to plump up, lift, smooth, and tighten and brighten skin.