Copper Peptide (GHK-Cu) has recently become one of the most raved-about skin care ingredients, and for a good reason. Occurring naturally in your skin's cells, it promotes the natural growth of proteins, which are the building blocks of your skin. Copper Peptides are proven to stimulate rapid production of collagen and fibroblast, improve skin firmness and elasticity, repair fine lines and improve the structure of aging skin.
At Vitali, we love that our customers have experienced significant benefits from this beautiful blue peptide. And while it is clear that Copper Peptides are a special Pro-Aging ingredient, we take a multi-ingredient approach to skin care. We believe that the skin care products that our customers invest in should contain multiple active and effective natural ingredients that work together to improve the health and beauty of their skin.
For that reason, we included a second peptide in the serum, Palmitoyl Tripeptide 1 (w/o copper) which is a fatty acid-linked peptide that has been shown to help repair visible skin damage and strengthen the skin’s underlying supportive elements. It’s categorized as a “messenger peptide” because of its ability to “tell” skin how to look better, specifically regarding reducing the appearance of sun damage like wrinkles and rough texture. In addition, some research has shown that this peptide has similar benefits to retinol.
Along with peptides, the superstar ingredient Giant Sea Kelp (Macrocystis Pyrifera) is a key ingredient in the Stem Cell Awakening Serum. This great treasure from the water is a rich source of vitamins and minerals and can detoxify, stimulate, moisturize, and regulate the tone and texture of the skin. Having a lot of toxins alive in your skin can make you look dull and lifeless. The Sea Kelp in the serum can help draw out excess fluid, dead cells, and toxins which will make your skin smoother.
Our Giant Sea Kelp was carefully hand-harvested off the coast of Vancouver Island before being extracted to include in the serum.
Giant Sea Kelp, like Copper Peptide, plays a significant role in Pro-Aging. It helps support cellular energy production and thus promotes skin cell renewal. And while Copper Peptides stimulate the production of new collagen, Sea Kelp slows the decline of collagen and helps to keep the skin elastic and smooth. It can also brighten the skin and reduce hyperpigmentation.
The other great benefit to using Giant Sea Kelp is that it is one of the most sustainable ingredients due to its incredible rate of growth (up to 1 ft per day) and very low ecological impact in harvesting.
Silk Amino Acids are the building blocks of silk protein, so they are easily absorbed into the skin. Because they are high in sericin, they have a large capacity to absorb water and may also form a soft and smooth film on the skin's surface, protecting the skin from damage and dehydration.
Silk has been shown to prevent damage from ultraviolet radiation and inhibits the formation of excess melanin in the skin, helping prevent the appearance of dark spots and freckles.
A less well-known healing natural ingredient found in the Restoracell Serum is Allantoin. It is extracted from the root of the comfrey plant and is a non-irritating ingredient that soothes and has been shown to protect the skin.
“Allantoin can improve skin dullness,” according to Ava Shamban, MD, a dermatologist based in Beverly Hills who specializes in wrinkle reduction and other aesthetic skin care procedures. “ In addition, Allantoin promotes cell proliferation and supports overall remodeling,” she explains.
"If the skin is stressed by the usual and customary list of offenders, then it is going to try to repair itself instead of having more cells turn over," she explains. "We want the epidermis to constantly exfoliate itself and have more cells be produced because that's how you get a faster transit time of the epidermal cells. As people get older, the transit time from the base layer of the epidermis to the top layer takes longer, and the skin is stressed, which are some of the causes of dull, dry skin, too. So Allantoin is going to help with that cell proliferation."
With the ability to help heal the skin and stimulate the growth of new tissues, Allantoin is an excellent complement to Copper Peptides for keeping skin healthy and vibrant.
While I have focused on the high-performing active and natural ingredients comprising the Skin Awakening Serum, I will be sharing similar information on our other products in the future. We think it is important that you understand, value, and feel confident and excited about what you are putting on your skin.