What are Copper Peptides? – The Ordinary Buffet vs Buffet + Copper Peptides 1%
I promised you guys a while ago that I was going to compare the ordinary buffet with the ordinary copper peptides and buffet one, But when I sat down to plan this video, I realized I can’t really talk about the difference between them without going a little bit Into detail about copper peptides in general. So this and these two is what we’re going to talk about today. Hi. I’m Doctor Anne. I’m a medical doctor with a passion for skincare that works. On this channel We explore the science behind skin and do quick reviews So you’ll learn to pick exactly those products that work for your individual skin concern. If this is something you’re interested in, please consider subscribing and ring the notification bell. I’m not going to go too much into detail about peptides in general. Why? Because I did a whole video on that that I’m going to link up in the cards, But in short: peptides are made up of amino acids, which are the building blocks of the cell, and different peptides have different functions in the skin, for example inhibit or Stimulate enzymes that improve wound healing or act as cell transmitters, Which is kind of a communication between cell and cell. The ones that are most commonly used in anti-aging skincare are usually ones that improve collagen production or Improve hydration. Now if you ask what copper peptides are, it’s actually pretty easy: Some peptides have a so-called metal affinity, which means they grab any metal that they come across and Bind to it really strongly. So if you combine a peptide and copper, those two link and from there go on hand-in-hand. So if a peptide binds to copper you get a copper peptide, and copper peptides have quite a lot of research behind them. They have shown to increase Collagen production, so they help in firming the skin – sounds pretty nice! The question is, are they downsides to using copper peptides? Well, it’s actually not that easy. The good thing is that there is no data in large studies that suggest that there is any adverse reaction to using copper peptides the way the manufacturer intended. If you do ingest a lot of copper peptides that will lead to diarrhea and other gastrointestinal Symptoms, but that should not occur if you use your skincare as advised by the manufacturer. There are however some Anecdotal reports of people that claim when they started using copper peptides, their skin didn’t get firmer but instead More saggy and lost elasticity, which sounds kind of strange, because we use it to firm the skin and then in return They make the skin lose elasticity. Is there an explanation to that? Yes, if you use too many copper peptides or anything copper inside your skin, You can trigger an enzyme which is called metalloproteinkinase, and this enzyme breaks down collagen, so overuse of copper peptides could lead to triggering an enzyme that actually destroys the collagen in your skin, Giving you the adverse effect of what you actually use the copper peptides for. I think the key with this is the terms: “Overuse” and “too much”. The Ordinary recommends that you use their buffet plus copper peptides morning and night a few drops. I’ve used it solely in the mornings without any problems and without my skin getting more saggy or losing firmness. Another thing that some people report are the occurrence of rashes and skin irritation, And I think it’s important to note once again that you can get allergic to anything that you put on your skin. I had no issues, It’s not a common thing, copper peptides are no common allergens, But if you of course react with a rash and irritation, stop using the product immediately, that should be a no-brainer. The third thing, and that can, Depending on what you want, be a good or a bad thing, is that copper peptides have shown to increase hair growth. Copper peptides stimulate skin cells, but they also stimulate the hair follicle, Which is great if you apply copper peptides around some areas where you have thinning hair, But is of course not what you want when you apply it to your face. I, being the fair blonde not very hairy woman that I am, had no issues, I did not see an increase in my peach fuzz, and it still is peach fuzz, But it is something to keep in mind that if you are someone that is really hairy or maybe have a medical condition or hormonal disbalance that makes you prone to hair growth on your face, that applying this one might worsen your situation. That being said, let’s see how the two compare. Probably the biggest difference in both is the price: the original Buffet one retails for around 15 euro, while the version with the copper peptides is at 29 euro, Which is round twice the price for the same amount of product. You can get a 60 millimeter one of this, which is of course a little cheaper, But you can only get thirty milliliters off the copper peptides. Packaged in a similar way, glass bottles with a dropper, But this one is UV protected. As you can see by the little that I have left, buffet is colorless and it’s pretty much without a scent while this one, let me quickly show you, is Smurf blue and has a kind of metallic scent, like smelling a penny or something like that, when you apply it to your skin. That doesn’t linger, but it’s something that you notice when you put it on your face. Both are very liquidy and leave a little bit of tackiness for around two to three minutes. This one feels a little richer, more gooey than this one, But just a little bit on my face. Another important difference is that the pH in this one is according to the ordinary website at a pH from 4.5 to 5, which means it’s exactly where the skin usually sits, and This one is more alkaline and ranges between 6 and 7. I don’t really think that this makes much of a difference when you apply it to your skin, but I just wanted to let you know. In terms of ingredients, the ingredient list in these two is actually pretty similar, with the exception that this one contains copper peptides, which will of course alter the concentration of the others. In both you get peptides from the matrixyl complex, you get Syn Tax as peptide as well as some fermented ingredients, humectants, And in this one you get one percent copper Peptides. Now if we talk results on the skin, because that is why you came here in the first place, I did apply these two split face, one half this one, one half this one for around 30 days, and I have to say I did not Notice a difference, not in hair growth, Not in skin firmness and not in any adverse reactions. But, and that’s the problem with skin care, the firmness of my skin is so hard to measure, Especially for me personally, by just looking in the mirror and maybe doing this one that I did not expect to see a difference. Peptides are preventative skin care and prevention is hard to measure. I Would probably need to apply This one to one half of my face for the next five years and then tell you in five years if this one aged better than this side. So I think Which one you actually choose comes down to two things. One: your budget. Because if you’re on a budget, pick this one. You get a nice blend of peptides and It’s half the money for the same amount. If you however are really struggling with loss of elasticity and a lot of hyperpigmentation, It might be worth Investing in the copper peptide one, because these copper peptides have shown to tackle these issues A little better than other peptides. But again, research is sparse on Peptides in general. I admit I personally have not decided which one I’m going to repurchase, But I know that one of them will stay in my routine. I’m going to link to a few more videos on the screen now that I think you might enjoy And I’m going to see you all very soon with another one. Bye!