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The Effect of Human Peptide
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New Data of the Cosmeceutical
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Certain Copper Compounds
Scientific Reports (2016)

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in Neuroblastoma Cells
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GHK Peptide as a
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What Is Eczema?


A symptom of eczema or atopic dermatitis is red, scaling, itchy and bumpy skin; sufferers struggle to find safe, effective treatment for dryness and sensitivity.

Affecting around three percent of adults, afflicted skin often develops an itchy rash as the immune system overreacts in response to irritants, detergents, cold temperatures, prolonged wetness as well as many cosmetic products.

Frequent scratching can lead to local darkening and hardening of the skin and possibly pockets of oozing or swelling.

Avoid Irritants!


If you have eczema, the primary concern should be reducing contact with irritants.

Surprisingly, many cosmetic products that are supposed to improve your skin contain artificial dyes, perfumes and detergents that can make eczema even worse.

Another aggravating factor is frequent washing, especially with hot water and alkaline soaps. Harsh alkaline soaps shift the acid balance of the skin, delay skin cell turnover and reduce beneficial bacteria that keep bad germs away.

Many so-called "anti-aging" creams contain detergents that cause swelling of the skin’s proteins, creating an immediate illusion of wrinkle reduction. But this swelling can further weaken the skin’s protective barrier, making eczema even worse.

Exotic plants and new “miracle” ingredients that are foreign to your skin’s biology can further exacerbate eczema symptoms. If red, itchy patches appear on your skin, you may want to also avoid paraben preservatives and strong fragrances. Once the cause of irritation is found, you may need to find a product that can help with symptoms until the sensitivity reaction goes away.

Will Moisturizers Help?

Moisturizers and emollients provide temporary relief by softening a dry and cracked upper skin layer, thereby preventing further cracking. However, they need to be constantly re-applied, and it would be better to address the cause of the problem.

Many moisturizers wet the skin too much, loosening protective keratinous scales and creating new entrance for irritants. Petrolatum can slow down skin cell turnover and delay barrier restoration.

Many moisturizers contain artificial perfumes which aggravate the allergic response seen in eczema breakouts.

A Unique Approach


Just as many factors can exacerbate eczema, there are many methods that can help your skin to heal.

Assisting your skin’s natural defenses is the best way of dealing with many skin conditions.

Truly mild soaps provide gentle cleansing that very inflamed skin needs. However, many so called "mild" soaps possess a high alkalinity of pH 9.5-11. These alkaline cleansers deplete the natural acid that protects skin while also extracting protective lipids (fats).

Use mild facial cleansers with a pH from 5.5 to 7 that restore the acid balance of the skin. A slightly acidic pH of 5.5 is healthy for the outer layer of skin.

There is no better moisturizer for eczema skin than pure natural healing oils such as squalane (a natural component of skin’s sebum) and hypoallergenic and odorless Emu oil. Squalane safely softens the skin and protects it from environmental assaults while Emu oil is high in Omega fatty acids.

Emu Oil is an ancient healing remedy used by Australian indigenous people to treat wounds, insect bites and inflamed sores. Natural oils provide a coating that moisturizes irritated skin while being very gentle. Apply those healing oils as a thin layer after taking a bath or a shower to trap moisture. Use them any time of the day when your skin feels dry. In addition, apply a thin coat of copper-peptides based product. This easy routine will save your skin from discomfort and unattractive rash and swelling.

Copper-peptides supply nutritional copper to the skin which is then used by over a dozen important skin enzymes. Because of this, they efficiently improve skin’s barrier, reduce inflammation and speed up cell turnover.

Copper peptides improved the skin barrier in four independent studies by world renowned dermatologists at leading universities. In addition, research indicates that the copper peptide GHK-Cu discovered by Dr. Pickart in 1973 may help by regulating your skin’s genes while a study in 2009 demonstrated that GHK increased the proliferative potential of epidermal stem cells.

It was also shown to regulate genes involved in the ubiquitin-proteasome system – which is the cell’s waste disposal station, designed to clean the cell from damaged or altered proteins.

In addition to copper peptides, some peptides that bind ionic tin (tin peptides) may help to improve skin keratinization and preserve skin's moisture. Even though they lack wound healing properties of copper peptides, they work well at strengthening the protective skin barrier while preventing irritation and cracking.


If you like what you've read so far but need more information, contact Dr. Pickart during business hours.

The information provided on this website is for educational purposes only.
Any suggestions mentioned are not for the treatment or prevention of any skin disease or condition.
If you have a special skin concern, please consult a physician or dermatologist first.


Questions or Advice?

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