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New Data of the Cosmeceutical
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How Sensitive Is Your Skin?


You've tried everything! Products for sensitive skin, hypo-allergenic cosmetics, botanical oils and 100% natural, organic products and yet found no relief. Creams and serums that looked so soft and silky while in the jar inevitably turn into stinging, burning, irritating and drying concoctions the moment they touch your skin. Even plain water and soap often leave an unpleasant sensation, causing reddening, itch and scaling.

Approximately 40% of the population believes that they have sensitive skin. Even though a small percentage of those who experience adverse reactions to cosmetic products have allergies, in most cases, dermatologists cannot find any pathology behind those reactions. However, if you come to your doctor and he or she concludes that “It is all in your head,” it doesn’t mean that your unpleasant symptoms will magically disappear. Your skin still needs help. Yes, unfortunately, the problems behind sensitive skin are quite real.

The following conditions may lead to skin sensitivity:

Atopic dermatitis (Eczema)

Dry skin (or sensitivity induced by prescription retinoids, over washing, or harsh solvents such as alcohol or acetone)

Diabetic skin problems



Practical Solutiuns for Skin Conditions

Step-by-Step Sensitive Skin Help

Sensitive skin requires you to be alert to its needs and nurture it as a delicate flower.

  1. Avoid factors that may further disrupt your protective barrier. Wash your skin no more than two times a day, using mild skin cleanser and warm water. Use a cleanser specially formulated for sensitive skin with pH 5.5-7.5 (from slightly acidic to neutral). Most commercial soaps are alkaline with a pH 9-10 and will cause more irritation.

  2. After washing, apply a light layer of squalane or emu oil – these natural lipids replenish skin oil, preventing water loss and irritation. Emu oil has healing properties and was long used by Australian indigenous people to heal wounds and insect bites.

  3. Exfoliate your skin once-twice a week to increase cell turnover. Use only mild exfoliators, containing lactic acid. Don’t forget to assist your skin's healing ability with Emu oil after exfoliation.

  4. To support skin regeneration, use cosmetic products containing copper-peptides. The first copper peptide GHK-Cu was discovered by Dr. Loren Pickart in his age-defying experiments. Copper peptides assist skin regeneration, speed up cell turnover, boost antioxidant and immune defense, reduce inflammation and help reduce visible signs of irritation such as swelling and redness. Recent studies show that the copper peptide GHK-Cu is also capable of regulating gene function by enhancing skin protective proteins and improving the skin's system of waste disposal that eliminates damaged and altered proteins preventing their accumulation. Since not all copper peptides possess skin regenerating properties, be sure to do your research thoroughly before buying.

By carefully nurturing your skin and restoring its own protective system, you can significantly improve the appearance of sensitive skin, reduce discomfort and dryness, eliminate itching and burning and finally enjoy smooth, resilient, youthful looking and radiantly beautiful skin.

Problem #1 Disrupted Skin Barrier

Your skin is naturally protected from environmental assaults by a special structure called the epidermal barrier. It is located in the upper layers of your skin and consists of many layers of hard, keratinous scales, attached to each other.

To add softness and to protect our skin from water loss, the keratinous scales are glued together with special oils – a mixture of ceramides, cholesterol and free fatty acids. In addition, the skin's surface is covered with a different kind of oil called sebum.

While too much sebum gives skin a shiny and greasy appearance and may cause acne, the right amount of this natural lubricant makes skin soft and smooth.

When the skin barrier is undisturbed, it effectively prevents water loss as well as protects the skin from irritating and damaging substances. Unfortunately, it developed millions of years ago, long before humans invented soap.

As it turns out, soap and hot water can disturb the skin barrier by washing away skin protective oils and loosening keratinous scales. When we are young, skin is very prompt in restoring a damaged barrier, but as we grow older, it becomes more and more difficult for it to recover from the assaults. When damage to the barrier becomes chronic, skin responds with inflammation, itching and swelling in its futile attempts to restore balance.

In addition, toxic and irritating substances from skin products can enter the skin and cause even more damage. Unfortunately, cosmetic manufacturers are allowed to use such chemicals on the assumption that they won’t penetrate the skin. Nobody bothers to ask what happens when they do.

Layers of Skin

Problem #2 Loss of Skin Oil

Many teenagers cannot wait until they become older to stop suffering from acne.

Yes, it is true. As we grow older, oil glands start producing less oil, reducing acne, but making skin drier and more sensitive. The most important component of skin oil is squalane – a compound that makes our skin soft and supple, while protecting it from damage.

With less squalane, the skin becomes dry, rough and prone to irritation.

Problem#3 Loss of Skin Regenerating Molecules

Do you remember how your skin looked when you were a child? Smooth like a balloon, plump with healthy moisture, strong and resistant. You could cover it with dirt or sweets; you could expose it to sun and wind, and yet it remained unscathed. When you grazed it, it would heal fast and without scars. When you were a teen, you could wash your face with harsh soap, go to sleep with your makeup still on, and use alcohol-based cleansers several times a day.

Your skin could keep building and rebuilding such a strong barrier because of an excellent cell turnover rate – a sign of skin health is the constant flow of cells from lower to upper layers. As old cells turn into dry keratinous scales and exfoliate, new cell take their place, keeping the skin resilient, youthful and radiant. However, as we grow older, the skin’s regenerative power withers, its protective fortress weakens, and you begin experience more and more skin rashes, irritation and redness.

As we now know, the main reason behind such progressive loss of skin regenerative power is gradual decline of skin regenerative compounds – mainly the natural skin protective copper peptide, GHK-Cu. As experiments show, the addition of GHK can boost skin regenerative power by awakening its stem cells. GHK-Cu has been also shown to repair DNA in damaged skin fibroblasts – the main collagen building cells. Read the table below to better understand how GHK helps clients recapture their youth.

How Copper May Aid Skin Health Based on Published Studies

Healthful Action

Acts by:

Effect on Skin

Anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant

1. Increases production of the antioxidant proteins Superoxide Dismutase and Decorin

2. Decreases production of TGF-beta and TNF-alpha, and scarring caused by TGF-beta1, and skin damage by interleukin-1

3. Neutralizes oxygen free radicals and reactive carbonyl species

4. Blocks ultraviolet radiation damage to keratinocytes and recovery from X-rays damage to fibroblasts

Calmer skin. Less Irritation.
Less scar formation.

Removes damaged skin and proteins

1. Activate metalloproteinases
Removal of damaged proteins, damaged skin,
and skin blemishes

Rebuilding skin

1. Helps increase the synthesis of new collagen, elastin, and water-holding proteoglycans

2. Aids in rebuilding the blood's microcirculation

3. Repairs and tightens skin barrier

4. Increases production of new skin fibroblasts and keratinocytes

Firmer, tighter,
better-looking skin.
Better moisturized skin.
More resistance to entry of
viruses and bacteria.

Studies on Dr. Pickart's skin remodeling
copper peptides

Publications from over 80 leading Universities and Medical Research Institutes by leading dermatologists and scientists

For more on the studies, visit


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?

Ask Dr. Loren Pickart: drlorenpickart@gmail.com

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