These days, it seems like you're never too young to get botox. With tons of Instababes getting lifts and fillers, I don't blame you for entertaining the idea of wanting to get botox. But the thing is, botox can be expensive and not to mention... a little scary. I don't know about you, but needles? No, thank you. So the next best thing: "copper peptides".
In the last month, the term "copper peptides" was searched over 1000 times on Google, according to Byrdie. Why? Copper peptides are the newest metallic skincare trend to hit the market and we're all about it. Not only does the substance sound super cool, it also has incredible anit-ageing qualities. These peptides have been clinically shown to improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, discolouration in the skin, as well as rejuvenate skin cells that produce collagen and elastin.
So we've dug out some of the best-selling and top-trending skin care products with copper peptides that you may want to check out. We're not gonna lie, these serums are pretty pricey (ranging from $30 - $500!), but hey, botox is worse.
The Ordinary "Buffet" + Copper Peptides 1%
Price: CAD $28.90
Serums can be incredibly expensive, The Ordinary offers serums that don't have to be. At only $30, this copper peptide serum from The Ordinary offers a vegan, cruelty-free, silicon-free, and oil-free formula that is packed with vitamin C and healing properties for visibly smoother skin.
Drunk Elephant Shaba Complex Eye Serum
Price: CAD $72
You've heard all the hype about Drunk Elephant, and now it's time to get on that bandwagon. This particular copper peptide serum is specifically formulated for the under-eye area. So if you're seriously sleep deprived (a.k.a. 99.9999% of us), this is the serum for you. This formula will help improve the look of any fine lines, wrinkles, or discolouration. Goodbye, panda eyes.
NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum 2:1
Price: CAD $60
This multi-award-winning two-part product needs to be part of your skincare routine. This pro-health, pro-collagen, and pro-repair serum will give your skin a healthy glow by repairing pigmentation issues, improving the texture of skin, and giving the skin a brighter look.
NuFACE Collagen Booster Copper Complex
Price: CAD $108.15
One of NuFACE's top-selling boosters is their Collagen Booster with Copper Complex. This formula contains skincare routine must-haves such as hydrocotyl and coneflower extract that improves the suppleness of skin, panthenol which provides deep hydration, as well as vitamins A, C, and E which help prevent free radical damage.
Korres Golden Krocus Elixir
Price: CAD $130
Besides the fact that the bottle already looks boujee as heck, the contents inside Korres' Golden Korcus Elixir are even more luxurious. Concocted with hand-picked organic saffron from Kozani, this elixir strengthens the skin with antioxidants, beta-glucans, copper peptides, and amino acids.
Omorovicza Blue Diamond Concentrate
Price: CAD $526.54
You may not have $500 to fork out for skincare, but if you do, 1) I applaud you, 2) you absolutely need this. Why is it so expensive? Omorovicza's Blue Diamond Concentrate is true to its name because it literally has diamond peptides in it -- it is said to preserve your skin's DNA, restoring luminosity and vibrancy in the skin. It also contains a state-of-the-art, innovative blend of ingredients that help renew elasticity and firmness of skin. And did I mention, it has diamonds in it?!