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Location: Texas
Registered: 09 January 2010
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Dr. Pickart,

I have been using for a couple of new years on alternate evening & find my skin gets firmer.

Lately I have bought the 7% GHK-Cu Accelerant to make DIY serum too.

From this forum and the Mid April Newsletter, I know that GHK-CU is fragile; however, under what circumstances it tends to break down? Does it become fragile when it is exposed to /mixed with acids?

How about temperature? Stirring when I make a DIY serum? Shaking?

Kindly shed light of the fragility of this peptide.

Thanks Dr. Pickart.
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The 7% Accelerant is OK.

It depends on what is in your DIY serum. Vitamin C would react with the copper and damage the vitamin C.

Our formulas are about pH 5.6 to 5.8 and are based on ones that we developed for clinical use. These are very stable.

You also have to avoid strong copper chelators.

I could answer you better if I knew what is in you DIY cream.

Best wishes,

Dr. Loren Pickart

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Dr. Pickart,

I may make 3 DIY serums:

A. water, GHK-CU , xanthan gum + phenoxyethanol.

B. above + niacinamide + glucosamine + glutathione + L carnosine + Resveratrol.

C. Palmitoyl oligopeptide + Palmitoyl tetrapeptide + water, GHK-CU , xanthan gum + phenoxyethanol.
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Originally posted by carrot:

....I know that GHK-CU is fragile; however, under what circumstances it tends to break down? ....

How about temperature? Stirring when I make a DIY serum? Shaking?

Kindly shed light of the fragility of this peptide.


Dear carrot:

Just to address your other questions: GHK-Cu is fragile but it holds up quite well when actually formulating a product.

We can confirm this because here at Skin Biology the raw product is frequently mixed, stirred, shaken, etc when we make the products. Regarding heating: Creams containing GHK-Cu (Super GHK Copper Cream ---and even the very high concentration in the VIP GHK Luxury Cream ---) are all heated when producing the cream formula, so GHK can definitely be heated up... although the temperature is not extremely high or to the boiling point.

Even still, GHK-Cu remains active enough to produce amazing cosmetic results.

Read more about Dr. Pickart's Approach to Skincare Formulations on our page at: http://reverseskinaging.com/dr....html#behindproducts


Dr. Pickart will reply back shortly regarding the ingredients you've listed in your DIY products. Thanks for your patience.

Best Wishes,
-Skin Biology
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