Copper Peptides, Simplified: The Science Behind Hair Growth 

How does hair growth work? What is the science behind it? 

Well, the answers to these questions start and end with peptides.  

But what are peptides? 

Peptides are small, naturally occurring molecules found in your body. They are proteins of sorts -- amino acid chains, which are the building blocks of proteins. They are used to perform a number of important physiological functions. 

Your body naturally uses them, which is why therapeutic peptides have been used in medicine for over 100 years. Different types of peptides can be utilized to create many positive effects in the body, namely: 

  • Increasing bone strength and density
  • Supporting joints
  • Increasing muscle strength
  • Supporting a healthy libido
  • Boosting energy levels
  • Improving sleep
  • Supporting mood
  • Reducing fatigue
  • And many others…

When it comes to hair growth, copper peptides, and other ingredients like it, are key players.

This is why Aseir Custom utilizes ingredients like Copper Peptide GHK-Cu, Myristoyl Pentapeptide (MP-17), and Carbon 60 (C60) in our premium products. 

Want to know the difference between these ingredients and why we use them? 

Here’s the rundown:

What is Copper Peptide GHK-Cu and How Can It Promote Your Hair Growth?

GHK-Cu is a type of copper peptide. “GHK” stands for “glycyl-L-histidyl-L-lysine”, which is another way of saying it is a tripeptide. Tripeptides are peptides consisting of 3 amino acids. “Cu” stands for Copper, which binds with GHK to form a complex. 

For hair growth, GHK-Cu is a game changer. 

High levels of GHK-Cu can work magic for your hair growth. 

To help your hair grow, this copper peptide enlarges hair follicle size, stimulates healthy flow to hair follicle roots, and increases hair thickness. 

It also works to avert hair loss by preventing hair follicles from shrinking in size. Copper peptide GHK-Cu also reduces shedding of hair transplants.

This is why each Aseir Custom product contains a powerful 3% concentration of copper peptide GHK-Cu. 3% is a significantly higher percentage of active peptide ingredient than what you would find in most competitor products. 

To see just how powerful copper peptide GHK-Cu is, try any number of our products, including Auxano Grow V2 Hair Growth Formula, as well as our GHK-Cu Royal Blue Serum, and GHK-Cu Sky Blue Cream

What is Myristoyl Pentapeptide (MP-17)? How Can It Promote Your Hair Growth?

Myristoyl Pentapeptide (MP-17) is the key ingredient responsible for encouraging the growth of new eyebrows and eyelashes. 

It helps them look thicker, longer, and more robust in strength. 

MP-17 is a product formed by attaching myristic acid, a fatty acid that’s oil-soluble, with a peptide spanning 5 amino acids in length (Lys-Leu-Ala-Lys-Lys). 

How does MP-17 grow your eyebrows?

It stimulates your genes associated with keratin production, which is what your hair is made out of. This signals the cells in your eyebrows and eyelashes to increase the production of hair. 

What makes it different from copper peptide CHK-Cu?

MP-17 targets your eyelash and eyebrow hair specifically.  It won’t help follicles that are already in the process of dying like GHK-Cu will. Rather, it improves the health of already existing follicles in your eyelashes and eyebrows. 

This is why MP-17 is a key ingredient in our Auxano Brow & Lash, built to revitalize your eyelashes and eyebrows in a lasting way.

What is Carbon 60 (C60)? How Can It Promote Your Hair Growth? 

Carbon 60 (C60) is a naturally occurring molecule consisting of 60 carbon atoms. 

While not a peptide, studies have reported numerous beneficial effects, which include:

  • Better joint flexibility and mobility
  • Increased energy levels
  • Stronger immune system
  • Faster fat loss
  • Improved vision
  • And many others…

How will it help your hair grow? 

Various studies have demonstrated how Carbon 60 promotes hair growth. 

C60 protects the cells around hair follicles from active oxygen, synthesizes new hair follicles, and grows new strands at a fast rate. 

It uses a slightly different mechanism than copper peptide GHK-Cu, which is why it works very well in conjunction with it. 

C60 perfectly compliments the benefits of copper peptide GHK-Cu, which is why we pair the two ingredients together in the Auxano Grow V2 Hair Growth Formula. Serum A contains GHK-Cu and Serum-B contains C-60, and the combination makes your hair grow back fast, thick and healthy. 

Will Copper Peptides Help Your Hair Growth? 

We are here to help you. Which is why we are the only cosmeceutical company transparent enough to tell you this: 

Some people will use our products and see little to no effect. 

Simply put, our products won’t work for some people: 

  • People living an inflammatory lifestyle - high stress, smoking, poor sleep habits, high consumption of junk food, alcohol, seed oils, and sugar.
  • People with high levels of body fat - visceral body fat is highly inflammatory.
  • People with disease conditions like COPD and Metabolic Disease (Insulin Resistance and or Type 2 Diabetes) where vascular networks and pathways are occluded, severely restricting blood flow to the scalp.

If you think you fall into any of these categories, and are curious as to whether our products can help you, you can email us at

On the other hand, the inverse is also true:

If you have low inflammation and adhere to a healthy lifestyle, our products will likely be a great fit for you -- you’ll see astonishing results in record time.