1. Start lightly, increase gradually.

As your skin barrier is repaired and rebuilt, your skin becomes more protective and fewer materials, including SRCPs, can penetrate in your skin. For example, many people start CP Serum with as little as 2 drops daily for their entire face, then slowly increase the amount used.

The area around the eyes is especially difficult. This skin is very thin, and color cosmetics and make-up removers often cause severe skin damage over the years. See more on this at CP Night Eyes.

As your skin adjusts to SRCPs, you can move to stronger products if your skin needs a more intensive rebuilding.

Some people start with CP Serum, then later move to Super CP Serum or Trireduction P&R, and finally to Super Cop.

Relative Strength of SRCPs in Skin Products

Product Strength Product Name
Very Mild CP Night Eyes Premier
Mild CP Night Eyes
Body Lotion

Day Cover

Super GHK Serum and Cream

Moderate, good on oily skin CP Serum
  Protect & Restore #2 - Classic
Moderate, good on dry skin Protect & Restore #3 - With retinol
Strong, good on drier skin Trireduction with Retinol
Strong, good on sensitive skin

P&R for Breasts, Nipples, and Décolletage- Also works well on the neck area.

Strong, good on very sensitive or irritated skin BioHeal, contains camphor and menthol as soothing agents.
Strong, good on acne prone skin Super CP Serum
Very Strong Super Cop Cream
Very Strong Super Cop Cream 2X-Extra Strength

2. To increase activity, follow with a biological healing oil.

Biological healing oils, such as Emu Oil for Skin or Squalane, can be used over the SRCP products. These oils push more SRCP product into the skin.

**Note: Biological Healing Oils (such as Emu Oil-S Lipid Replenisher or Squalane) can be quite helpful in removing makeup - click here for more information on this

3. To make the products more mild, start with a biological healing oil.

If the biological healing oils, such as squalane and emu oil, are used before the SRCPs, this reduces the SRCP affects because the oils penetrate the skin and form a oil barrier that slows SRCP uptake into your skin. This method is often used around the eyes. Healing oils often can be used before SRCPs on irritated or very sensitive skin, such as after laser burns or deep peels.

4. Hydroxy acids or exfoliation methods increase rebuilding.

Skin exfoliating hydroxy acids are often used to increase SRCP effects. Normally one product is used in the morning and the other at night.

Hydroxy acids exist naturally on the skin's surface. They act to loosen the chemical links between older skin cells and allow their removal. This removal of older skin allows your skin cells to move to the surface and speed skin renewal. Hydroxy acids slowly dissolve skin lesions and scar tissue.

Some people use SRCPs one day and hydroxy acids on alternate days.

Stronger hydroxy acids work faster but overuse can be irritating.

5. Abrasive methods also help remove lesions.

Physical methods that remove skin are natural and speed skin renewal. Skin is normally subject to various types of abrasion and mild damage that stimulates removal of scars and older skin. Microdermabrasion helps remove elevated and flat scars and lesion while methods such as subcision (needling) remove and loosen scars tissue in depressed scars and pitted acne.

6. Sometimes removing damaged skin causes loosening before tightening and deeply buried scar tissue becomes visible.

If the hydroxy acids and SRCPs are used heavily at first, there may be a brief period of skin loosening - about two weeks - before the skin tightens. Damaged skin can be somewhat like hard scar tissue and this holds everything in place. As this is removed, skin may briefly loosen before it is pulled tight by the production of new collagen and elastin. Skin fibroblasts first produce collagen and elastin, then the fibroblasts slowly pull the protein strands together and tighten the skin.

Deeply buried scar tissue is often covered over with normal skin. For example, cystic acne can form hard scars under the skin. These scars often are later are covered over by superficial skin cells. But as skin is exfoliated, this old, buried scar tissue becomes visible. As such deep damage becomes visible, you can focus more usage of SRCPs and hydroxy acids on this specific problem spots.

7. Different products can be used for different skin types.

For combination-to-oily, or oily skin, Exfol Serum (AM) + CP Serum (PM) work very well. These light liquid serum versions of SRCPs and hydroxy acids may be best for those with oily or acne prone skin areas. For those with drier skin use both Exfol Cream (AM) + a Protect & Restore Skin Renewal Cream (PM). For the best skin renewal use both an exfoliator plus Skin Remodeling Copper-Peptides.

8. SUPER COP and SUPER COP 2X-Extra Strength reminders:

Super Cop is a very strong skin remodeling system. We highly recommend starting with a milder product first and then 'work up' to using Super Cop. Start very lightly, once day. This product is excellent for rapid skin rebuilding.

9. Start Using SRCP Products Slowly and Avoid Overuse:

We get spectacular reports from around the world by those who have used our products. However, it is of note that many of the best reports come from those who have been using the products for some time and have gradually worked up to be able to use the stronger products. When using SRCPs (especially around the eye area) it is vital to start very slowly and carefully avoid overuse. Since at times the products can seem very easy to use without any irritation, the tendency can be to apply much more than what is needed. Overuse is very possible with these products. Signs of overuse can manifest itself through temporary irritation, inflammation, droopiness, looseness, dryness, or any other unwanted effect.

If this occurs, use less product or rest your skin from SRCP products until this goes away. Once that occurs and you start the SRCPs again, use much less and perhaps slowly start back using them even every other day rather than every day.

This can be easily avoided by first using milder products applied lightly and gradually stepping up to the stronger SRCP products.