About Us

Active Peptide Company is headquartered in Massachusetts, USA. We are a global leading peptide manufacturer specialized in producing high quality cosmetic peptides.

Dr. Lee Gengli Yu is the founder and CEO of the company. After receiving his PhD in organic synthesis from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1999, Dr. Yu worked as a research scientist rotating in universities and institutes around the USA. While leading projects at Tufts University, he developed advanced technologies in peptide synthesis, especially optimized liquid-phase technology for large-scale peptide production.

Inspired by Dr. Loren Pickart’s discovery of GHK-Cu, Dr. Yu decided to establish Active Peptide Company in 2012 with the mission to provide cosmetic companies, distributors, and researchers with high purity peptides at the best prices. 

Our customer center based in Cambridge MA provides customer service and fast shipping directly from the US.


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Award Winning State-of-the-Art Laboratory

In 2013, we established a 12,000 square-foot laboratory in China with one million dollars of funding from China’s High-tech Industrial Development Zone. Equipped with the latest scientific technology, Dr. Gengli Yu led a team of PhDs and successfully developed leading patented technologies to produce high quality cosmetic peptides. 


Since established, Active Peptide has served the world’s most reputable customers including Johnson and Johnson, Harvard, Stanford University, and KDC. Our customers

Dr. Loren Pickart, the world-renowned scientist who first isolated GHK-Cu, uses our peptides in his skin care products and recommends Active Peptide as the best source for copper peptides. “If you want pure copper peptide, go to activepeptide.com,” he says.  

Copper Peptide, Dr. Loren Pickart & Us

Copper peptide is an innovative skin care ingredient. It is known for its ability to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, boost the production of collagen and elastin, and restore skin elasticity and strength.

In the 1970s, Dr. Loren Pickart discovered GHK copper peptide and became the world’s most famous expert in copper peptide research. In the 1980s, Dr. Pickart founded ProCyte and brought it to Nasdaq. He later established Skin Biology, another famous professional skin care company. 

ln September 2021, Active Peptide brought a video crew to visit Dr. Pickart in Seattle. In the video, he shared interesting stories about how he discovered copper peptide and the breakthroughs that most surprised him. The most important findings after its discovery will be included in his new book, “GHK and DNA: Reducing the Diseases of Human Aging.”

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