08. 27. 2008
Magic pillow -diminishes wrinkles
Wouldn't it be great if a special pillow could get rid of wrinkles while we sleep (and exercise for us while it's at it)? Researchers have purportedly developed a pillow case which diminishes wrinkles. They believe that copper ions contained in the fabric have an impact on all lines, but especially the fine lines. Moisture from the skin is said to release copper ions from the pillow cases which stimulate the production of collagen below the surface of the skin. In studies, after a few days of lying on copper pillows, lines on the faces of the subjects started to soften. (Clinical trials, supervised by a dermatologist, were carried out on 57 volunteers for four weeks, with the volunteers given either an anti-wrinkle pillow, which feels no different from normal fabric, or a similar conventional pillow.)
Jeffrey Gabbay, the owner of the Cupron company, which makes copper medical dressings, came to this invention in a roundabout manner: "The surgeon doing our wound-healing trial remarked how an increase in collagen was helping to heal wounds. We wondered if it might work on fixing wrinkles and lines on the face. So we had some copper woven pillows made up and noticed that over a few days of lying on a copper pillow, lines on the face started to soften."
For more information, and those fascinating before-and-after photos, click here.
The pillow is priced at $29.99 at Cupron Cosmetic Products. Hey, I'll try anything that involves sleeping, so I'll let you know in 4 weeks if it works.