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Beauty Byte: Does This Copper Pillowcase Reduce Wrinkles?

Maybe you've heard of the "beauty bedding" hype before: Aromatherapy mattress to soothe the senses, contoured anti-wrinkle pillows that decrease compression, aloe vera blankets that moisturize, and even seaweed-lined mattresses that supposedly refresh the skin. The latest craze? Copper-infused pillowcases that claim to reduce wrinkles, bacteria, and dust mites.

It all sounds too good to be true. Well, is it? That's just what many dermatologists are asking, according to The New York Times. In order to determine the effectiveness of such ingredients, expensive studies must be performed — and that's often a step that is skipped, replaced by costly advertising instead. Also, many of these products use nanotechnology, which breaks down ingredients to microscopic levels, a practice that is currently under fire from a safety perspective.

New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Yael Halaas has been using the SkinGlow Cupron Copper Technology Pillow Protector ($20 to $25) for several months. "I think it’s fabulous for acne control," she told the newspaper. On the flip side, Dr. Leslie Baumann, of the University of Miami Cosmetic Medicine and Research Institute, is skeptical of the antiaging claims. "We know copper peptide does this [has antiaging effects], but not regular copper," she said. "And even with copper peptide applied topically in high amounts, it’s not very easy to get it to penetrate." What do you think? Are you intrigued by all this talk, or do you prefer to stick with your regular cotton bedding?

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swaitela swaitela 5 years
It does sound silly...but...about a month ago I was digging through the linens at my local Ross and found a package of these pillowcases. Since they were the same price as the other pillowcases and at my age they sure couldn't hurt...I went ahead and bought them. Bottom line...I do see a difference. I'll never be wrinkle free but there is a marked softness to my lines and my skin has a better tone and does look younger. Maybe I'm suddenly living right...or...maybe there is something to this "gimmick". ;o)
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
GracieCat1 GracieCat1 8 years
Just a selling gimmick. People will say anything to sell their product.
veside veside 8 years
as a biochemist, I think it is very hard for copper to be absorbed by the skin in significant levels via a fabric(!) to have an anti-aging effect!
stickynote stickynote 8 years
I'm definitely intrigued but I think I'll wait for more research to come out.
kh61582 kh61582 8 years
I don't know about Copper infused pillow cases but I did buy a satin pillow case because I heard they had some effect of helping with wrinkles. I use it and it's fine but I don't feel like it's any different than a normal pillow case.
goldengirl7 goldengirl7 8 years
I bought two of the satin pillow cases infused with the copper direct from the company- I am very happy with the quality- they are well made and wash up nicely. I feel they help me to wake up looking more refreshed- less lined. I am 53- so anyone over 50 knows about the puffy lined face issue each morning! The customer service from the company was AA++. I received the pillowcases first class mail with delivery comfirmation in about 3 days after placeing the order.
bacon1 bacon1 8 years
If it cost just as much as a regular pillowcase, I would try it.
chiquita29 chiquita29 8 years
I'll pass. And surprisingly no, I've never heard of those other products. It's all getting a bit ridiculous!
ahsgirlie87 ahsgirlie87 8 years
Sounds like Kinoki footpads...all hype, no results.
Ellenora Ellenora 8 years
I'll stick with my Egyptian cotton, thank you!
cloroxcowgirl cloroxcowgirl 8 years
Intriguing. I'd try it.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
I'm sorry but this just seems ridiculous
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
At this point, I'd do just about anything for acne control. But I'd love to hear if anyone else has used something like or similar to this product.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
No thanks...
emalove emalove 8 years
I think I'll just stick to my cotton ones.
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