Wouldn't it be great if there was a special pillow that could get rid of wrinkles while we sleep (and exercise for us while it's at it)? Say hello to the satin cosmetic pillow which promises to diminishes wrinkles. Researchers 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.
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.