It might sound a bit dodgy but it is true,  forget (well, not completely) those potions, lotions, creams and washes, all you need for a beautiful face full of youthfulness is a good pillow. 

About a month ago I was approached by a company called Cupron to look over their copper infused anti-bacterial and line-reducing  beauty pillowcases, socks, gloves and eye masks and I have to say I was really excited!  Having never tried anything like this before I was intrigued and told them to BRING IT ON and about a week later, the testing started.

So what AM I talking about?

US company Cupron has taken the world of high-performance textiles by storm with its copper infused technology to allow the production of woven, non-woven and knitted fabrics at a very reasonable price.  Copper is well-known for its broad-spectrum anti-microbial properties, a feature that was made use of well before anyone even knew that mini-bugs existed (copper and its alloy brass were used to carry water in ancient Greece and Egypt).   The metal has a very low toxicity both for humans and in the environment plus these copper-infused products can be used and washed time and time again without loosing efficacy. 

So, for those looking for ‘green’ and sustainable cosmetics, a Cupron pillow is a must have item.

You may well be thinking that it all sounds interesting but can a metal pillow case be comfortable?  Well, the answer is YES.  The material and metal are woven or bound together during manufacturing so all you end up with is a  beautifully soft pillow slip that feels blissfully silky against the skin. 

So now onto the good bit…… Does it work?  Well as I have mentioned before copper has a long history of being anti-microbial and this is due to its ability to penetrate microbes and mess around with their insides thus weakening and finally killing them off.  While the socks speak for themself (everyone has a tale to tell about smelly feet) translating this into benefits for skin care takes a little explaining.  It is all pretty logical really as any pimple causing bacteria sitting on the surface of the skin would be nuked by the copper woven into the pillow case just as long as the two things meet!   Bad bacteria on skin causes inflammation and redness which in turn puts the skin cells under stress and too much stress can age the skin prematurely.  So there seems no reason why these products shouldn’t make you look younger.

As you would expect Cupron have left nothing to chance and have carried out their own controlled trials with real people (instead of science geek fakes 😉 ) in order to back up the claims that they make.  Additionally their products and the supporting science have been extensively reviewed by industry and academic peers off the back of which have come orders from NASSA,  Defence Forces, Hospitals and even the miners that were recently trapped in Chile.  

So what about my trial?  Well I have been sleeping on my pillow for about two weeks now and am yet to see any massive difference but then again I have thrown results slightly by taking a few days out on an international trip and then a weekend away sleeping in my car at a bike race (I know how to party).  So, what I want to do is to start again and document my progress with the pillow, eye mask, gloves and socks and share my results with you as I go.  While I am doing this I’ll share some more facts and info on these fascinating products.

Are you with me?   Of course you are and if it works – I’ll buy you a set to try yourself so how about that?  

Watch this space (and my face) it’s all happening at Realize Beauty HQ.