Behold, The Copper Pillow

Copper is beautiful, but can copper make you beautiful?

We have a 10,000-year-long history with copper. We’ve used it to make jewelry, tools, plumbing, wiring, roofing, coins, cookware, and even the Statue of Liberty. Now we’re using copper to make pillows.

Why? Why make a copper pillow? Two reasons:

First, copper is antimicrobial. Putting copper in fabrics or on surfaces has been shown to reduce bacteria. If your partner is a serious night drooler and you’re afraid that the pillows might get accidentally switched, then a copper pillow might reduce your exposure to some of his (yes, I’m assuming here) germs.

Second, copper induces collagen production and promotes healing. The idea is that if you sleep on a copper pillow some of the copper will absorb into your skin, induce collagen, and smooth your wrinkles; it’s also supposed to have other anti-aging effects.

Published company data showed that wrinkles improved after 2 weeks of sleeping on copper pillows. This is interesting, but it would be helpful to see the results replicated outside of the company. Wrinkles are caused by loss of tissue under the skin, fragmenting of collagen, loss of elastin, and muscle activity (i.e., smiling, talking, etc.).  It’s difficult to understand how sleeping on copper (or gold or silk) would have a significant impact, especially in just a few weeks. If additional studies support a cosmetic benefit, it might be worth the $40.

For now, you might want to simply mark your pillows “His” and “Hers” and save the money for a good copper peptide cream instead.

Has anyone used copper pillows? What was your experience?

Photo: Annia316

9 thoughts on “Behold, The Copper Pillow”

  1. What happens if you sleep on one side of your face and not the other? Do you only get wrinkle free on half your face?

    I have a product containing copper in hair brush bristles. It’s supposed to reduce dandruff, but I have never noticed any positive results.

  2. Wow, interesting concept.

    I agree, I’d love to see studies done by a third party. Are these available world wide?

  3. @Free Acne Answers
    LOL. This is quite interesting. For yur entire face to be wrinkle-free or at least have some sort of improvement, you would need to ensure that you sleep on both sides of your faces for equal amounts of time…

  4. Wow–interesting concept. I’ve never heard of a copper pillow before, but will definitely be on the look out for it in the future. One a side note, I like how you site journal articles; it makes your blogs much more credible. Thanks for all the interesting posts!

  5. Minerva Graham says:

    Copper is used in many skin care products as well and I’m sure it will be wonderfull to have a copper tap as well. Minerva –

  6. Copper turns my skin green. I think I’d rather have wrinkles.

  7. Gill Abel says:

    With more copper in your skin, you will conduct more electricity. Walking on woollen carpet or wearing nylon will generate a much larger charge of static electricity than normal, and could cause the loss of a limb or prove fatal if you touch metal. Beware!

  8. Took me time to read all the comments, but I really enjoyed the article. It proved to be Very helpful to me and I am sure to all the commenters here! It’s always nice when you can not only be informed, but also entertained!Cheers!

  9. Jesse Ronos says:

    Copper only turns your skin green if you leave it on there for a few weeks . . . just like cheap gold bracelets. I doubt it will happen after putting a cream on your skin or sleeping on a pillow.

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