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Downie notes many of her mildly acne-prone patients do notice improvements after using silver ion pillowcases, though the evidence is purely anecdotal at this point. “I’d need to see more clinical trials to assess their effectiveness,” she explains. “For now, washing your pillowcase more often is probably a better option. ” Tanzi agrees, noting that more frequent washing (we’re talking every few days! ) effectively rids run-of-the-mill pillowcases of skin-sabotaging bacteria.
Elizabeth Tanzi, Founder & Director of Capital Laser & Skin Care and Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Dermatology at the George Washington University Medical Center, is skeptical: “There have been no solid scientific studies to support the claim that silk pillowcases reduce skin aging,” she says.
While conventional cotton pillowcases can tug on sensitive facial skin, Slip silk allows skin to glide and consequently minimizes sleep creases, which are said to cause wrinkles over time.
What the pros say: Tanzi explains that although copper is important in collagen synthesis, there is no solid scientific evidence that infusing it into a pillowcase makes a significant difference to dermal health.