Yes, this is a pillowcase. No, I have not suddenly started wiring about soft furnishings.
This is the SLEEPCLEAN™ Pillowcase with acne fighting + antimicrobial properties to help fight acne while you sleep!
As a blogger and also working in the skin care industry, I'm used to seeing new product releases all the time and generally, in terms of skin care, a lot of the products are always very similar and often very uninspiring. However, when I was contacted to trial the SLEEPCLEAN™ Pillowcase I was actually really intrigued, for the first in a long time!
It fits well with my holistic approach to treating skin i.e. treatment of the person, not just the symptom and considering all factors that could be contributing to skin problems and addressing them all. Often we focus so much on topical application of serums and creams, so the concept of a pillowcase that can help treat acne was really interesting!
How Does The SLEEPCLEAN™ Pillowcase Work?
As our pillowcases accumulate a build up of dead skins cells and oils, bacteria starts to multiple. The SLEEPCLEAN™Pillowcase contains Silver Ions, which are proven and highly effective at inhibiting the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms that would otherwise go on to our skin while we sleep, thus preventing breakouts!
Silver Ions also have anti-inflammatory properties, so help to reduce inflammation and redness associated with moderate to severe grades of acne.
Dermatologists recommend changing your pillowcase every 2-3 days. However due to the antimicrobial properties of the Silver Ions, the SLEEPCLEAN™ only requires washing every 7-10 days. Although personally, I have been washing mine more frequently, for no other reason than I like the feel of freshly washed bed linen!
SLEEPCLEAN™ Pillowcase Test Results & Thoughts!
As far as appearance and texture go, it looks and feels like your average good quality 300 thread count pillowcase, it's very soft and comfortable to sleep.
Results wise, it's a little difficult to comment as I don't have acne anymore. Of course, I do still get the occasional spot like any normal person! Particularly when I'm stressed or maybe a little too busy to take care of myself properly.
What I do find really interesting however is when I do get a breakout, it's nearly always on my temple area, a typical sign of stress spots and overworked adrenals and / or kidneys. In the whole 5 weeks I've been trailing this product, I haven't had a single spot on my temple area...........I'm also a side sleeper, so the areas of my face that have been in contact with the pillowcase have definitely remained spot-free. I did however get one spot, a matter of days before exhibiting at Professional Beauty but it was slap-bang between my eyebrows!
Would I Recommend SLEEPCLEAN™?
Obviously, it's worth mentioning that bacteria alone is not the root cause of acne so an antimicrobial pillowcase alone is not going to cure your acne! SLEEPCLEAN™ even state on their website that it's designed to be used in conjunction with a good skin care routine. I would add to that professional treatments and a dietary review.
However, if like me, when my acne was at it's worst I would have tried absolutely anything and if you're one of those people and your skin care alone just doesn't seem to be helping, then it's definitely worth giving it a try.
The SLEEPCLEAN™ effectiveness is guaranteed for a year or 50 washes and retails at $34.99 (so around £22). Although there may be an additional charge for shipping from New York to the UK.
You can buy SLEEPCLEAN™ HERE.
P.S. Something the brand doesn't mention, which I'm guessing is because the trails have been on acne sufferers only, but I would personally be intrigued to see if it also benefited Rosacea sufferers. Technically because of the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, it could help reduce inflammation and Demodex mites associated with Rosacea skins. This is ONLY my theory as a skin therapist however, the company make no claim to helping Rosacea so don't complain to them OR me for that matter, if you try and it doesn't help. It's merely a hypothesis based on the benefits on the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of Silver Ions!