London, Aug 24 : Forget splashing thousands on anti-wrinkle creams or Botox injections, for a group of researchers has developed a pillow that can iron out the ugly looking lines.
What's more, the 'magical' pillow can wipe out crow's feet.
Boffins have developed a copper oxide pillow case, with tests showing those who used it for four weeks had fewer lines and wrinkles than those using conventional bedding.
Clinical trials, supervised by a dermatologist, were carried out on 57 volunteers for four weeks, with the volunteers either given an anti-wrinkle pillow, which feels no different for normal fabric, or a similar conventional pillow.
By the end of the trial, those sleeping on the copper pillows were statistically more likely to have less wrinkles.
Jeffrey Gabbay, the owner of the Cupron company, which used its expertise in making copper medical dressings to develop the pillow case, said: "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 cooper pillow lines on the face started to soften," Telegraph quoted him, as saying.
He added: "It has been the most fantastic discover. The fabric has an impact on all lines but is best at ironing out the finer lines."
The researchers believe moisture from the skin releases copper ions from the pillowcases, which stimulate the production of collagen below the surface of the skin.