Beauty while you Sleep

iluminage Eye Mask

I have been reading a lot about the benefits of copper on the skin.  Copper is an essential mineral known to play an important part in healthy skin.  It helps in the production of collagen and collagen makes for soft and healthy skin (lovely stuff then).  I haven’t yet invested in a skin cream containing copper, still pondering, however during my ‘research’ this product popped up.  It is pretty unique so I thought I would give it a go – I purchased mine from currentbody.com and it cost Β£20.

This is a eye mask that is made by a company called iluminage who call it a ‘Skin rejuvenating eye mask with patented copper oxide technology.  Clinically proven to change the look of your skin in just 4 weeks’.  They also make a pillow case.

The packaging is lovely – it comes in a strong tube which is great for storage, the product info and instructions are on the tube and also makes reference to the patent number and the clinical trials.  Good to know you can hand wash the mask and this will not effect the copper in the mask – i.e. you won’t wash it away.  The mask is made of 100% copper oxide polyester with a thread count of 249.

I was very impressed by the quality of the eye mask and the look and feel of it.  It’s finished really nicely, softly padded, the colour as you can see is a gold/fawn colour, with a cream trim.  There is a colour co-ordinated velcro strap, so one size fits all.   The eye mask is also a good size, on me it covers my eyes! but also most of my forehead and below my eyes down to the tip of my nose.  So this is all good as the benefits of the eye mask would also help with crows feet and frown lines.  All sounding and looking good.  So, first night I happily went to bed and popped on the mask…

And then I hit a problem.  I found it very difficult to sleep with the eye mask on πŸ™
I need to add that it is very soft to wear and also blackouts the light but I  found that it just makes me too warm.  I really tried with this and wore it each night for a week but my sleep pattern was very disturbed and we all know that to get the benefits of beauty sleep, you need to actually sleep.  I couldn’t see any difference to my skin after a week, however the product does say you need to wear it for 4 weeks before you can expect to.  After a week of use, I just looked a bit more tired than usual, so not the look I was hoping for.

Oh dear, for now I have given up and the eye mask is having a rest, tucked up in it’s tube.

I’m not too despondent though, I am glad I tried it and I do still like the idea of the eye mask and would certainly have it in my hand luggage for a flight … (looks so posh I could even get upgraded!). I am also sure that sometime in the future I shall try and sleep with it again.  For now I will need to continue to consider which copper skin care product to add into my regime, the top contender at the moment is NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum.

Have you added copper to your beauty routine?  If so please leave a comment I need to know more!!!

For now, sleep well beauties xx

www.iluminagebeauty.com

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