I recently met young Seattle startup Jordan Schindler, who at only 22 years old, started a company called Nufabrx after learning about how dirty pillowcases are and how they can contribute to acne. Some of us may already know this, but not everyone does. His clear skin pillow helps you fight acne while you sleep. For travelers who know how dirty pillowcases can get on the road, you already know this is a godsend if you have blemished skin.
Another stat you probably don’t want to know is that researchers swabbed 40 pillowcases and toilet seats and found that the bacteria on each was so similar the samples were virtually indistinguishable! AND, that dermatologists recommend changing your pillowcase every 2-3 days.
The Nufabrx $29.99 pillowcase contains bamboo fibers and microcapsules that release a special serum into the skin that helps reduce facial bacteria. The product, which contains tea tree oil, can be washed and typically lasts one year.
Innovative microencapsulation technology allows their all natural scientifically formulated serum containing lavender, lemon balm, tea tree oil and wintergreen oil to remain embedded within the fibers of the pillowcase wash after wash. The perfect amount of our proprietary natural serum is slowly released nightly, keeping your skin fresh and clean.
In a study, tea tree oil was shown to be nearly as effective as 5% Benzoyl Peroxide. In another independent study, Nufabrx Pillowcase was shown to reduce the bacteria P. acnes by 91.5% over a 24-hour period.
Personally, I think this is an incredibly creative and innovative idea that could really help to reduce acne when used on a regular basis. Why wasn’t this around when I traveled through SE Asia with a backpack in my twenties?
I just received mine, so will know more after I’ve had a chance to use it for awhile. Hats off to Jordan and his team!