I know. I KNOW. $65 for a pillowcase – even if it is silk – seems ridiculous and indulgent but please hear me out.
I was one of the skeptics. I’d read about the beauty benefits of swapping your standard cotton pillowcase for a fancy looking silk one and scoffed. “Another money making scheme,” I said out loud, to no-one in particular.
Then I got a Go-To Skincare Face Case, $65, and I’m completely converted.
Firstly, the claims. A silk pillowcase is supposedly “one of the smartest beauty purchases” you can make thanks to its benefits for your skin (reduces sleep creases), hair (minimises frizz) and social status (silk looks luxurious).
“Sleep creases” are those lines you’ll often wake up with after sleeping on a cotton pillowcase, caused by friction between your skin and pillow. Get them enough and these creases can turn into permanent wrinkles.
Honestly, in my early 20s wrinkles aren’t exactly something keeping me up at night, but I have despaired at the curious marks on my face after sleeping at awkward angles with my face pressed into the pillow.
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The hypoallergenic, 100 per cent mulberry silk material means that there is no friction, tugging or pulling – so no sleep creases – and is perfect for people with sensitive skin.