There’s undoubtedly a lot of hype surrounding silk pillowcases and what they can do for your skin and hair. But, these pillowcases do actually live up to the hype. According to Healthline, sleeping on silk create less friction on your face and hair and is particularly good for those who suffer from acne.
“Silk pillowcases absorb less of the moisture and dirt and thus may be a better choice for people with acne,” Yoram Harth, a board-certified dermatologist, and the medical director of MDacne, told Healthline. “This is especially true for people who sleep on their sides or stomach.”
As silk is softer on the skin compared to cotton, it will also create less friction on acne-inflamed skin. The fabric isn’t absorbent, so it won’t drink up the freshly applied skincare from your face either.
When it comes to your hair, anecdotal evidence points to silk pillowcases being kinder to hair. So, you should be able to get longer out of your hairstyle between washes. We’ve gathered some of the best silk pillowcases on the beauty market. Happy browsing!
Made from 100% Mulberry silk, this silk pillowcase by Aussie brand Go-To is a great addition to your bed. According to Go-To, “sleeping on a cotton pillowcase causes friction between your skin and the pillow, which results in sleep creases. Over time these sleep creases turn into permanent wrinkles.”
To avoid wrinkles and keep your hair frizz-free, Go-To’s Face Case is the way to go.
“Doesn’t pinch moisture from your face, no creasing, no frizz in curls as opposed to cotton pillowcases, and always cool and smooth,” Bambi_ wrote on the Mecca website.
Go-To Face Case, $65 @ Mecca
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Cotton causes friction between your face and the pillow, which results in those cute little sleep creases. Over time these sleep creases turn into permanent wrinkles. Bastard! Silk, on the other, cuter, well-manicured hand lets you glide effortlessly across the pillow all night long. There’s zero tugging or pulling, just a real good sleep, and the crease-free skin to prove it.
Known for their silk pillowcases, eye masks and scrunchies, Slip is definitely a leader in this space. Made from Mulberry silk, this pillowcase is seriously comfy and comes in a variety of colours, including white, pink, navy and charcoal.
“Love my silk pillowcase, I no longer wake up with crazy hair, it’s soft and tame now! Great for my skin,” Maddymc wrote.
Slip Pink Pure Silk Pillowcase, $95 @ Mecca
★ Midnight Mischief
This range of silk pillowcases from Midnight Mischief are made from the highest grade (6A) long fibre Mulberry silk. According to Midnight Mischief, silk is “clinically proven to absorb significantly less face cream and create 43% less friction.”
These pillowcases can also be monogrammed with your name or initials, which also makes them a great gift as well.
★ Shhh Silk
Celebs like Chrissy Teigen, Miley Cyrus and the Kardashian’s swear by Shhh Silk products, including their pillowcases and eyemasks. Made from 100% pure 22 momme high-grade 6A silk, these cases also come with zip closure, so it won’t slip off your pillow during the night.
Shhh Silk’s line of cases come in a variety of colours and patterns, including marble and polkadot, so you can mix up your bed linen.
Made from high-quality linen, this pillowcase from Ecosa is super gentle on your hair and will keep you skin crease-free. It also has natural thermo-regulating properties, as silk “helps to keep your temperature stabilised any time of the year.”
As silk is the most hypoallergenic of all fabrics, it also suits all skin types. According to Ecosa, it’s great for “sleepers with allergies or asthma.”
“These are beautiful! And have helped my daughter’s allergy symptoms at night,” Emma P. wrote on the Ecosa website.