Slip pure silk pillowcases are made from equal quality pure silk and are more expensive than regular pillowcases. Slip pillowcases are designed to provide anti-aging and anti-sleep crease benefits compared to a standard cotton pillowcase, and are also beneficial for those with curly hair
When it comes to our nightly beauty regimen, we consider what the best moisturizers, cleansers, and makeup removers are. We also need to determine whether it is worth trying an overnight beauty treatment or if our standard routine is good enough. We are busy debating about creams and lotions, but one thing that never comes to mind is our pillowcases.
The only time we actually consider our pillowcase is when we are too lazy to take off our makeup and hope that we don’t get foundation all over it. However, we should be considering what type of pillowcase we’re sleeping on because we spend a third of our lives in bed.
You’ve probably heard about the benefits of silk and satin pillowcases. They are supposed to be gentler on the hair and skin because silk ones are made out of soft, natural fiber.
Therefore, I decided to test one out. The Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase, $89, is the one that has been talked about a lot, so I decided to see for myself how good it is.
The pillowcase is made out of 100% pure silk. Specifically, it is designed out of slipsilk, the highest-grade (6A) long-strand pure mulberry silk. It has a thickness of 22 millimeters and uses non-toxic dyes.
The Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase boasts anti-aging, anti-sleep crease, and anti-bedhead benefits. That’s part of the reason that it is dubbed a nightly eight-hour beauty treatment.
Ordinary pillowcases can pull at the hair and cause it to tangle, but the one made out of slipsilk is gentler, so it claims to reduce knotted bedhead.
A regular pillowcase can also rub and pull on your skin, which can lead to sleep creases. The Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase reduces friction and is less absorbent than other fibers, so it won’t suck the moisture out of your skin.
The Slip pillowcase comes in two different sizes: a standard/queen 20′′ x 30′′ size for $79.50 and a king 20′′ x 36′′ size for $99.50. There are also five different colors to choose from, including white, caramel, pink, charcoal, and black. The queen size also comes in mocha and gold.
I went with the standard white size:
Because it is silk, it will have some crease marks when it comes out of the box, but they will come out after it is washed or with a quick iron if you are the type of person who likes a pressed pillowcase. FYI: You are able to machine wash the Slip silk pillowcase on delicate; do not use bleach or tumble dry it.
Appearance-wise, it fits my standard pillow the same as my regular cotton pillowcase. The cotton pillowcase is at the bottom of the photo, and the top is the slip one. That’s how it looks right out of the box, with the creases:
The pillowcase sounds impressive, but what is it actually like to sleep on it? I tried sleeping on a cotton pillowcase, a flannel one, and the Slip Pure Silk one, and the silk one was definitely the softest.
It isn’t cold, in the way that some satin pajamas are. Once I put my head on it, I didn’t really notice it, unlike the flannel one, which I found to be a bit scratchy.
It would take a longer-term study to see the Slip pillowcase’s anti-aging effect, but my skin wasn’t irritated or lacking in moisture when I woke up. It’s difficult to say whether that’s from the pillow or the Korean skincare regimen I’m adhering to, but every little bit helps.
(Related: Why You Need To Be Getting More Sleep)
The biggest difference I noticed with the pillowcase was with my hair. Normally, I get a knot at the back of my head when I sleep on a flannel or cotton pillowcase.
It requires a lot of picking with a comb to get it out. With the slip pillowcase, the knot was either non-existent or so tiny that I could barely even feel it.
Furthermore, I could get away with sleeping on my blow-dry and going out the next day with only minor touch-ups.
The Slip Pure Silk Pillow may be an investment initially, but it’s worth it when you consider that you’re spending a third of your life in bed. Plus, add up the amount of money you spend on face creams in a year, and the pillow will come out cheaper. If you take care of it, it can last you many beauty sleeps.