Thursday, 24 January 2019

Slip Silk Pillowcase

Having that perfect pillow is something I am still looking for, perhaps something I will always be looking for and whilst on that journey, I have tried quite a lot of extra products in an effort to find comfort as I drift off to sleep.  I have ice cold gel inserts to try and regulate the temperature of my pillow because as soon as it gets too hot, I wake up.  Did you know that your pillow could actually be causing you a few other issues though?
Slip Silk Pillowcase
I have read rave reviews of how amazing silk pillowcases are and admittedly, I am always one who wants to jump onto the bandwagon to give something a try to see what all the fuss is about.  I was kindly given a Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase in Pink in Queen (of course) to try.  Priced at £79, the Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase is available in four different sizes. a choice of how you want the closure to be as well as the choice of pattern or 13 different colour options, so you should be able to find something to fit your own pillows and match your bedroom decor with relative ease.   It comes beautifully boxed with everything you need to know about your pillow clearly visible.
Slip Silk Pillowcase Boxed
Slip Silk Pillowcase Queen Size
This pillowcase comes with a huge celebrity backing as to how wonderful it is and whilst that wouldn't usually sway how I feel about a product, honestly, even if it did absolutely nothing it promised, I can still see why people rave about it.  But what are its selling points?
Anti-Aging, Anti Sleep Crease, Anti Bedhead
Slip Silk are aware of many other products available on the market but for them, the slipsilk™ difference is the big selling point. Slipsilk™ is specially-commissioned and made to our exacting standards, developed and re­fined over ten years to provide the ultimate combination of shine, thickness, softness and durability. They use the highest grade (6A) long ­fiber mulberry silk, with a thickness of 22 momme and enforce the strictest quality guidelines, including non-toxic dyes.  To the honest, this is the smoothest, silkiest product I have ever laid my head on, it is pure delight.
The term anti-ageing usually raises someone hackles, but in this case, it isn't about slapping on a cream for a few days and seeing a remarkable difference, it goes much deeper.  It is said that we spend around a third of our lives in bed (I suspect for me that is much more) and the reason Silk have chosen specific fibres is because they are  signi­ficantly less absorbent than many other ­fibers, so they can help keep your skin’s moisture and expensive face and hair products where they belong, on your face and hair. Slipsilk™ can help to reduce friction, which can reduce stretching and tugging on delicate facial skin.

The term anti sleep crease has been the one I've come to associate with Silk pillowcases and this one is no different.  I am sure we have all woken up with the sleep crease, where your pillowcase has twisted whilst you have slept and it has left creases, known as the sleep crease on your face? We all know that as we age and as our skin ages, it loses elasticity and sleep creases can become more pronounced and longer-lasting. While the creases usually go away later that day, it is said that they can be gradually ‘ironed in’ over the years. Slipsilk™ can help to reduce friction, allowing the skin to glide along the pillow while reducing extra pressure on creased skin.  Since having my own Slip Pure Silk Pillow Case, I have not had a single sleep crease, my pillow hasn't become creased either.

Finally, we have anti bed head, something which really intrigued me with regards to a pillowcase and whether having one made of silk really would make a difference.  Ordinary pillowcases can cause your hair to pull, tangle and cause friction which leads to the dreaded 'Bed Head'. A silk pillowcase helps to reduce friction and frizz and I can totally see why the world’s most renowned hairstylists and beauty experts have long recommended sleeping on gentle, hair friendly silk to help preserve your blow out.

Until the Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase came into my life, I had always bought cotton pillowcases, assuming that they would be among the best fabrics I could buy, now I can't ever see me going back.  Having a silk pillowcase has been life changing for me, remember at the beginning of the post I mentioned the hot pillow syndrome which wakes me up? Well, having something silk to sleep on has changed all of that because the temperature is now regulated and my pillow always feels cool to the touch, so whilst I wake less during the night, I now just need to find the perfect pillow for comfort.

Alongside pillowcases, Slip has a whole host of products that I am really keen to try, everything from Hair Scrunchies and Sleep Masks to their very own cleaning solutions to keep your Silk products in the best possible condition.  Slip Silk products can be found on the highstreet or online via sites such as Lookfantastic, Feelunique and Cult Beauty to name just a few.

Have you ever tried a Silk Pillowcase? 

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  1. I haven't tried a silk pillow case before, but I think I'd love it x

  2. I have wanted a silk pillowcase for a while! This sounds incredible xx


  3. I don't use anything but a Silk Pillowcase, it has made such a difference to my skin and hair!

  4. I've wondered what the deal was with these pillowcases for a while now so thank you for explaining the benefits in such detail. I might invest in one soon as they sound fantastic.

    Roxie |

  5. A silk pillowcase sounds amazing x

  6. Oh wow this sounds so so nice! I need to try it!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  7. I've always wandered if these are worth it or not! x

  8. I love silk pillowcases!! They are life changing x


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