The silk pillowcases you need to improve your beauty sleep
Say goodnight and goodbye to skin creases and out of control frizz
By Team BEAUTYcrew
May 28 2023
Sleep is such an important part of your beauty routine. But it’s not all about those eight hours. The pillowcase you sleep on can play a big part in keeping you looking youthful.
Silk, which is a natural, renewable and biodegradable resource, is more eco-friendly than cotton, and let’s be honest, silk pillowcases just feel so much more luxurious to sleep on. But all that aside, when it comes to your skin, the silk pillowcase benefits are impressive as hell.
Silk reduces the friction between your skin and the fabric as you toss and turn through the night, which provides a welcome anti-crease effect. Silk also absorbs less product, so your skin care products stay on your skin rather than rubbing off on your pillow, and it's a fabric that zaps less moisture from your skin so you don't wake up with that tight, dry feeling.
There are also benefits of a silk pillowcase for hair; silk's smooth surface won’t tug at strands or rough up the hair cuticle, which can lead to breakage and frizz. And just as it does for your skin, silk helps retain moisture in the hair.
Keen to get in on this anti-ageing, blowout-saving goodness while also enjoying a more luxurious sleep? These are the silk pillowcases that we recommend...
Silvi The Anti-Acne Silk Pillowcase in 'Tie Dye'
While laying your head down on a silk pillowcase is great for your skin and hair, the Silvi Anti-Acne pillowcase has also been treated with natural silver to help eliminate 99.7 per cent of acne-causing bacteria. Say goodbye to unwanted inflammation, clogged pores, frizzy strands and split ends when you invest in this next-level piece of Manchester.
$89 at Silvi
Sheridan Lanham Silk Pillowcase
If you want a dreamy night’s sleep, your wish is this Sheridan case's command. Their 100 per cent pure silk pillowcase (mulberry, of course) has an elegant border around the edge that elevates the look to the next level while also offering an aesthetic you don't often see in the silk game. It comes in an array of chic shades ranging from snow and sand to spearmint, so you're sure to find your favourite in the mix.
$129.99 at sheridan.com.au
LilySilk 19 Momme Terse Silk Pillowcase with Hidden Zipper
This silk pillowcase offers options galore. Made with 6A grade 100 per cent mulberry silk, there are 20+ colours and prints (including unique ones like lilac and wine) to choose from. You can even get a little extra fancy if you feel like it by using their monogram service to add your name or initials.
$62 at lilysilk.com/au
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Slip Silk Pillowcase
Sure, the endless style options (from blush marble to this beautiful burnt orange) are enough to win us over, but what we really love about Slip’s 22 momme, grade 6A long fibre mulberry silk pillowcase line is their use of non-toxic dyes. Having skin expert Dr Dennis Gross’ and hair expert Jen Atkin’s tick of approval helps, too. Oh, and did we mention the Kardashians are fans? Their silky hair speaks for itself.
$95 at Sephora
Shhh Silk Silk Pillowcase
This Aussie brand happens to have nabbed a silky seal of approval from Gisele Bündchen herself, but look, if you're still skeptical, they actually offer an amazing 'try it for 100 nights and return for a full refund if you're not in love' deal. We're sure you will be in love, though; in addition to being damn dreamy in general, what sets this one apart is its hidden zip closure, to make sure your pillow doesn’t slip out through the night (an unfortunate side effect of silk being so smooth!).
$95 at shhsilk.com.au
Heritage Silk Pillowcase In Charlotte
White is always a classic choice, sure. But with floral options like this around, you can create any kind of bed aesthetic you like with your new silk BFF. Made with 100 per cent mulberry silk, the word synonymous with the Heritage slips is 'quality'.
$59.97 (down from $99.95) at Myer
Ecosa Silk Pillowcase
Made from 100 per cent pure mulberry silk (AKA the highest quality silk you can get) with an impressive 25 momme silk status (the highest density silk on the market), this case is pretty much the epitome of luxury. If that wasn't enough to convince you, note that the brand likens the sensory experience to "waking up in Paris to the smell of fresh croissants, with George Clooney standing at the end of your bed." Um, consider us convinced.
$71.20 (down from $89) at ecosa.com.au