I’ve been using the SilkSkin pillow case for a couple of weeks now: the claims for this as an anti-ageing tool are that natural silk contains the same proteins and amino acids as skin, making it the ideal surface on which to place your face at night. Also, the pillowcase can stop your skin drying out during the night and therefore avoid more wrinkles. Now, I have to admit that I really like this product – not, I hasten to say, because I think it’s giving me youth enhancing benefits. The plain facts are that unless you sleep literally face down in your pillow – and who does? – your facial skin isn’t in enough direct contact with the silk. Mostly people sleep on their back or their side, and unless you do an even toss and turn pattern throughout the night, it’s most likely that only one side of your face will ever be in contact. That said, it’s most major benefit is keeping hair smooth during the night, as the silk doesn’t ruffle hair shafts leaving you looking a little more groomed in the morning than normal. It also feels deeply luxurious: it’s a real quality product, soft, cool and decadent….exactly the sort of bedding I’d like to become acustomed to! If it does provide long term skin benefits, then that’s an added bonus. In the past, I’ve had silk pillow cases but none of this quality. It’s £35 at www.silkskin.co.uk.
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OWO!!! Looks so soft and nice 🙂
In fact I do sleep on my face 🙂 xxx
I’m having a mental image of myself with a perfectly youthful left side of my face, whilst the other grows ever more haggard lol! I have heard a lot of people say this really keeps the hair in great condition though! xxx
I purchased 2 Silkskin pillowcases direct from their website in Feb at a cost of £70. By June, the seams had split, depsite being cared for exactly to instructions. I have phoned and left messages (their phones are not manned), sent emails, and a Recorded Delivery letter requesting a refund. All have been ignored. Do not touch this product/company with a bargepole!
In response to Pauline Jacobs – I too have had the same problem. The pillowcase started to tear at the seam & now it’s almost torn in half! I googled Silskin to see if I could find another number as there is no answer from their phone, just a message & they won’t respond to my e-mails either. I have been very careful when washing & iroing, but I found it discoloured quickly also. Very expensive for just a few months use.
I would be interested to hear from Pauline if she has a response from Silkskin.
We have purchases 8 Silkskin pillowcases so far and they are addictive, great for presents etc.. We have noticed an improvment in our skin and hair, plus they have not fallen apart. Best to try it for yourself and see…Vicky x
I finally got a refund from Silkskin – but not without getting Trading Standards involved, and also digging up some very unsavoury facts about the company. Strangely, as soon as I put this to them – my refund was forthcoming!
I would like to know how Pauline managed to get a refund. I have bought 8 Silkskin pillowcases and all but one has split at the seam. These are not cheap products, and I’m so disappointed as I really like the concept and they don’t slip like other silk pillowcases.