Benefits of Silk

Pink silk pillowcase in nordic bedroom
Photo of mjuk & co's dusty pink silk pillowcase

Besides having a proper skin care and hair care routine, Silk can be a luxurious addition to complement your beauty sleep. However, is it worth the perks touted by dermatologists and beauticians? Here, we breakdown the benefits of using Silk in your daily lives:

1. Moisture retention
Traditional cotton pillowcases absorb moisture from your hair and skin, and this includes any topical skincare lotions and creams. On the other hand, silk has one of the lowest absorption rates. This enables you to keep your hair and skin hydrated, soft and moisturized, and your expensive skin creams to work to their fullest potential! 

2. Prevent frizzy hair and maintain blowouts
As genuine silk is super smooth and soft, it can reduce friction, allowing hair to glide over it easily. This would result in smoother hair with less frizz and tangles, helping you to wake up without bedhead or kinks. In fact, sleeping on silk has been a long-kept beauty secret for women with textured and curly hair to maintain hairstyles like braids and blowouts without adding frizz!

3. Anti-wrinkle or anti-ageing properties
Genuine silk can retain skin moisture, allowing our skin to keep hydrated and healthy throughout the night. As it is composed of natural fibers that are tightly woven together, silk is naturally smooth and soft to touch. This reduces friction between the silk fabric and skin prevents any pulling or tugging, hence reducing sleep creases and premature wrinkles in the long term.

4. Hypoallergenic
The natural hypoallergenic properties of silk mean that it is more resistant towards dust, mould, fungus and other allergens, and hence more unlikely to trigger an allergic reaction compared to conventional cotton and polyester pillowcases. Genuine silk is also smooth and not abrasive, making it suitable for people with sensitive skin. However, it is still important to care for your silk pillowcase! Refer to our 'How to Care' page for proper silk care instructions.

5. Good temperature regulator
Genuine mulberry silk is a highly breathable fabric and is a natural temperature regulator, keeping you cool during hot nights and warm during cold nights, ensuring a good night's sleep by minimising tosses and turns due to fluctuating temperatures.

So there you have it, the 5 benefits of sleeping on silk, a natural and luxurious skincare and haircare supplement. A real silk pillowcase would greatly help if you are experiencing any of these:

  • Dry / eczema / sensitive skin
  • Dry / frizzy / tangled hair
  • Sleep wrinkles or creases
  • Live in dry climates or sleep in an air-conditioned environment
  • Put serums while sleeping (less absorption by your silk pillowcase means your skincare products get to stay put on your skin!)
  • Have allergies / asthma

Can't wait to sleep on silk? Check us out here

Our pure mulberry silk pillowcases and sleep masks are handmade and crafted from durable, high-quality silk fiber. We only use the highest grade (6A) long-fiber mulberry silk with a minimum density of 22 momme for the best quality and durability.

Our silk fabrics are natural, hypoallergenic and certified non-toxic in accordance to Standard 100 OEKO-TEX® - one of the world's best-known textiles standard against harmful substances.

Breathable, Anti-ageing & Hypoallergenic
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