This Is My New Favourite Anti-Ageing Pillowcase, Hands Down
If you ask me, silk pillowcases can be a magnificent thing. Not only do they possess numerous purported beauty benefits (which are backed up by lots of anecdotal evidence), they're also just nice to sleep on. After switching to a silk anti-ageing pillowcase a few years ago I noticed a huge change in both my skin and hair. I saw a noticeable reduction in "sleep crease", the ironed-in wrinkles you wake up with after sleeping on a regular pillowcase, and hair frizz. Apparently, these effects are down to silk's capacity to allow skin and hair to glide as you move, rather than tugging and scratching as cotton can do. The one issue with silk anti-ageing pillowcases seems to be that they're not vegan. Not a huge issue for me per se, but I have quite a few pals missing out on quality beauty sleep in the name of animal rights activism.
Enter: Bamboo. A fabric with similar properties to silk, plus sustainability and animal friendliness. Ettitude, an Australian company is leading the way locally with its organic bamboo lycocel bedding, including the softest pillowcases you'll ever lay your head on. Not only is the company's fabric of choice naturally anti-microbial and hypoallergenic, it's thermo-regulating which means it'll keep you cool in summer and warm in winter. It's also sweat-wicking, smoother than cotton, and wrinkle-resistant. What's not to love? After a few days of sleeping on Ettitude's vegan pillowcases, I've noticed zero "sleep crease" (when I sleep on cotton their reappearance is immediate), making me a convert. I also love that they don't slide off my pillows like their silk counterparts can.
Take a peek below.
Ettitude Bamboo Pillowcase Set ($35)
And did I mention that at two pillowcases for just $35 you're effectively getting double the anti-ageing power for half the price of the silk equivalent? It's true.
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