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The 411 on Slip and The Benefits of Silk Pillowcases

The 411 on Slip and The Benefits of Silk Pillowcases
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What are the benefits of silk pillowcases and silk products in your beauty routine? Learn about our Brand of the Month, slip, and why you should consider external beauty investments! 

The 411 on slip

In 2003, slip Co-Founder and CEO, Fiona Stewart, was prescribed acne medication which resulted in extremely sensitive skin and thinning hair. Her dermatologist suggested sleeping on a silk pillowcase. Unable to find one, she sourced the best silk she could find and wrapped it around her pillow. The results were dramatic and immediate, and she’s never looked back. She had stumbled upon a long-forgotten beauty secret (silk!) - and slip® was born. The following year Stewart alongside partner, Justin Dubois, officially launched slip® - the first silk pillowcase to be branded and marketed as a beauty product.


What are the Benefits of Switching to a Slip Silk Pillowcase?


We spend a third of our lives in bed. Silk fibers 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.

Anti Sleep Crease

Ever woken up with a sleep crease? As skin ages, it loses elasticity and sleep creases can become more pronounced and longer-lasting. While the creases usually go away later that day, they can be gradually ‘ironed in’ over the years. Slipsilk™ can help to reduce friction, allowing skin to glide along the pillow while reducing extra pressure on creased skin.

Anti Bed Head

Ordinary pillowcases can cause hair to pull and tangle throughout the night, leading to bed head in the morning and potentially damaging hair, whereas slipsilk™ can help to reduce friction. The world’s most renowned hairstylists and beauty experts have long recommended sleeping on gentle, hair friendly silk to help preserve your blow out.

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Slip’s silk pillowcases, sleep masks, hair scrunchies, face coverings and double lined turbans are loved by celebrities, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, hairdressers and beauty experts worldwide.

Investing in Your Routine

It’s no surprise that we at SkinStore love slip and their products, but investing in your beauty routine beyond skin care is more than self-indulgence. As in many of the articles we have on-site, we stand by self-care being a necessity. 

Not only is it a need to feel your best during tough times, but too long women have been conditioned to put everyone and anyone before themselves, and studies have shown the effects of long term stress, anxiety, and the little things that end up being bigger issues down the line. 

In the world of vast internet knowledge, investing in your skincare, encouraging self-care, or treating yourself to a touch of decadence will help you tackle each and every day, waking up and stepping out gorgeous. 

SkinStore Editors
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