It is a well known fact that silk pillowcases can be good for your hair. Silk pillowcases are said to minimise flyaways, hair dryness and helps to make a blow dry last a few days longer. The reason behind this is, unlike traditional cotton or flannelette pillow covers, silk pillowcases don’t suck the moisture out of your hair and because there is little drag between the silk and your hair, the hair doesn’t mess up and you wake up with less kinks and flyaways.
As well as looking after your hair, the silk (and similar material) pillowcases can assist with anti-ageing and combating wrinkles. Yes really! You see, because the silk doesn’t absorb the moisture from your skin, the moisture stays in your skin which leaves your skin feeling softer and smoother. If you use night moisturising creams, the cream stays on your skin, not absorbed into your pillowcase! How many of you have woken up with red, dry, scratchy skin and lines on your face from your pillow?
A revolutionary new product on the market, is Tencel C. Tencel C is known for it’s silk like properties with chitosan. Chitosan is a substance already used int he cosmetic industry known for it’s ability to retain moisture, it’s cell regulating properties, skin protection benefits and antibacterial effects (which is great if you still get the odd break out!).
Who does it work, I hear you ask! Chitosan is extracted from the shells of crustaceans and then applied to the Tencel C fibres, which is then embedded permanently into the pillowcase. How clever is that?
The chitosan creates a protective barrier on the skin, which encourages wound healing and expedites tissue regeneration. If skin is too dry, it wrinkles and cracks and can even cause skin problems like eczema and infections.
Did you know that 60% of us sleep on one side night after night? There’s a problem caused by this; prematurely ageing on one side of the face. This happens not only because the one side loses moisture to the cotton pillow case, but also because repeatedly crushing a cheek into a pillow with resistance makes creases a chance to really bed in, which will over time encourage wrinkle formation.
Mercier and Reid are using this amazing technology in their Rejuvenation Pillowcases, which are exclusively sold at Adairs. Mercer & Reid’s rejuvenation pillowcases have successfully combined luxurious comfort and an amazing sleep experience, plus a beauty routine, all in one pillowcase. These Skin Rejuvenation pillowcases are designed to provide you with smooth, hydrated, radiant skin while you sleep. Beautiful bedroom style that is good for your hair and skin? Yes please!
What we thought:
Who doesn’t love the thought of actually getting beauty sleep while you… well… beauty sleep? As you can see from the main picture, I have the rejuvenating pillow cases in “String”. Please excuse the wrinkles in my doona, I did iron it… twice! Once before putting it on the bed and while it was on the bed, still wrinkled. *sigh*
I have been using the rejuvenation pillowcases for a week now and I have noticed a difference. Since using the rejuvenating pillowcases, I don’t have any lines or puffiness and my BotanicsES moisturiser seems to be working better than before (I think my cotton pillowcases were absorbing it). A nice bonus is that my hair seems to be lasting longer between washes (you should wash your hair once or twice a week, especially if you have dry hair (like myself). Any more and it strips the oils out of your hair). Would I buy them again? I already have! I bought two more in “snow” to go with my white sheets.
Woman of Style and Substance and Adairs are giving away two packs of two Mercier & Reid rejuvenation pillowcases to our luck readers.
All you have to do to enter the competition is fill out the form below. Entries are for Australian residents only. Competition closes at midnight Sunday the 19th June 2016. T&C’s below.
Terms and conditions: The “Adairs” giveaway is a game of skill and the most creative entry will be deemed the winner. The competition opens Monday 6th June 12PM EST and closes on Sunday the 19th June at midnight EST. One entry per person. Australian entries only, sorry. There are 2 prizes to be won, with a total value of $140. Winner will be notified via email. All entries will be signed up to our newsletter upon entry, if you do not wish to sign up to our newsletter please let us know via email. Good luck!