Why Luxurious Silk Accessories Are Your Ultimate Beauty Companion
No longer the preserve of lingerie or luxurious pyjama sets, silk is now a key component of our beauty regimes - especially when it comes to sleep. The likes of Slip and Holistic Silk have built entire businesses around refashioning pillowcases, sleep masks and other accessories in ultra-soft and hypoallergenic silk, providing gentle surfaces for our skin whilst we sleep and reducing irritation - not to mention lessening the friction that can lead to wrinkles. And there are benefits for hair, too. Look to Silke London for chic scrunchies and hair wraps which help combat mechanical damage and reduce split ends and frizz. Shop some of Vogue's favourite silk beauty accessories below.
Slip's silk pillowcases come in a vast range of colours and claim to absorb significantly less face cream than cotton pillowcases, meaning your expensive anti-ageing creams stay precisely where they should - on your face. They also reduce friction or "drag" on both hair and skin for minimal damage whilst you sleep.
Slip embroidered silk queen pillowcase, £79. Available at Net-a-porter.com.
Olivia Von Halle
Olivia Von Halle's silk eye masks are super-chic, but also block out light to create the perfect environment for sleep (when your brain senses pure darkness it puts the production of more melatonin into action). The gentle fabric is kind to eyes, too.
Olivia Von Halle Nika eye mask, £75. Available at Oliviavonhalle.com.
Did you know that you can use silk to tackle blackheads too? CosRx's Blackhead Silk Finger Balls are a Korean beauty secret, offering gentle but effective exfoliation. Place a dampened ball over a fingertip and work over the face in circular motions to collect excess grease and dirt.
CosRx Blackhead Silk Finger Balls, £8. Available at Cultbeauty.co.uk.
Prevent snags and tears to you hair with Holistic Silk's ultra-soft mulberry silk scrunchies. Good for protecting your hair, plus conveniently in keeping with this season's trend for '80s styling.
Holistic Silk Pure Silk Scrunchie, £12.50. Available at Holisticsilk.com.
Silke London's chic silk hair wrap is designed to keep your style safe from the dreaded bedhead effect, as well as minimising static, breakage and split ends. Plus, there's something that feels incredibly decadent about putting it on every night before you go to sleep.
Silke London Hair Wrap, £45. Available at Cultbeauty.co.uk.