The tagline for Sleep ‘n Beauty’s mulberry silk pillow case is “wake up young and beautiful.” If only it were that easy. The pillowcase is infused with essential oils that your skin can soak up while you sleep. Sounds like a great idea, you think. Anything anti-aging that can be done while I’m sleeping is a definite plus, but unfortunately, there are more than a few cons. First of all, the oil won’t be evenly distributed over your face unless you sleep like a spaz. What you do get will end up in your hair, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but if you don’t have time to wash the oil out in the morning, you’ll spend the day looking dirty, rather than “young and beautiful.”
And god forbid if the man in your life uses it and gets his hair cooties on there (boys somehow stink up pillows – you know what I’m talking about). The Sleep ‘n Beauty sounds like something luxurious, but down to the name and the pretty box the pillowcase comes in, it’s just a gimmick that doesn’t deliver. Sure, once all the oil has been soaked up, you’ll be left with a nice silk pillowcase, but that’s it and for a third of the cost, you could buy the same thing. Plus, you can’t really wash it before the oil is absorbed or you’ll wash away all the goodness, and who knows how long that could take? If nothing else just pick up a regular silk pillowcase – it will do wonders for keeping your hair untangled while you sleep (and the soft, smooth texture feels a lot better than the average cotton pillow!). Available on Amazon for $79.49.