Silk Pillowcase: My Honest Review

It’s almost cosy season! And with the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your gift list. 

With many of the shops being closed, the risk of lockdowns ever-looming, and COVID-19 variants Grinch-ing up the joint, many are turning to online stores to get their holiday shopping done. But when holiday shopping online, it’s important to start early so your gifts all arrive on time.

At Sleepbo, we are obsessed with all things comfy and cosy. We spend all our time researching tips, tricks, and products to ensure you and your loved ones get the best night’s sleep possible. 

So, without further ado, we’d like to introduce our holiday blog series: Honest Reviews. Our team researched this year’s most popular cosy gift items and wrote their honest opinions on them so you can make smart purchases from reliable companies this holiday season.

My Honest Review of Silk Pillowcases

As Sleepbo’s token young person Research Assistant Intern, I was tasked with researching the best gifts for Millennials and Zoomers and giving my honest opinions on them. So, while researching products to review, being the professional that I am, I went on TikTok to see what was trending.

One thing I kept seeing everywhere were these STUNNINGLY gorgeous silk pillowcases.

I’ve heard about these before (Victoria Beckham and Cindy Crawford both cite them as staples in their beauty routines) and I already knew they were popular, but what I didn’t know was how many benefits you can get from using one! 

Here are some of the benefits I’ve heard about silk pillowcases:

  • Smooths frizz and flyaways 
  • Hydrates and protects skin from irritation
  • Prevents hair breakage for faster growth
  • Prevents acne and blackheads
  • Prevents premature aging and fine lines 
  • Fights bacteria and allergens for lowered inflammation 

I mean, that’s pretty crazy that a pillowcase could do all that, right? I was shocked. So, of course, I had to try it for myself. 

Choosing and ordering

There are quite a few brands selling silk pillowcases online, and not all of them are high quality. In order to receive the touted benefits, I knew I needed to buy the right pillowcase. 

Here are a few of the features I was looking for:

  • 100% pure mulberry silk
  • A high momme count
  • Thermoregulatory properties 
  • Hypoallergenic properties
  • Hidden snag-safe zipper 

There were very few pillowcases that delivered all of these features while still remaining affordable and UK-based. 

I finally ended up choosing the brand kuddly. If you’ve read my posts before, you’ll know this wasn’t a difficult choice for me.

I’ve purchased from kuddly before and I’ve always been impressed by the quality of their products, as well as their friendly and supportive customer service!

Here are a few reasons why I love them:

  1. They are a UK-based brand: I always buy local when I can.
  2. I trust their quality and customer service: Since I work for Sleepbo, I’ve researched a few other kuddly products. I already know what a great company they are.
  3. They were having a really good sale: Full disclosure, I got reimbursed for my purchase by Sleepbo, but I love a good sale so I wanted to pick something affordable for you, reader!
  4. They have a 30-day money-back trial period: So you can’t come for me if you don’t like it (you’ll like it, trust me. But you can never be too safe).

And if you need more convincing, take a look at these reviews, sourced from their TrustPilot profile.

So, after a quick review, I took the plunge and hit “purchase” on two pillowcases, one in Lunar Grey and one in Cloud White. I figured, with the money-back guarantee and free shipping, there really was no reason not to just try them!

First impressions - 4.5/5

I suppose, after reading all the amazing reviews on their Trustpilot, I had high expectations for how quickly my package would get delivered. Many people reported getting their packages only the next day after ordering! So, when mine came 4 days after I placed my order, I felt like it had been ages! 

I definitely think this has to do with the increase in parcels during the holiday season, which means this problem will only get worse for all online retailers! For that reason, I highly recommend getting started on your Christmas shopping early this year.

*Stocking Stuffer Alert* At the time of writing, kuddly is having their annual Black Friday event. Get your Silk Pillowcase for as low as £32 each when you buy for multiple people on your list.

My first thought when opening the box was how beautiful the packaging is! It really is top quality because kuddly pays attention to every detail of the purchasing process.

When I took the pillowcases from the packaging, however, that’s when I was really impressed. The things are so soft and silky. They’re stunning. It absolutely blew me away! I didn’t realize just how luxurious 22-momme pure mulberry silk would feel, but it’s really quite lovely. 

Here are a few things that stood out to me right away:

  • The gorgeous, luxurious grey and pearlescent white colours 
  • The sheen and quality of the fabric make my bed look so expensive
  • Luxuriously, amazingly soft, and silky
  • Fresh smelling and super lightweight fabric

I couldn’t wait to put them on my pillows, get into bed, and test them out!

Daily use - 5/5

Falling asleep on this pillowcase was, to say the least, a dream! They are so soft and cooling, so I never had to flip my pillow over to get the colder side. 

When I woke up the next morning, the first thing I noticed was that my hair was less tangled than usual. After about 3 weeks of using it, I can confirm that having less tangled hair in the morning leads to less breakage! I swear, my hair is growing faster now that it’s not being outrun by my split ends.

The other major hair benefits I’ve noticed are that I have less frizz and less grease, so I wash my hair less often. It’s especially great because water can be damaging to the hair so washing it less means even healthier hair!

As far as skin, I never really had a bad acne problem, but I do usually have a few minor spots, especially around that time of the month. I don’t know if it’s my hormones, the fact that my sleep quality is better, or if it’s all due to this miracle pillowcase, but I honestly haven’t had a single blemish since using these pillowcases.   

My skin also just feels so much softer. When I was up in the morning, my eyes aren’t as puffy (I think due to the hypoallergenic properties) and I have less inflammation in general.

RESULTS - 5/5

Here are a few of the changes I’ve noticed since I bought these:

  • Better hair: The biggest change I’ve noticed! My hair looks so much better. No more frizz or flyaways, and I swear it’s growing faster.
  • Better skin: No more blemishes, inflammation, or irritation for me!
  • Better beauty sleep: I never wake up congested, my eyes aren’t puffy in the mornings, and I feel more rested and energized!

Conclusion - 5/5

I’m a total convert! I’ll never go back to sleeping on cotton pillowcases again. You don’t realize how much damage your pillowcase is doing until you try it and see the difference for yourself. 

I honestly think a Silk Pillowcase is the perfect gift for any Zoomer or Millenial on your list! It gave me a better glow-up than any expensive facial or any fancy haircare or skincare product. 

These pillowcases get a solid 5 stars from me, just make sure to order early to avoid the holiday rush!

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Other trending kuddly gift items

If you’re planning on buying kuddly Silk Pillowcases for Christmas this year, check out some other popular gift items from their site that my colleagues and I reviewed as a part of this series. 

*I reviewed these too and if you’re shopping for teenagers, you NEED to check them out!

You could cross multiple people off your list in one virtual stop. And the sooner you get your shopping done, the sooner you can rest your head on your lovely Silk Pillowcase and enjoy a good night’s sleep.

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Maddie Hopkins

Maddie Hopkins

Maddie is a Research Assistant Intern here at Sleepbo. She lives in Brighton and loves to walk her fur baby Leonard along the pier.