The silk pillowcase: your beauty secret
What are the properties of silk?
Silk is a soft and resistant material, recognized for millennia for its physical properties but also for its cleansing properties.
First of all, silk is insulating, making it the perfect pad for high-end duvets and pillows.
On the other hand, its softness and its carnal touch are very appreciated in clothing and luxury bed linen.
Finally, few people know the beneficial properties of silk on the skin. Indeed, true beauty ally, it does not irritate and it also protects the skin and hair from dehydration. The silk bed linen provides not only a sense of luxury and pleasure, but also comfort and beneficial properties.
An affordable luxury
In recent years, big brands have been selling silk pillowcases with a lot of marketing and superfluous packaging, mainly using expensive sales networks.
By avoiding all these unnecessary costs, Maison de la soie offers silk pillowcases of the same quality at a price 2 to 3 times lower.
What is the best silk?
The quality of the silk varies mainly depending on the species of butterfly that produces it. The most recognized silk is mulberry silk. It comes from the cocoons of Bombyx Mori caterpillars that feed only on mulberry leaves. The fibers of this silk are strong, of a constant section and a slightly ivory white gloss.
This silk quality has nothing to do with wild silk or silk tussah that does not have the same properties or appearance at all.
Then the selection of mulberry silk fibers longer or shorter gives the grade.
Finally, it is important to choose a sufficient thickness of tissue so that it is resistant to washing.
You will find on our website a grade A silk linen and a density of 19 men that is perfectly suitable for machine washing. You will avoid the chore of washing hand recommended for men under 16.
Which color to choose?
We have chosen to offer the most natural products possible. This is why you will mainly find on our site bed linen in untinted silk. The natural color of the silk is a white slightly ivory tinted. This soothing color is obviously more skin-friendly than a chemical dye. It comes in plain silk satin and patterned silk jacquard.
Ivory silk satin pillow case
Silk jacquard is visually very luxurious but is not as soft as silk satin. The silk jacquard pillowcases have a satin silk side for the night and a jacquard side for daytime decoration so as to keep all the advantages of these two fabrics.
silk jacquard pillowcase
We regularly add new colors for all tastes.
Which size to choose?
The size is mainly a matter of taste and habit but also a question of cost. In France, the most common size for pillowcases is 50×75 cm. The size 65×65 is slightly more expensive and less suitable for large sizes because square pillows take up more space in the head.
Regarding the finish, pillowcases without edges are more affordable but the steering wheel of 5 cm brings a more beautiful finish.
Why opt for silk?
– For healthy skin
The 18 amino acids and proteins that make up silk are used to make moisturizing creams for the face. They reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sleep marks. Silk also protects the skin from dehydration. It is therefore suitable for people who suffer from dry skin, but also to all those looking for comfort and want to keep a healthy skin.
– Have healthy hair
The effects of silk on the hair are the same as for the skin: it protects and moisturizes. A silk pillowcase will allow you to keep your hair supple and silky. Some people use it to hold their brushings or smoothings throughout the night. This is another virtue of silk compared to other materials such as cotton.
-Silk is naturally healthy and protective
Silk is naturally hypo-allergenic and anti-mite. It can help people with sensitive skin, asthma, eczema or other allergies to the skin or the respiratory tract.
-Anti-transpirant and thermoregulatory
Silk is also thermoregulatory and brakes perspiration. It allows you to sleep more easily and enjoy a sum of money