The Very Pretty Pillowcase Dermatologists Recommend

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Slip silk pillowcase
Photo: Bobby Doherty/New York Magazine

The Goal: Find a glamorous silk pillowcase, which, unlike cotton and even satin, creates minimal friction against the face and head and is thus said to reduce irritation, wrinkles, and hair frizz.

The Verdict: The Slip, which was developed by Australian Fiona Stewart 13 years ago after a dermatologist recommended silk for her sensitive skin, is made of exceptionally soft and cool-to-the-cheek pure mulberry silk. Since it launched in the U.S. in 2015, the Slip’s weight of 22 momme — a measurement that correlates with softness and typically hovers around 19 with other silk pillowcases — has helped build its loyal following among beauty experts like celebrity dermatologist Dennis Gross. Instagram bonus: It comes in that highly photogenic shade we’ve come to call “Millennial Pink.”

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Slip silk pillowcase $79, Dermstore

*This article appears in the March 20, 2017, issue of New York Magazine.

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The Very Pretty Pillowcase Dermatologists Recommend