Cliffton Silk Gifts was established in 2001 making The Original Organic Mulberry Silk Pillowcases for Skin and Hair care.
With the success of our unique and original idea we launched the website in 2004. We know that many sites have followed since but we did the original research
Before 2001 we had spent many years sourcing silk from all over the world to find the right one. After discussions with top skin and hair specialists we were told that it was Silk Charmeuse that was the silk to use because of the way it is weaved. It produces a soft lustre texture that is more beneficial to sleep on with regards to the skin and hair. You need this type of weave to enable your face and hair to glide across the pillowcase whilst asleep causing less friction therefore less damage.
We have our silk especially weaved for us in China to ensure the process involves no added chemicals or dyes and with a superior weight of 25 momme. Our products are exclusive to this site, they are all hand-made in England and finished with French seams. No foreign or child labour is used.
We realised that because of all the health benefits of silk why not protect babies and children's skin and hair also as their skin can be prone to dryness and irritation.
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This is an Article Written by Silkgifts in 2007
THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF SLEEPING ON SILK PILLOWCASES
The Natural Anti-aging Product
Have you noticed creases on your face in the morning! This is a dead give away as to which side of your face you were sleeping.
The Chinese have known for Centuries the Health Benefits of sleeping on Silk Pillowcases as Silk is the nearest thing to human skin known to man it contains a natural protein and 18 essential amino acids. Studies show amino acids can counter the effects of ageing, especially in the facial skin and can help calm the nervous system.
Silk also contains natural cellular albumen, which helps speed up metabolism of skin cells thus helping to reduce signs of ageing. Silk Charmeuse is a natural heat regulator, maintaining body temperature. It does not conduct heat or static electricity like other fibres, heat is retained during cold temperatures and redundant heat is shed during summer temperatures. Keeping your skin cool in the summer and warm in the winter!
Silk is naturally hypoallergenic making it a must for allergy sufferers, especially those with eczema, helping sensitive dry or itchy skin. That is why babies and children would benefit from Silk by avoiding exposure to allergens and aiding restful sleep. Silk is also inhospitable to dust mites and naturally fire retardant.
Silk Charmeuse will not absorb natural moisture from your face and hair, or facial beauty creams while you sleep, unlike cotton, which is an absorbent fibre and draws moisture.
Sleeping on Silk can help prevent thinning of the hair. Cotton causes more friction disrupting hair follicles as we move in our sleep leading to hair breakage and split ends. Because of its special weave, Silk Pillowcases will prevent hair from tangling as we move in our sleep, they will also help keep our hairstyle.
Hair care specialists recommend the use of Silk Charmeuse pillowcases. Cotton may feel soft to the skin but its weave actually grips and tugs at individual strands causing damage and breakage. The effects of continuous contact with cotton pillowcases can tangle and sometimes ruin hairstyles.
Hair treated by bleaching, highlighting, colouring, chemical perms, blowdrying and curling or straightening tongs are especially susceptible to breakage. For braided, chemically treated or normal hair the use of Silk Charmeuse pillowcases reduces hair breakage, helps maintain proper moisture balance, protects hairstyles and eliminates most tangling. Silk Charmeuse is more comfortable and cooler than cotton and contributes to a good nights sleep!