Sunday 26 February 2012

Smooth as Silk

Charlotte and Co

It used to be the case that silk bedding was the reserve of playboy bachelors, but not anymore.

Silk bedding - in particular pillowcases are widely recommended by beauty experts and skin specialists for their anti-ageing effect.  They are also reported to help reduce skin dryness and improve hair condition.

Now, when you get to a certain stage, skin loses it's elasticity and you can find your self waking up with huge creases on your face - especially if like me you sleep on your side or face down!  As I get older I also notice that these creases take longer and longer to bounce back. They can still be there after I've had my morning cuppa, showered and dressed.

Silk Pillow Case

With an impending wedding on the horizon, it's high time I started taking better care of what I have left, so the lovely people at Charlotte & Co sent me a beautiful white silk pillowcase to try out.

I have to say, after using it for about 2 weeks (with washes of course, I don't mean continuously!) I have definitely noticed a real improvement.  My skin seems more hydrated and supple, I don't wake with the dreaded creases and even my hair seems easier to tame.

The only 'snag' if you'll pardon the pun, is keeping the other half off.  With his grizzly stubble I worry he'll ruin my silky snowy haven, so I do find myself regularly muttering "get your head off my pillow!".

Charlotte & Co also sent me a divine, soothing bottle of Lavender mist pillow spray which also aids restful sleep.  Simply spritz a few squirts on your pillow before bed, to help you naturally drift off to sleep.

Charlotte & Co. Lavender Pillow Mist

Both products from Charlotte & Co's Lavender Beauty Sleep Range are currently on sale at £7.50 for the Lavender mist and £29 for a pillowcase or buy two for £55.

Check out also their gorgeous other home accessories - eye masks, scented candles, hot water bottles and wheat filled heated pillows are all bound to help you drift off to a peaceful sleep.

Cotton Flannel Eye Mask

I have shopped with Charlotte & Co online several times and am pleased to recommend their customer service, delivery, packaging and quality of products.  Try them for yourself.  Give them a follow on Twitter too for exclusive offers; discounts and competitions.  Tell them I sent you!

Disclosure: I was sent a pillowcase and a bottle of spray for the purposes of this review. However, any views expressed are accurate and honest and are my own.


  1. I have one of the Charlotte & Co silk pillowcases and it is fantastic, I've noticed a real difference in how my skin and hair look in the morning. Totally recommend them :) Jude xx @jadlgw

    1. Thanks Jude. You really can feel the difference can't you? :0)