Dame Essentials is India’s first pure Mulberry silk pillowcase and sleeping mask brand. Crafted with love and obsessive attention to detail, they provide a solution for beautiful skin and hair. Say hello to the luxurious sleeping experience with anti-ageing benefits, without investing any extra time.
We spoke to their founder Armaan Maan who shared with us the benefits of Silk Sleepwear
Benefits of Silk Sleepwear
Hair and skin benefits
Silk being an ultra-smooth fabric, allows your hair and skin to just glide across it as opposed to rubbing them like cotton pillowcases do. Since it is a completely natural fabric, it is hypoallergenic and contains amino acids which enhance collagen production. Silk doesn’t absorb any moisture from your face or hair, thus keeping it hydrated, healthy and happy.
Silk helps retain the natural moisture levels of our skin and hair. It also enhances the efficiency of your night crèmes and serums by letting your skin absorb them better. When we sleep on a cotton pillowcase, the moisture from our skin and hair gets absorbed because cotton is a natural absorbent – which leads to a deadpan morning look and frizzy bed hair! Silk also helps your skin glide easily on the pillowcase thus prevents premature ageing and sleep creases.
Antibacterial benefits galore
Silk is a natural fibre which is antibacterial and hypoallergenic. If you have sensitive or acne-prone skin, silk will actually help reduce the sensitivity and give you healthy looking skin. For chemotherapy patients, silk is proven to reduce pain and hair fall, all thanks to no hair friction while you sleep at night.
Once you go down the silk route, you can never settle for anything else!
Makes your blowout last!
Silk helps your hair slide on the pillow and avoids pulling and tugging of hair which causes knots. So when you wake up in the morning, your hair is in perfect condition – with the glossy effect still intact.
Reduce bed hair and split ends
You wake up every morning with a serious case of bed hair – frizzy, unkempt and downright unsexy. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase helps keep your hair under control since it reduces any form of friction or pulling. It’s this friction that causes split ends and tangles, which thus leads to unhealthy dead looking hair. It is an easy solution, no friction thus no damage!
It’s like getting a spa treatment every night; all you have to do is sleep
Silk even prevents external dehydration
When you’re travelling, the air in the aeroplane is dry thus harming your skin by causing dehydration. The sensitive skin around your eyes is the first thing that gets affected. You have to drink 8 glasses of water for every one hour of flight time to counter the damage done by plane air! Just put on your favourite eye crème, top it off with a sleeping mask and reach your destination looking just as beautiful as you started!
You can sleep longer
We all love our sleep and the alarm clock is nothing close to a friend in the morning. With Dame Essentials 100% pure mulberry silk pillowcase, you can sleep for that extra half an hour because you won’t have to do your hair in the morning. It will be beautiful.
We asked Armaan why we should Choose Dame Essentials?
We use 22 Momme Grade 6A long thread 100 per cent pure mulberry silk, which isn’t easily available in India. We went through enough sampling and testing and managed to lay our hands on the best and the most effective silk so we can assure you about the quality of our product. Did we mention we’re the 1st sellers/brand of silk pillowcases in India!
Dame Essentials is perfect for you, your parents, your husband, your kids, your grandparents, boyfriend, friends and the list goes on!
I also get asked a lot why someone can’t simply use Satin Sleepwear instead.
We got a lot of questions asking about why people can’t use satin which is less expensive and more readily available. Satin is a polyester fibre, which means that it is made from plastic polymers and petroleum. In hot regions like Asia, Africa and the Middle East, satin makes you sweat profusely which could cause skin irritations and allergies. Silk, on the other hand, is a natural thermostat. It keeps your cool in the summer and warm in the winter, along with being anti-bacterial and anti-allergic.
How did you start Dame Essentials?
Just like you, I strive day after day to achieve beautiful hair and skin. I was frustrated waking up every day, with hair that resembled a bird’s nest and my face with those occasional sleep creases. I would put on my serums night after night religiously, just to see that the effect was as slow as a snail’s pace. Whenever I had to be somewhere in the morning, I had to give up on my sleep and wake up earlier than required to fix my hair.
Dame Essentials was born from the love of sleep and my never-ending strife for flawless hair and skin. When I discovered that the secret to beautiful skin and hair was so effortless, my delight knew no bounds. All celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Gisele Bundchen, Rosie Huntington Whiteley sleep on silk. Even Marilyn Monroe slept on silk. I wanted to share this with all of you because we all deserve that little self-pampering.
Dermatologists, hair stylists and doctors around the world advise us to sleep on silk.
I started looking for pure mulberry silk in India only to discover that it wasn’t available in the purest form. This didn’t stop me from finding the best silk that is available in the world. After tireless attempts at sampling and testing, I found the most effective silk.
For bedding, silk with a 19 momme weight is generally considered to provide the best balance of strength, aesthetics and affordability. I wanted to go a step further and provide a little extra luxury because our skin deserves only the best. At Dame Essentials, we use 22 momme Grade 6A long thread 100% pure mulberry silk with a charmeuse weave for all our silk goodies. (It is like the 22 carats of silk).
Silk is a natural fibre which is cultivated from a silkworm that has a rich diet of the finest quality mulberry plant. It is then weaved into a beautiful silk fabric. Silk is an anti-allergic and retains the natural moisture levels of your hair and skin, unlike cotton or satin.
Dame essentials silk goodies are that much-needed step of skin care that we all tend to overlook. It is the perfect gift for your mother, child, husband, grandparents and friends alike. We have gone out of our way to provide only the most luxurious silk because you deserve nothing but the best.
That feeling of waking up one hour later, with perfect hair and beautiful skin is priceless. And, I want you to become naturally beautiful, night after night, just by sleeping on my pillowcase.
Never underestimate the power of your pillowcase as a beauty treatment.
It is said that a good night’s sleep is important for us to function normally and for quite a lot of us, good sleep is a luxury. When your head touches Dame Essentials 100% pure mulberry silk pillowcase, you feel that aaaaahh factor and sleep better as well.
Our skin and hair represent us for a long time, and we all long for flawless skin and glossy hair. Our silk goodies will help you reap anti-ageing benefits along with being completely natural and anti-allergic.It will get you one step closer to flawlessness, even if you don’t have the time for an extensive skin and hair care routine.
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