Genuine Silk can be a life changing addition to your beauty routine. But not all silk is made equal. Read on to find out how to tell if your silk is poor quality - or worse, fake!
✨ The Momme Factor: The value of silk is defined by its Momme. A Momme is a unit of measurement which quantifies the weight of silk. When buying a silk pillowcase, remember that you will be sleeping on it every night. A silk pillowcase that is 25 Momme (like ours) is the absolute best for sleeping. All the health and beauty benefits of silk are optimal with a 25 Momme silk pillowcase. 22 momme pillowcases are too thin and 19 momme should be nowhere near your head.
📢📢📢 Be careful! If a brand is selling silk pillowcases but conveniently fails to mention the momme, this means that the silk they are using is 16 momme (shudder) or even worse, so stay away! 🤮
👩🔬Quality Assurance: OEKO Certification, 6A Long Strand Mulberry Silk is what you should be looking for. This means that it is manufactured to the highest standard and coloured using non-toxic dyes.
💰The price: If it is too good to be true - it probably is. Silk is a valuable material. If your silk is cheap this often means it has been blended with other fabrics like cotton or polyester, ruining the efficacy of the silk. Cheap silk signifies poor quality and lower momme. When it comes to silk, you get what you pay for, so if a queen size pillowcase costs $30 AUD, you know something's wrong.
😬 Satin polyester posing as silk - This is another common mistake people make when buying silk pillowcases - they mix silk up with satin. Satin, although it may look like silk, does not have any of the benefits of silk, and is an artificial material made from polyester.
✅ When you buy a Silkit pillowcase, you can be confident that you are getting the highest quality mulberry silk pillowcases 👍