Frequently Asked Questions
HAIR & SKIN BENEFITS
Silk has 18 different types of natural amino acids, one of which is known as sericin (or silk protein). Sericin forms in the cocoons made by the silkworm and are the binding agents of silk filaments. Both skin and hair have an amino acid called keratin. When sericin is applied topically through a cream or from using something like a silk pillowcase, it binds with the keratin found in our hair and skin. This binding of the two amino acids helps repair any damage done to hair or skin, provides protection against harmful ultraviolet rays, and helps prevent wrinkles on the skin. Unlike cotton fabric, silk does not absorb moisture while you sleep. This can keep your skin and hair hydrated. Since silk is all natural, it is gentle on the skin and is free of the harsh chemicals that can be found in many other fabrics.
A normal cotton pillowcase absorbs the beauty products you may put on your hair and skin. This means that whatever you may put on your hair will end up on your pillowcase and then transfer to your skin.Extra moisture, dirt, and allergens in your pillowcase can contribute to the appearance of acne. Silk is hypoallergenic and does not hold onto moisture or dirt which can reduce acne by keeping the skin cleaner while you sleep. Also, you may need to use less facial moisturizer since none of it will transfer onto your pillow. Saving your skin and your wallet.
Dermatologists encourage the use of silk pillowcases as they do not hold on to excess dirt and oils. With less dirt and oil being held onto by the fibers of the pillow case, your skin will be more hydrated and cleaner as a result.
Silk pillowcases can help you get a better night's rest by regulating your body temperature, keeping you cool and dry throughout the night. They are also hypoallergenic, which keeps away pollen and dust mites making it easier for you to breathe at night.
Right now we offer our pillowcases in three sizes; standard, queen and king. Near the end of 2021, we will be bringing back our toddler/travel size.
The “momme” (mm) is a Japanese form of measurement used to describe the weight of silk fabric. 1 momme means that a piece of silk fabric sized 45 inches by 100 yards weighs 1 pound. The usual range for the momme count in silk ranges from 6 mm to 30 mm with 19 mm being the standard for silk bedding. The higher the number, the higher the density and quality of the silk fabric.
For bedding, 19 momme and above are considered high quality, as it is more durable than silk with a lower momme count. Generally, a higher momme weight makes the fabric more durable and luxurious, making it more suitable for heavy-duty use and lengthening the shelf-life of the product. Both the 19 and 25 momme products are made with the same great craftsmanship, the only differences between the two are the weight, destiny and shelf life of the silk fabric used. The 19 momme is great for trying out silk products for the first time as they offer the perfect blend of affordability and sophistication while also being durable for daily use. With proper care, products in this weight will last many years. 25 momme is great to give as a wedding present or to someone special in your life since they do have a higher durability and a longer shelf life than the 19 momme.
Silk pillowcases are all-natural and free of harsh chemicals. Cotton is also a natural fiber, but harsh chemicals are generally used during the process of growing cotton. Satin pillowcases are often made from polyester, which is derived from petroleum and not good for the body. Much like a cotton ball, a cotton pillow case holds on to much of the excess dirt and oils from your face which can lead to clogged pores. They also draw out moisture from your skin, holding onto all of the creams and serums you’re using on your skin. Cotton can also hold onto heat, making you hot and uncomfortable while you sleep. Silk pillowcases do not hold onto heat, but rather help regulate your temperature. They also do not hold onto moisture or excess dirt, keeping your skin clean and hydrated.
Satin pillowcases are often made out of a material called polyester, which is made from the chemical petroleum. Silk pillowcases are made from the natural silk fibers created by the silkworm. Satin is generally easier to care for than silk , but it does not provide you with as many benefits as silk does. Since silk is a smoother fabric than cotton, it can provide you with a cooler sleep and smoother hair. Silk can also do this, but silk is also packed with a protein called sericin, which is great for repairing your skin and hair.
At this time, we do not have matching silk sheet sets. They are in the works and should be available in the second half of 2021 with the same great quality you know and love from our pillowcases. Subscribe to our email to be the first to know when they are released.
Though other silk pillowcases may look similar to ours, you can be sure that we have gone to great lengths in order to bring you a high-quality pillow case. We hand select the raw silk that is then weaved into the fabric that is used to make our pillowcases. The momme weight of your pillowcase is guaranteed to match the momme weight that is labeled. Our products are 100% organic mulberry silk and we always pay close attention to the craftsmanship of our products. With our long history in the silk industry, we have the knowledge needed to select the best resources and create superior products at a great value. We take great pride in never cutting corners. Our customers' voices matter. Your feedback is heard and it is what helps us improve our business as we grow. We are a company that exists to bring a smile to your face while helping you live a healthier life using silk products.
Yes, our pillowcases are considered organic because the mulberry silk we use is an all natural fabric composed of protein fibers made by the silkworm. Silkworms feed on mulberry leaves, which don't require the use of pesticides or fertilizers to grow. Our silk is also biodegradable, making it better for the environment. Beauty of Orient uses the strictest guidelines in our raw silk material selection to keep our products organic and 100% silk. You can also sleep better knowing the material is free of any harmful dyes or chemicals.
We do use non-toxic dyes in order to keep our products as natural as possible.
The most commonly used way to tell if your silk is real is to conduct a burn test. When silk is burned, it should smell like burning hair and produce brittle ash. It will also stop burning when the flame is removed. Since we would hate for you to have to burn your pillowcase, another way to tell if it's the real deal is by its shine. Real silk will have a pearlescent shine that changes color in the light. Fake silk will give off a flat, white shine.
Our company, Beauty of Orient, was founded in December of 2018. Though our business has not been running for an extremely long time, our family has over 30 years of experience in the silk industry. We have the knowledge needed to hand select.
We will be releasing more silk products later in 2021. Subscribe to our email to be the first to know when they are released!
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WASH & CARE
Detailed care instructions are provided on the packaging of your pillowcase. To keep your pillowcase for many years, avoid extreme heat, bleach, and over soaking your pillowcase. The best way to wash your pillowcase would be to have it dry cleaned, but you can also hand wash it at home with lukewarm water, PH neutral or mild detergent and hang it to dry.
Silk does dry very quickly, so hanging it to dry is the best option. However, if you do need to dry it, avoiding high heat by drying your pillowcase on a no heat or air heat setting for a shorter amount of time would be best. Heat does damage silk over time, so drying your pillowcase in the dryer could shorten the lifetime of your product.
You do not need to dry clean your pillowcase. You can hand wash your pillowcase at home in lukewarm water with a PH neutral or mild detergent and hang it to dry.
Though we try to prevent shrinkage by instilling guidelines to ensure that the silk fabric is not being stretched during the process of weaving or dyeing, the length of the fabric may shrink a little bit after washing.
We recommend that you wash your pillowcase once a week or more if possible and to have a second Beauty of Orient pillowcase to switch out in between washes. Although, it really does depend on your personal preference.
It is recommended, but not mandatory. Our silk is handled with extreme care from start to finish so that you receive your pillowcase in perfect condition.
Over time, silk fabric can lose some of its shine, but our pillowcases should not lose their color. If you do find that the shine has gone away, we recommend that you adhd a capful of white vinegar to the final rinse of your pillowcase or ironing on low heat while the fabric is still damp.
Beauty of Orient silk products come with a hassle free 30 day return policy. If you do encounter any issues due to quality during or after that time period, please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. This email is also provided on the Beauty of Orient packaging. We will respond promptly in order to make things right.
We do not currently offer gift wrapping, though our products are beautifully packaged and ready to give to your loved ones.
We offer shipping to all 50 United States.
If multiple pillowcases have been ordered, it is possible that you may receive them in multiple packages depending on the inventory available at our warehouses across the United States. Sending orders out from where the product is available creates faster shipping times so you can enjoy your product sooner, but may result in multiple packages.
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