Sleep creases are no laughing matter. As those of you who own one know, cotton pillows can have you waking up with lines that appear etched onto your face come sunrise. And while we hate to break it to you, those marks could be sabotaging your skin’s health. Yes, over time, the folds on your pillowcase can cause wrinkles due to dryness and irritation during even the most restful sleep.
But there's one product that's fairly inexpensive and easy to implement that promises to make you look and feel younger. We're talking, of course, about the humble anti-aging pillow. There are many solutions on the market, from silk to ionized technologies, so we’ve gone ahead and rounded up the best anti-aging pillows and pillowcases to help keep your skin looking young.
This Fishers Finery silk pillowcase earned the Good Housekeeping Seal, which means it stood up to the magazine's rigorous evaluations.
The Night Spa Pillowcase uses cupron technology, which is a fancy term for copper-ion infused fibers. The manufacturers not only claim to eliminate wrinkles but also reverse aging overnight. For $60, it's worth finding out.
If you're not looking for silk, Skin Laundry offers a different solution: silver-ion technology. It provides a natural anti-microbial effect to help reduce the presence of harmful bacteria, helping to heal your skin overnight.
Sleep n’ Beauty is a socially aware brand that makes silk pillowcases that contain reduced dyes for the most sensitive skin.
Night has really thought of everything. It offers a silk pillowcase coupled with its deep black pillow, which negates outside light for a more peaceful sleep.
As recommended by our pals at Byrdie, this vegan-friendly pillowcase is machine-washable and features a secret pocket for sharing stealthy notes with your partner. It's satin, a smooth fabric that prevents hair and skin damage that may occur with other T-shirt pillowcases.
This brand offers all the benefits you find in silk (hypoallergenic, prevents wrinkles and hair damage) without actually being made of silk. This pillowcase is another copper-ion option with more perks for a slightly bigger budget.
For high-quality silk with even higher profile endorsements (Kim Kardashian West, for one), look no further than SlipSilk's 22-momme pillowcases.
The Ethical Silk Company offers all the benefits of silk without the implied cruelty to its producer: silkworms. They use a mulberry silk production that extracts the silk from the cocoon after the moth has left, which still adds up to a weight of 19 momme—a great alternative for vegans.
Keep cool at night with Helix Sleep's pillow, which features a Tencel and polyester blend, integrating more copper for better looking skin.
If you come for silk, you should consider luxury, and LilySilk delivers with lofty 25-momme silk, which is gently treated without extra dyes.
Bamboo is another great option that's vegan-friendly. Ettitude's Lyocell pillowcase is hypoallergenic, with no extra dyes added.
Iluminage offers its own copper-infused anti-aging solution via its Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcase.
Rather than copper ions, HyGenie uses silver ionic technology to keep away acne- or odor-causing bacteria. The benefits are similar to copper and silk—prevention of skin or hair damage—and it's also hypoallergenic.
DreamSkin has a proprietary product it calls JuveTex (short for "rejuvenating textile"), which has all the benefits of silk or satin, as well as the moisturizing benefits of ionized fabric.
If you're wary of all the science behind other options, Deja keeps it simple. Simply flip the sheet every morning so you never sleep on a dirty pillowcase again.