We partnered with Slip to make an exclusive promotional gift for beauty sleep.
We asked Fiona Stewart to share her thoughts on beauty sleep, briefs on skin care benefits, and her own story about sensitive skin:
What was the inspiration for Slip ™?
I worked as a publicist in the film industry for almost 20 years. In 2003 I had cystic acne and my dermatologist used a very strong acne medication. My side effects were extremely uncomfortable – I suffered from hair loss and very dry and very sensitive skin.
I also woke up with sleep lines that were still there about an hour after I woke up. I went back to my dermatologist and asked what I could do because the side effects were so uncomfortable. He recommended drinking more water, staying away from the harsh Australian sun and sleeping on a silk pillow case – I was looking for one everywhere! Justin (my partner) and I were unable to find any and searched for the best silk we could find and wrapped it around my pillow. The results were dramatic and immediate … we couldn't believe no one made a silk pillow case as a beauty product, and when I needed it, everyone else did. Slip ™ grew out of a real need for a silk pillow case to relieve my side effects.
Justin Dubois, my partner and CEO, is the driving force behind Slip's quality and production standards. Slip ™ is the original silk pillow case that is marketed as a beauty product. Slipsilk ™ was specially commissioned and manufactured to our high standards. It has been developed and refined over ten years to offer the ultimate combination of shine, thickness, softness and durability. Slipsilk ™ has been scientifically tested and has been proven to significantly reduce friction and absorb significantly less facial cream from your skin.
Which products does Slip offer and why are they so special?
We are the original silk pillow case with hair and skin benefits. We make Slip ™ Pure Silk pillow cases that are our hero products – born out of a personal need for my skin problems. We have also introduced beautiful pure silk sleep masks and travel sets and have just launched Slipsilk ™ hair ties that are gentle on your hair than normal hair bands!
They are extremely luxurious. How did you design it?
My partner Justin and I designed the entire packaging and product together many years ago. We both have advertising and marketing backgrounds, so of course we wanted to do it ourselves!
We heard that slip products absorb less nighttime skin care. How does this work?
Slipsilk ™ fibers are significantly less absorbent than other fibers like cotton – so they are less likely to steal your face cream at night! Laboratory tests have shown that Slipsilk ™ absorbs significantly less face cream compared to widely used cotton pillow cases *.
We know that you have many famous admirers. Who are your VIP fans?
We have bought many celebrities from us over the years, but we never kiss and tell stories!
What are the skin benefits of sleeping with panties?
We spend a third of our lives in bed, so it is important that you take care of your skin while you sleep. Sleeping on Slip ™ is recommended by dermatologists, hairdressers AND beauty experts!
With increasing age the skin loses elasticity and sleep lines, which are caused by friction and pressure on the facial skin, can last longer and longer. While the wrinkles usually go away later that day, they can gradually be "ironed" over the years.
Sleeping on silk is a great expert tip for beauty and a long-standing beauty secret. Laboratory tests have shown that Slipsilk ™ reduces friction or drag on sensitive skin by an average of 43% compared to cotton pillowcases *. This results in a smooth, luxurious surface that helps the skin slide over the pillow. All of this adds up to good news for beauty sleep – your tender facial skin with a thank you!
Friction can also contribute to the head! Choose Slipsilk ™ to reduce friction, especially if you have a blowout. The most famous hairdressers in the world have long recommended sleeping on soft, hair-friendly silk to help keep your blowout.
What is planned for the future?
A lot of exciting things are happening this year … check out this room!
* Compared to widespread cotton pillow cases with a thread count of 220-360.