Pillows are everywhere; they're there every time you climb into bed (unless you're one of those people who hates pillows, in which case...why are you reading this?). But most of us don't pay them a whole lot of attention—they're just the thing we put our heads down on. Which is all well and good until you realize that we spend over a third of our collective time with our faces planted directly on them, and then they suddenly seem a whole lot more important. Which is why this week, we assembled a list of the best pillowcases-with-a-purpose. These things fight aging, acne, bacteria, and everything in between. What's more, they feel amazing while they do it. And one even makes your hair smell like Certs! So what are you waiting for? Pick out an insane magic pillowcase of your very own:
BeautyZZZ Natural Silk Pillowcase: Want a pillowcase with no additives, no preservatives, and fabric you can probably eat? This is the one for you, then. It's 100% silk, free of chemicals, pesticides, and dyes, it's hypoallergenic, it repels dust mites, and it's supposed to help maintain your skin's natural pH, too. Mostly, though, it's a responsibly made pillowcase that's real silk and feels amazing and won't wick the moisture out of your skin and hair. Great for curls, dry skin, and all manner of discomfort caused by dust and fabric-processing chemicals, you damn hippie.
Nüfabrx Pillowcase For Blemish-Prone Skin: It's right there in the name. This 'case's bamboo fiber fabric is antimicrobial and imbued with a bunch of acne-fighting essential oils, including tea tree, lavender, and wintergreen. So not only can it help clear up your skin, it's like sleeping on a pile of herbs and Trident. You literally wake up minty fresh on top of this thing, and your hair will never smell any less than freshly washed in a spruce forest creek. A word to the dry-skinned among us, though: the reviews all suggest this thing can dehydrate the crap out of less oily skin types, so maybe look for another antimicrobial option if that's a concern for you.
Iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcase: The luxury of this champagne-colored, silky pillowcase that boasts wrinkle-reducing copper ions once caused Mackenzie to reference The Godfather, Céline Dion, and the Torah in a single breath.
Pratesi Semplice Hotel Standard Pillowcase: The century-old source for Italian aristocratic bedding, Pratesi earned its place in linen history for being so tightly woven and smooth that it’s practically solid. Simple, soft, and as close to cashmere as cotton gets. Oh, and it's on sale.
Frette Doppio Ajour Pillowcase: Frette’s claim that they’re using the “finest quality Egyptian cotton,” is no hype-y marketing tactic. This pristine white cut of cotton bordered by open hem stitch embroidery is literally the best sheet money can buy. It’s the Birkin of bedding.