Silk pillowcase made in France : a modern and matte silk
Have you just started hearing about silk pillowcases? Sleeping on a silk pillowcase is a true gesture of beauty. And Benu Blanc goes further than the beauty gesture: we have transformed the use of a 100% pure silk pillowcase of very high quality into a ritual of well-being and beauty. But before we get to that, let us tell you more about silk and beauty linen.
The concept of beauty linens is the use of textiles and companion products to bring you beauty and wellness care. We have chosen silk woven and manufactured in France with oeko-tex certification and a density of 25 mms, for its exceptional qualities as a fabric, but also as natural molecules for cosmetic products. For the pillowcase 100% pure silk Benu White, this is done through the association with 100% natural care mists based onaromatherapy and aromachology. The night becomes a care of well-being and beauty.
Silk made in France, silk made in France: yes, with excellence and innovation
For several centuries, silk has been at the heart of several crafts in France. There are some very fine skills here, inherited from centuries of silk culture. Indeed, it was in the middle of the 14th century that French sericulture was at its peak. The south of France and the region of Lyon were specialized in silk production. Silk comes from the Bombyx of the mulberry tree: the silkworm feeds only on mulberry leaves. However, the decline of silk production in France was caused by various diseases that affected the bombyx, and other phenomena that created more favorable growing conditions in other countries - for example, the production of mulberry leaves in multi-annual crops in China.
Silk weavers and silk weaving in France: perpetuating the craft of excellence with this noble material
When the co-founders of Benu Blanc started to create beauty linen, they wanted to find the best quality silk possible. They also wanted to break with the traditional codes of silk: to take the opposite of a fine, slippery and shiny silk. So they met with French companies that produce, weave and/or make silk.
On the production side (sericulture), there are few magnaneries (silkworm producers). These silkworm factories are not able to produce enough silk yarns for the demand on the French market. Silk is indeed a noble material that allows high-end products: silk scarves, silk clothes, silk pillowcases. The major French luxury houses already channel most of the production of yarns, and for the rest (the very large part of their silk consumption for their various products) the luxury houses invest alongside French weavers with a supply of cocoons throughout the world.
The quest for the best silk for beauty linens - the concept at the heart of Benu Blanc - has therefore continued with silk weavers in France. There are less than a dozen weavers left in France, mostly located in the Auvergne Rhône Alpes region. The French weavers are specialized in the crucial stages of transformation of silk cocoons into silk fabric. This requires a goldsmith's work with more than twenty different steps. Their job is very technical, and each weaver has specific skills.
Silk is the trade of some French weavers for several generations, the made in France at the heart of specific skills
Benu Blanc has worked with a partner whose silk weaving has been the trade for several generations, to create the beauty linen. Benu Blanc silk is woven in France: it has been developed with our weaving partner to bring you a very high quality oeko-tex certified silk.
With its density of 25 mms, it is a matt silk, resistant, comfortable and durable. It offers a new, unmatched and unbeatable sensoriality.
The silk used for Benu Blanc products, and in particular Nuit de Soie, the ritual composed of a silk pillowcase and care mists to be sprayed on the pillow, has another particularity: the weave of the fabric (its structure) is particularly favorable to the silk neo-beads contained in the 100% natural care mists.
Benu Blanc's natural microencapsulation technology uses silk peptides that allow the prolonged diffusion of natural aromatic actives. Thus, when you mist your care on the Benu Blanc silk pillowcase, the benefits of the mist are diffused during 7 to 9 hours.
Let's move on to the making of the silk, again in France. Silk is a very special fabric, made of natural fibers, and has a specific technicality in its manufacture. Sewing silk, making beautiful silk items requires know-how and a long learning process.
The Benu Blanc team met companies specialized in silk manufacturing in France. They were confronted with a reality of the field: employment in France is much more expensive than in other distant countries. But the manufacture in France is not only more expensive, it is also of excellent quality. Benu Blanc works with a workshop labeled Living Heritage Company: yes it is not only to preserve the work and skills in France, but also to bring the excellence of exceptional craftsmanship to Benu Blanc customers. The seamstresses of our partner workshop are at the origin of many very qualitative details of our products: invisible fasteners and original sewing techniques for example.
Finally, the employment in France is also more "secure" for the French workers, without entering the debate of the workshops with deplorable conditions, known in other countries. For the Benu Blanc team, the respect of the work and of the human being are at the heart of the company's values.
Benu Blanc silk is the best silk for your beauty and your well-being, especially for your pillowcase 100% pure silk certified oeko-tex and made in France
Let's talk about the technical characteristics of Benu Blanc silk first: oeko-tex silk, certified free of more than 200 harmful substances (this is frankly a prerequisite for a textile in contact with the skin). Silk density 25 mommes: yes, it was necessary to go for a higher density to ensure a better durability of the silk. The structure of the fabric itself is best suited to the silk neo-beads contained in the care mists.
Finally, let's talk about the sensoriality of the Benu Blanc silk: by its matte side, it has a reassuring, soothing touch. You will have in touching this material of exception, this feeling of the French luxury products. The excellence, the best quality for you, to take care of you.
Compared to all the silk pillowcases that you will find, this one is the only one to be transformed into cosmetic care by the association with the entirely natural care mists of Benu Blanc. Nuit de Soie, Benu Blanc's silk pillowcase and skincare mist ritual, has been awarded a Victoire de la Beauté.
The Victoires de la Beauté are awarded by a jury of consumers who test the product at home, blind (no brand, no marketing) and anonymously. Benu Blanc also received an award in the category of beauty and well-being ritual, awarded by the distributors of the beauty world (Nocibé, Séphora, Marionnaud, parapharmacies networks, selective stores such as Bon Marché in Paris). It is a recognition by the professionals of cosmetics for the innovation brought by Benu Blanc and its exceptional products.
For the Made in France part, Benu Blanc is member of the Independent Federation of Made in France. Benu Blanc is also in the partner brands of La Carte Française. Benu Blanc is also referenced by Mon Achat Français, On achète Français and Marquerie. These partners are all specialists of Made in France, who like Benu Blanc, do their best to promote companies that not only pay taxes in France, but also create work in France, support the skills developed on the territories, and share values centered on the human and the respect of work at its fair value.
Beyond a silk pillowcase and natural care mists: silk has real virtues as a cosmetic molecule and as a textile
Silk is one of the rare natural hydrophobic textiles. It is also antiallergic and antibacterial.
It brings to the contact of the skin several benefits:
- hydration by preserving the water contained in the cells of the dermis
- the effect of cosmetic products is optimized because they are not absorbed (in the cotton of a pillowcase for example)
With our technology of microencapsulation by silk peptides a bio-affinity is created, which we decline in several products.
As a molecule, silk is for example used in some shampoos and conditioners to bring shine to hair.
Sericin and fibroin have many properties that provide better hydration and even anti-aging effects under certain conditions. There will soon be a new ritual that Benu Blanc will propose, still based on the bio-affinity of silk and a marriage between cosmetics and textile.
Transforming a silk pillowcase into a wellness and beauty treatment with Benu Blanc's 100% natural care mists
When the founding team of Benu Blanc worked to create the company, the scientific council defined a research program to go beyond a simple silk pillowcase. The research on the bio-affinity of silk that has been carried out has led to several patents on natural microencapsulation. Indeed, Benu Blanc carries a message of natural beauty and holistic beauty. So, of course, you understood that the Benu Blanc silk pillowcase associated with its care mists is a first ritual we wanted to set up. More to come...Benu Blanc's R&D is moving forward a lot, but cosmetic (and textile!) developments are always long. You will soon be able to discover a brand new beauty and well-being ritual based on silk, cosmetic silk and textile... we can't wait to let you discover it. In the meantime, we have been answering requests from the Benu Blanc community on other products such as 100% silk protection masks made in France.
Protective masks 100% pure silk woven and made in France: to take care of your skin and protect your entourage
There are many articles about silk to use in protective masks, and this for two main reasons. The first one is -again- the hydrophobic character of silk and its anti-allergic and anti-bacterial properties. The craze started from a scientific study on the use of silk to protect against certain virus particles.
The second is the beauty use: when wearing a protective mask, the skin of the face is in prolonged contact with the mask material. This creates problems of skin sensitization, humidity and hygiene. Silk provides a multiple response here. Specific cosmetic products to fight against "mascné" have appeared. This word "mascné" refers to the problems of pimples and other skin problems created by the prolonged wearing of a protective mask, a barrier mask.
For the Benu Blanc team, it's not about making hundreds and hundreds of silk barrier masks. But when we received one, two, then twenty requests from the Benu Blanc community to make 100% silk barrier masks, we decided to make a few. We first made a very small batch of silk face masks. They were quickly bought by our users. So we made another small series of 100% silk barrier masks.
We saw the delays for the approvals, and by choice, we decided to stay with these very small series of masks without claiming a classified use. The silk masks we offer have three layers of silk. We have worked a lot on their comfort, but we do not see this product as a perennial product for Benu Blanc and for the Society at large. We hope that the pandemic will soon be behind us and that we can all live without masks. So we choose to make some 100% silk protection masks, made in France and of very good quality; but we will not go towards an industrialization of our 100% silk barrier masks.
For Benu Blanc products, real customer reviews on 100% silk pillowcases, natural care mists, silk protection masks
Benu Blanc customer reviews are collected by Trusted Shop. Trusted Shop is an independent organization and Benu Blanc does not have the ability to choose which reviews are shown, and which are removed.
So here are several Benu Blanc customer reviews:
"Quality products designed and made in France. Fast shipping and nicely packaged items. Trusted site. Perfect!"
"Fast shipping, neat packaging. Quality pillowcase. French product. A certificate card of quality and French production would be a justified plus."
"Top products, the quality of the cover and superb and the orange blossom spray smells very good and I feel like I sleep better since "
"Much more than a simple beauty product, it is a moment of relaxation at bedtime, I love it!"
"Very nice quality item."
"Excellent products, trusted site. Very nice work, both artisanal and innovative, I love it "
"I placed an order for the first time in this Shop, the product is very qualitative, the shipment careful, in the stated time. It is completely consistent with my expectations. I recommend this store and these products (if the budget allows)!"
"I am absolutely conquered by the well being provided by my neo-pearl misted silk pillowcase at night."
"I've been using the pillowcase and mist for a year now and I can't live without it! I even take it with me on vacation or on the road. My hair is shiny again.
"The silk pillowcase is sublime and very well finished and the scented pillow mist a real cloud of happiness.
"From the first night I saw the effect on my hair, not disheveled and on the skin no more pillow crease marks. Nice matte silk that dries quickly."
"Very nice product, color, material, very pleasant to sleep, I am very satisfied with my purchase "
"From browsing the site to ordering through delivery and online support everything was perfect! All that's left now is to test the product!"
"Fast and easy online ordering! Quick receipt. No disappointment at the opening everything was as described! I am completely in love with the bergamot mimosa mist and the silk pillowcases which are beautiful by the way!"
" Perfect surprise by the silk that looks more like cotton but very nice
Very fast shipping "
"I am delighted with my purchase Beautiful night gray pillowcases ... "
"A very nice quality - I highly recommend, it can be a nice gift idea, to make or to offer."
"I just reordered, after my sister it was my mother who suggested we give her Nuit de Soie. It was a great gift, as usual. If this continues, I'll also get one for myself: it takes care of my beard ???? "
"Since I sleep with this pillowcase my skin is better hydrated, more luminous, more harmonious. I won't be able to sleep on cotton anymore!
"I just ordered again. I am very satisfied with the quality.
"1st nice experience at Benu white I was looking forward to sleep 8 hours. Thanks to the bergamot spray and the pillowcase itself, the expected miracle happened again
Thank you for the promise kept "
" The pillowcase has changed my nights! I love it!"
" Fast delivery, quality pillowcase and very soft. And made in Lyon, what more could you ask for!