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Frequently Asked Questions

Q - What makes Eucalyptus Lyocell sheets different from other brands?

A - Sheets & Giggles Eucalyptus Lyocell Sheet Sets are derived from 100% eucalyptus wood pulp harvested from eucalyptus trees grown on sustainably managed, biodiverse farms.  Lyocell is the process used to turn that wood pulp into rayon by mechanical means, not chemical. The results are breathable and cooler sheets, moisture wicking, ultra soft, hair and skin friendly and very, very pet friendly. 

Q - How does Eucalyptus Lyocell differ from cotton, organic cotton or polyester?

A - Eucalyptus Lyocell is better for the environment in a number of ways:

  • Eucalyptus Lyocell sheets are 100% plant based and 100% biodegradable.  They don't shed microplastics like polyester sheets do and our packaging is 100% plastic-free and recyclable.

  • Processing textiles from the eucalyptus tree uses far less water (150L/sheet) than processing cotton (4000L/sheet).

  • Cotton crops use arable land that could be used for food production, unlike eucalyptus trees, which can be grown on land that isn't suitable for food crops.

  • Eucalyptus Lyocell production does not use pesticides or insecticides, unlike cotton manufacturing, which uses 16% of the world's insecticides and 11% pesticides, including neonicotinoids, the chemical largely responsible for  honeybee colony collapse disorder.

  • Eucalyptus Lyocell sheets use 30% less energy during the manufacturing  process compared to cotton sheets.

Q - How do I care for my new Sheets & Giggles Eucalyptus Lyocell sheets?

A - Sheets & Giggles Eucalyptus Lyocell sheets were designed for home use. They should be washed in cold/delicate, without bleach or laundry pods, and tumbled dry on low heat.  Look for a care instruction guide inside the packaging when your new sheets arrive.

 

Q - How does Retinol help my skin?

A - Retinol is vitamin A, a skin restoring ingredient and an antioxidant.  Retinol is a wrinkling-firming and smoothing agent due to it's ability to improve skin collagen production.  Retinol may help reduce future wrinkles when used daily with sunscreen.

Q - How Does Vitamin C serum improve my skin quality? 

A - Vitamin C is one of the most well researched of the vitamins with respect to benefits for your skin.  When used over time, it has been shown to help reduce dark spots by brightening dull skin and evening out skin tone.  Vitamin C is also an anti-irritant thus it can minimize irritation and inflammation caused by environmental influences.

Q - What do peptides do for my skin?

A - Peptides are part of the building blocks of proteins. Because your skin is primarily composed of the protein Keratin, adding peptides to your skin care regime may offer a skin-soothing effect, and may improve the appearance of wrinkles.

Q - How will hyaluronic acid contribute to better skin quality?

A - Hyaluronic acid can improve your skin’s moisture content.  It is capable of holding up to 1,000 times its own weight in water, making it an optimal hydrator for all skin types.  Hyaluronic acid can also provide antioxidant benefits against environmental damage.

Q - What is MSM and how does it improve my skin?

A - MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is essential for proper functioning of amino acids, the building blocks of your entire body!  It inhibits the breakdown of collagen, making it an important contribution to any anti-aging regimen. 

Q - Why do I need glycolic acid in my skin care products?

A - Glycolic Acid is a form of alpha hydroxy acid and works as an exfoliant.  It can help shed dead skin cells that can cause dull, flaky skin, blocked pores and blemishes, and an uneven skin tone.  Cleaning up the skin cells can smooth the skin's surface, reduce wrinkles and potentially provide some tightening of the skin.Glycolic acid is a preferred ingredient for skin which is sun-damaged.

Q - Is vitamin E a beneficial ingredient?

A - Vitamin E is a well known, well researched, anti-oxidant.  anti-oxidants defend your skin agains environmental stress. Ironically, your natural vitamin E stores can be depleted due to sun and environmental exposure thus adding it to your skin care regimen is very beneficial.