Lights Out with Slipsilk Sleep Mask

On my last trip before the pandemic changed everything, I bought a new sleep mask. I’d been using the same one for years, and it was time to change things up. But because I only use a sleep mask when traveling, I’ve only been able to test the new one out recently, when I started getting on airplanes again.


I shouldn’t have waited so long. I absolutely love my Slipsilk Sleep Mask.


The mask is made from the highest grade (6A) long-fiber mulberry silk with a thickness of 22 momme. Momme weight describes the weight of 100 yards of silk, 45 inches wide, in pounds. So, 22mm means that 100 yards of the fabric weighs 22 pounds. For bedding, the higher the weight in momme, the better the silk bedding is.


Slipsilk Sleep Masks are 100 percent pure silk, inside and out: pure silk filler, silk internal liner, and a silk-covered elastic band. Non-toxic dyes are used, because who wants to put something with toxic dyes on your skin?


Why might you want a silk sleep mask instead of the regular freebie kind you sometimes get from airlines? Silk can help to reduce friction, which can reduce stretching and tugging on delicate facial skin. Wilk fibers are also significantly less absorbent than many other fibers, so they can help keep your skin’s moisture and favorite face products where they belong—on your face.


If you like silk sleep masks, let me talk you into using silk pillowcases, too. I’m a little late in adopting them in my home bedding, but I am never going back.


The Sleep Mask comes in a huge variety of colors, including black, navy, charcoal, caramel, pink, and white, and lists for $50 on the Slipsilk site. Online exclusive and special edition sleep masks are also available, in case you prefer to stand out while snoozing.


Jill Robinson is a freelance writer who lives in a small California beach town near the big wave surf spot, Mavericks. She divides her time between writing about travel, running a kayak business and trying to wring awe-inspiring adventure out of every day. Her articles have been featured in the AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more. Catch up with her adventures on and IG/Twitter at dangerjr.

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