Is cashmere or silk better for eye mask-

The materials that are used to make sleep masks are important, We know that silk and cashmere are good choices for an eye mask. But which one is better? I will compare the two materials in this article so that you can purchase the one that suits you best.


Silk is known as the queen of all fabrics. Sleep masks made from silk give a luxurious, soft, and comfortable feel. Additionally, silk is ideal for blocking light and feels light on the skin. It doesn’t tug at sensitive parts of the skin and feels softer on the eyes. Some of the best sleep masks are made with high-quality silk that feels extra thick. Silk is famous for its overall combination of thickness, shine, durability, and softness. When a sleep mask is made with 100% natural silk it means that there were no chemicals used in its production.

One drawback to having a silk sleep mask is that silk gets dirty easily and, although you can wash it, it becomes weaker after every wash. It is also usually relatively more expensive compared to sleep masks made from other materials.


Cashmere is known for its softness, producing a luxury feel. Cashmere is from the soft fleecy underlayer of a cashmere goat.  These fibers are of extremely fine diameter (less than 19 microns, comparatively human hair is 60 - 120 microns) which is why cashmere feels so soft.  Also, cashmere is a high loft fiber (air within the fiber) which translates into a plush, luxurious fabric with a silky feel. When properly cared for, cashmere gets softer with age.

Silk is often touted as the best fabric for masks, as its smooth surface doesn’t pull at the delicate skin around the eyes, won’t interfere with any moisturizers or nighttime products, and doesn’t pull at the eyelashes.