Gigi Hadid’s silk face mask: Where to buy the supermodel-approved covering and similar styles

The luxurious fabric is equal parts stylish and good for your skin

Louise Whitbread,Sarah Young@sarah_j_young
Tuesday 26 January 2021 16:10
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These celeb faves can help reduce 'maskne' – breakouts caused by wearing face coverings

We often look to celebrities for product recommendations, be it Hailey Bieber’s favourite spot patches or Diane Kruger’s winter-worthy coat.

And, now that face masks have become a part of daily life, we’re keeping a close eye on the stylish ones A-listers are wearing while out and about.

If you’ve been on the hunt for a super-soft, skin-friendly face mask then Gigi Hadid might have found the perfect option.

Read more: The ultimate buying guide for reusable face masks

The supermodel was recently spotted walking around New York wearing a silk mask that has skyrocketed in popularity after being worn by several other famous faces, including Adele, who wore hers during her appearance on Saturday Night Live, and Priyanka Chopra, who wore hers while walking her dog in Germany.

The mask in question is the Discover Night silk face mask, which is made from 100 per cent mulberry silk and comes in seven shades, from blush pink to champagne.

But, there’s more to this celebrity-approved face mask than just good looks. According to Dr Adil Sheraz, consultant dermatologist and British skin foundation spokesperson, face masks made from silk can actually be beneficial to our skin.  

When choosing your face covering, he suggests investing in one made from a fabric that’s soft enough to sit on your skin without any discomfort because, the more uncomfortable you are, the more likely it is you will touch your face or fiddle with it.

“The act of constantly adjusting and touching the mask and thus touching your face will transfer oil, dirt and irritants to the skin,” he says.

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To minimise all of this, he recommends a custom-fitted mask, but if that's not possible, stick to breathable material such as silk, or silk-lined masks.

He goes on to say: “A silk mask with multiple layers would be ideal for sensitive, acne-prone skin”.

If you want to get your hands on a silk face mask just like Gigi’s, we’ve rounded up the best ones available to shop now.

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Discover Night’s product range includes everything from silk sleep masks to pillowcases and hair accessories, but it is their luxurious face masks that have made it a brand beloved by so many celebrities.

The company’s 100 per cent silk offering (Discover Night, £40.19) is the one that’s been worn by the likes of Gigi Hadid and Adele. It comes in a range of seven different colours, each of which features a subtle shine, and it also has many practical features, such as an adjustable nose wire, ear loops and a filter pocket for added protection.

In addition to looking the part, the mask also claims to benefit your skin as silk is antibacterial and antimicrobial. Unlike other face masks that can irritate your skin, the brand says the smooth fabric hugs your face for a secure seal and is comfortable to wear for long periods of time.

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Known for its high-quality silk eye masks and pillows that protect your skin and hair as you sleep, this luxury brand has turned its hand to face coverings (Space NK, £39).

These coverings are made from mulberry silk

Available in four designs – black, leopard print, blush pink and lip print – the mask is crafted from 100 per cent mulberry silk.

It features adjustable ear straps which make for a comfier fit, and an adjustable nose wire inside to keep the covering secure.

They are pricey, but you're paying for the premium materials which will make these masks last.

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Independent online retailer Wolf & Badger champions ethically and sustainably sourced brands across fashion, accessories, jewellery and homewares.

We love this two-sided black and purple silk face mask (Wolf & Badger, £20) that’s double-layered, lightweight and breathable.

This two-sided mask is reversible too (Wolf &amp; Badger)

It has two elasticated ear loops and you can wear it using either side as long as it's clean. The lilac shade is the perfect summer colour.

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Handmade site Etsy has a wide and varied range of face coverings available, from kids to transparent styles specifically to help people who rely on lip-reading to communicate.

Its silk mask section is full of choice too, and our favourite is this double-layered silk satin face mask (Etsy, £9.50).

The jewel-toned masks are lightweight and breathable 

Washable, reusable and made with silk satin and silk polyester, it’s soft and comfortable on the skin.

This blue silk mask has a soft cotton outer layer

We would also suggest this silk face mask with 100 per cent cotton outer layer (Etsy, £12.29) which also has a filter pocket and adjustable tie straps.

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Womenswear brand Rixo is well loved for its clashing prints, patterned midi dresses and on-trend pieces.

It’s also recently created these hope floral-print silk-blend face covering (Selfridges, £26) adorned with its signature florals in a 70 per cent silk, 30 per cent cotton blend.

Rixo has used its signature floral prints on their face masks too

Soft and breathable, with adjustable ties made from the same material, it’s fashionable and functional.

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Silk specialist Gingerlily typically makes nightwear, bedding and accessories, but since the pandemic has also introduced its silk face mask (Gingerlily, £25).

Silk masks can be stylish, comfortable and safe

Available in blush, charcoal and sand shades, they’re made with three layers of 100 per cent Mulberry silk and have elastic straps to keep it in place.

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Boutique retailer Coco Rose London is the creator of the foldable shoe, a design to help women have comfortable footwear without compromising on style.

Its new silk face mask with filter pocket (Coco Rose London, £14.99) is double-layered and is designed with providing the same comfort in mind.

This brightly coloured mask is designed to follow the contours of your nose for a snug fit

They’re cut on an angle to follow the contours of your nose which gives a snug fit and if you’re a glasses wearer can help to reduce your lenses steaming up form your trapped breath.

You can also use it with an added filter if you wish, thanks to the filter pocket.

Coco Rose London is also donating all products from its face mask to a children’s mental health charity, Honeypot which provides respite breaks and outreach support to young carers, aged 5 to 12 as well as helpring with the effect the pandemic has had on young people’s lives.

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Luxury apparel brand Valle & Wik uses folk art and Scandinavian style as inspiration for many of its silk pieces.

It has also recently launched a range of face coverings, we’d recommend this silk mask ville planter deep blue (Valle & Vik, £35).

This mask has an internal pocket for a filter, a cotton poplin lining and silk-covered straps (Ville & Vik)

They’re double layered with an internal pocket for a filter, cotton poplin lining and silk-covered elastic straps. Each mask comes with a matching silk drawstring bag too.

The brand will be donating a percentage of proceeds from sales to NHS charities also.

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For more celebrity fashion inspiration, read our review of the Mango coat loved by Gigi Hadid and Diane Kruger

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